The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 [JEE (Advanced) 2017] will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs.
The examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration and will be held as per the following schedule:
The schedule will remain the same even if the day of examination is declared a public holiday.
All the Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI) must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
Institutes have various types of seats for the candidates based on their (birth) categories, presence or absence of disability and nationality.
Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)
27% of seats in every course. The backward class should be in the current updated central list of OBCs (http://www.ncbc.nic.in ).
Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general (GEN) i.e., unreserved category, and they will be eligible only for the OPEN seats – the seats for which everyone is eligible .
Scheduled Caste (SC)
15% of seats in every course.
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India http://socialjustice.nic.in/UserView/index?mid=76750 and http://tribal.nic.in/Content/StatewiseListofScheduledTribesProfiles.aspx.
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
7.5% of seats in every course.
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective central list of corresponding states published by the Government of India http://socialjustice.nic.in/UserView/index?mid=76750 and http://tribal.nic.in/Content/StatewiseListofScheduledTribesProfiles.aspx .
Persons with Disability (PwD)
3% seats in each of OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats.
Benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visual or SEVERE dyslexic.
Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the courses are also included in this sub-category.
Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of relaxed criteria. See Rank Lists .
The category of a candidate as entered in the database, which will be made available by the JEE Apex Board [which conducts JEE (Main) 2017 examination], will be final and requests for change of category will NOT be entertained.2. Defence Service Candidates
Defence Service (DS) candidates are children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute for DS candidates. To avail of this preferential allotment, a DS candidate must be in the Common Rank List of JEE (Advanced) 2017 .
DS candidates must be declared this information during JEE (Advanced) 2017 registration.
Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized), do not belong to OCI/PIO category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under OCI/PIO category at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017 are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course. However, the seats allotted to OCI/PIO card holders will be under OPEN category, but not supernumerary.
Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as specified herein.
Those who opt for Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Integrated M.Sc. program in Geology or Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering should not have any form of colour blindness. A certificate to this effect from a govt. registered medical practitioner has to be produced at the time of seat acceptance. IITs may constitute a medical board to test the validity of the candidate’s medical condition.
The standards of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered to strictly for candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with these limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering.
However, “female” candidates will be admitted to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering related courses at IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, IIT Kharagpur and IIT (BHU).