If you are an engineering career aspirant, JEE is your gateway to get admission in the top engineering colleges of the country. All the engineering aspirants who are willing to enrol in the undergraduate courses in the IITs and NITs, must appear for JEE Main and the eligible candidates for JEE advanced are selected from the rank holders of the JEE main 2016 itself. Those candidates who will be pass the JEE advanced shall have to compete for the undergraduate courses in the reputed IIT colleges across the country. But your first step should be to fill up the online application form for JEE mains.

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Know the eligibility criteria of JEE main: If you are aspiring to sit for the JEE mains 2016, you should have passed the 10+2 exam or any equivalent examination from a certified board. If you are among the General category, you should have been born on or after 1.10.1991. If you are among the reserved candidates, you can get a relaxation of 5 years meaning that your date of birth can be anytime after 1.10.1986.

No matter from which board you have passed the 10+2 exam, it is mandatory to pass in at least five subjects in the Std. XII board exam. You must also have an aggregate of 50 percent in physics, chemistry and mathematics. You are allowed to sit for the exam upto three times and you will not be allowed to appear for JEE in case you have passed your 10+2 before 2013.

Know the exam pattern of JEE main: In the JEE Mains 2016, the B.E. and B.tech papers would comprise of 90 questions from which 30 will be from individual subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and you will be allowed three hours for completion of the paper.

If you are opting for B.Arch or B. Planning courses, then your paper will comprise of three distinct parts where paper 1 will be entirely based on mathematics, paper 2 will be for Aptitude test and paper 3 will test your drawing skills.

Important news about JEE 2016: If you have opted for any of these competitive tests, you should download the admit card which will be available on the official website of JEE from the last week of March.

JEE advanced is your next step following JEE main and is conducted for those students who are willing to get an admission in the IITs. There are also many well reputed engineering colleges across the country, that admit students on the basis of the ranks scored in the JEE advanced exam.

Important info about JEE advanced: So, it has been your dream since childhood to study in one of the acclaimed IITs of the country. But do you know that you are required to be one of the top 1,50,000 rankers of JEE mains? You should also be not more than 25 years old and should have passed in each and every subject of your 10+2 level at one chance. You will be only allowed twice to sit for the JEE mains and it has to be in two consecutive years.

Unfortunately, if you have paid your admission fee in any of the IITs, but have failed to take admission then or got it cancelled, you will not be allowed to appear for the JEE advanced exam all over again.

Exam pattern of JEE advanced:

  • This exam normally consists of 2 papers of which, there are multiple choice questions, numerical calculations and match the following type.
  • Paper 1 would consist of 3 parts of 60 questions in total.
  • Part 1 will have 3 questions, part 2 having 10 questions and part 3 will have 2 match the following type questions from each subject.
  • There is also negative marking in parts 2 and 3.

So, if you were not well informed about your upcoming JEE mains and advanced, this few information will definitely help you to plan your course so that you can finish off with your syllabus within time and arm yourself with thorough revision and practice in order to be successful.