JEE Main 2017| Registration|Admit Card|Application Form|Exam Date|Syllabus

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level engineering entrance exam to be held yearly in India. JEE a competitive entrance exam for admission to different engineering courses. JEE score is the primary criteria for admission in Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology.

In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Notification, the 5th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2017 will be conducted on 02/04/2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, etc.

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Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) – 2017 application form online.

About JEE Main –2017

Mode of Examination

The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (described below) of JEE(Main)will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination modes for Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only.

Type of Examination

JEE (Main) – 2017 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.).Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

Subject Types of Questions Mode of Exam
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based OR Computer based
Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude Only Pen and Paper based

The requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

Courses Papers
All other undergraduate courses(B.E. /B. Tech.) Paper –1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs) Paper –2

Schedule of Examination

Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)and Paper(B.Arch./B.Planning.)

Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timing Duration
02/04/2017 Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 0930-1230 Hours(IST) 3 Hours
02/04/2017 Paper 2 (B. Arch./B.Planning.) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III 1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)Only

Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timing Duration
08/04/2017 (Saturday) 09/04/2017 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 1st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST) 2nd shift (**)1400-1700 Hours (IST) **If required 3 Hours

Note:  The option of date for Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 should be exercised while filling up the application form. The allotment of slots/dates will be on first come first served basis. If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same. The Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 in Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah will be held on 09th April 2017.
In case a candidate, by furnishing the false information, appears in more than one slots/dates of the computer based examination or appears in both the modes of examination i.e. pen & paper based and computer based examination, his candidature will be cancelled and his result will not be declared.

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

1. All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium
2. Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati

The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage

Cities/Towns of JEE(Main)- 2017 Examination Centres

JEE (Main) – 2017 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad.While applying, candidates must select four centre cities in case of Pen & Paper based examination and one city in case of Computer based examination.
However, if the number of candidates for Computer based examination is less than 50 in a city on a particular date then such candidates will be allotted last day of the computer based examination in the same city.
Similarly, efforts will be made to allot candidate‟s city of Pen & Paper based examination as per their choice
opted for in the application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in a nearby area may be allotted.

Requests for Change of Examination City/Town

Normally, the requests for change of centre will not be entertained. In this regard, the decision of the Executive Director (JAB)will be final.

Use of Calculator and Communication Aids

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator etc. isNOT PERMITTED in JEE (Main) – 2017.Materials
like log table, book, notebook, etc. should NOT be brought into the examination hall.

JEE Main Eligibility

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit are relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1987 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or2016; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)- 2017.
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2018 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2017. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2014, did not pass in 2014, but passed in 2015 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2017.

Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2017. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main)2017and if such candidates appear in JEE(Main) 2017 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates Are Also Advised To Note And Verify For Themselves The Eligibility For Appearing In Jee(Advanced) – 2017 As Well As Eligibility For Admission To Various Institutes. Being Eligible To Write Jee (Main) And By Obtaining An All India Rank In Jee (Main), A Candidate Does Not Automatically Become Eligible For Admission.
Candidates Seeking Admission To The Institutions In The States Of Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh Nagaland And Odisha, Which Were Earlier Admitting Based On Their State Level Examination, Are Also Advised To Verify Their Eligibility As Per Criteria Laid Down By These State Government.

No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from 2014. The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will, however, be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65%  in the 12th class examination. Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECH Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects
along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational
subject.
B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions

The above-mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Technical Institutions participating in counselling through JoSAA/CSAB. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to state Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.

Number of seats in various Institutions

The JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE is only an examination conducting body. After the declaration of result, the data is handed over to SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD or the concerned state government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. The JEE (Main) secretariat does not collect the information regarding a total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions. For all admission related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer the website of JoSAA, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned state government/institute after a declaration of ranks of JEE (Main)– 2017.The letter/e-mails regarding admission related procedures/queries will not be entertained by JEE (Main) secretariat /CBSE.

Reservation of seats

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria.These categories are:
I. Other Backwards Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
II. Scheduled Castes (SC)
III. Scheduled Tribes (ST)
IV. Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability
The benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE(Main)-2017, the reservation rules of that state shall apply.The letter/e-mails regarding reservation criteria will not be entertained by JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE.

Seat Allocation Process and Admission Procedure

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2017 through a Seat Allocation Process to be announced later.The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at an appropriate time.

The verification of documents would be done at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission. The purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination, the state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) of the candidate. On failing to produce any of the authentic documents, the candidate will not be considered for admission.
SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates will be required to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of Seat Allocation Process as well as at the time of admission, failing which they will not be considered for admission.

Eligibility Criteria For Appearing In JEE Advanced –2017

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) -2017 is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination.Those appearing in these examinations in 2017 can also appear in JEE (Advanced)- 2017 provisionally.

All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the year 2017 will have to appear in the Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2017. Based on the performance in Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2017, top 220000 candidates (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE(Advanced)-2017.

Admissions to IITs/ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced, subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced) – 2017.
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. The candidates, who have attempted IIT-JEE/JEE (Advanced) in 2015 or earlier, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in JEE(Advanced)–2017.
The candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs & ISM Dhanbad in 2016 is eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) – 2017 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2017 Exam pattern – Paper 1

S.No Parameters Details
1 Duration 3 hours
2 Total Marks 360
Total Questions asked 90
3 Paper details Physics – 30 objective type questions
Chemistry – 30 objective type questions
Mathematics – 30 objective type questions
4 Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer

Negative marking of ¼ marks ie 1 mark will be deducted

5 Materials allowed Blue/ Black Ball Point Pen only for pen and paper

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern – Paper 2

S.No Parameters Details
1 Duration 3 hours
2 Total Marks 390
3 Paper details Part I – 30 objective type questions in Mathematics
Part II – 50 objective type questions (Aptitude Test)
Part III – 2 questions carrying 70 marks which are to be attempted on a separate Drawing Sheet
4 Marking Scheme Part I & II – 4 marks for each correct answer

Negative marking of ¼ marks

5 Materials allowed Blue/ Black Ball Point Pen only for Part I & II
Part III- colour pencils or crayons only.

JEE Main Result – 2017

The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2017 for all candidates will be declared by 27th April 2017.This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2017 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2017 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank.
Only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to
NITs/IIITs/CFTIs/SFIs/Others, while other ranks are for information purposes

JEE Main Syllabus

CHEMISTRY

Physical chemistry

General topics: Concept of atoms and molecules; Dalton’s atomic theory; Mole concept; Chemical formulae; Balanced chemical equations; Calculations (based on mole concept) involving common oxidation-reduction, neutralisation, and displacement reactions; Concentration in terms of mole fraction, molarity, molality and normality.

Gaseous and liquid states: Absolute scale of temperature, ideal gas equation; Deviation from ideality, van der Waals equation; Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature; Law of partial pressures; Vapour pressure; Diffusion of gases.

Atomic structure and chemical bonding: Bohr model, spectrum of hydrogen atom, quantum numbers; Wave-particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis; Uncertainty principle; Qualitative quantum mechanical picture of hydrogen atom, shapes of s, p and d orbitals; Electronic configurations of elements (up to atomic number 36); Aufbau principle; Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule; Orbital overlap and covalent bond; Hybridisation involving s, p and d orbitals only; Orbital energy diagrams for homonuclear diatomic species; Hydrogen bond; Polarity in molecules, dipole moment (qualitative aspects only); VSEPR model and shapes of molecules (linear, angular, triangular, square planar, pyramidal, square pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral and octahedral).

Energetics: First law of thermodynamics; Internal energy, work and heat, pressure-volume work; Enthalpy, Hess’s law; Heat of reaction, fusion and vapourization; Second law of thermodynamics; Entropy; Free energy; Criterion
of spontaneity

Chemical equilibrium: Law of mass action; Equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s principle (effect of concentration, temperature and pressure); Significance of ΔG and ΔG0 in chemical equilibrium; Solubility product, common ion effect, pH and buffer solutions; Acids and bases (Bronsted and Lewis concepts); Hydrolysis of salts.

Electrochemistry: Electrochemical cells and cell reactions; Standard electrode potentials; Nernst equation and its relation to ΔG; Electrochemical series, emf of galvanic cells; Faraday’s laws of electrolysis; Electrolytic conductance, specific, equivalent and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch’s law; Concentration cells

Chemical kinetics: Rates of chemical reactions; Order of reactions; Rate constant; First order reactions; Temperature dependence of rate constant (Arrhenius equation).

Solid state: Classification of solids, crystalline state, seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, α, β, γ), the close-packed structure of solids (cubic), packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattices; Nearest neighbours, ionic radii, simple ionic compounds, point defects.

Solutions: Raoult’s law; Molecular weight determination from lowering of vapour pressure, elevation of boiling point and depression of freezing point.

Surface chemistry: Elementary concepts of adsorption (excluding adsorption isotherms); Colloids: types, methods of preparation and general properties; Elementary ideas of emulsions, surfactants and micelles (only definitions and examples).

Nuclear chemistry: Radioactivity: isotopes and isobars; Properties of α, β and γ rays; Kinetics of radioactive decay (decay series excluded), carbon dating; Stability of nuclei with respect to proton-neutron ratio; Brief discussion on fission and fusion reactions.

Inorganic Chemistry

Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals: Boron, silicon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur and halogens; Properties of allotropes of carbon (only diamond and graphite), phosphorus and sulphur.

Preparation and properties of the following compounds: Oxides, peroxides, hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; Boron: diborane, boric acid and borax; Aluminium: alumina, aluminium chloride and alums; Carbon: oxides and oxyacid (carbonic acid); Silicon: silicones, silicates and silicon carbide; Nitrogen: oxides, and ammonia; Phosphorus: oxides, oxyacids (phosphorus acid, phosphoric acid) and phosphine; Oxygen: ozone and hydrogen peroxide; Sulphur: hydrogen sulphide, oxides, sulphurous acid, sulphuric acid and sodium thiosulphate; Halogens: hydrohalic acids, oxides and oxyacids of chlorine, bleaching powder; Xenon fluorides.

Transition elements (3d series): Definition, general characteristics, oxidation states and their stabilities, colour (excluding the details of electronic transitions) and calculation of spin-only magnetic moment; Coordination compounds: nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, cis-trans and ionisation isomerisms, hybridization and geometries of mononuclear coordination compounds (linear, tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral).

Preparation and properties of the following compounds: Oxides and chlorides of tin and lead; Oxides, chlorides and sulphates of Fe2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+; Potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, silver oxide, silver nitrate, silver thiosulphate.

Ores and minerals: Commonly occurring ores and minerals of iron, copper, tin, lead, magnesium, aluminium, zinc and silver.

Extractive metallurgy: Chemical principles and reactions only (industrial details excluded); Carbon reduction method (iron and tin); Self-reduction method (copper and lead); Electrolytic reduction method (magnesium and aluminium); Cyanide process (silver and gold)

Principles of qualitative analysis: Groups I to V (only Ag+ , Hg2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Bi3+ ,Fe3+, Cr3+, Al3+, Ca2+, Ba2+, Zn2+, Mn2+ and Mg2+); Nitrate, halides (excluding fluoride), sulphate and sulphide.

Organic Chemistry

Concepts: Hybridisation of carbon; σ and π-bonds; Shapes of simple organic molecules; Structural and geometrical isomerism; Optical isomerism of compounds containing up to two asymmetric centres, (R,S and E,Z nomenclature excluded); IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds (only hydrocarbons, mono-functional and bi-functional compounds); Conformations of ethane and butane (Newman projections); Resonance and hyperconjugation; Keto-enol tautomerism; Determination of empirical and molecular formulae of simple compounds (only combustion method); Hydrogen bonds: definition and their effects on physical properties of alcohols and carboxylic acids; Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of organic acids and bases; Polarity and inductive effects in alkyl halides; Reactive intermediates produced during homolytic and heterolytic bond cleavage; Formation, structure and stability of carbocations, carbanions and free radicals.

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes: Homologous series, physical properties of alkanes (melting points, boiling points and density); Combustion and halogenation of alkanes; Preparation of alkanes by Wurtz reaction and decarboxylation reactions.

Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes: Physical properties of alkenes and alkynes (boiling points, density and dipole moments); Acidity of alkynes; Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes and alkynes (excluding the stereochemistry of addition and elimination); Reactions of alkenes with KMnO4 and ozone; Reduction of alkenes and alkynes; Preparation of alkenes and alkynes by elimination reactions; Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with X2, HX, HOX and H2O (X=halogen); Addition reactions of alkynes; Metal acetylides.

Reactions of benzene: Structure and aromaticity; Electrophilic substitution reactions: halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation; Effect of o-, m- and p-directing groups in monosubstituted benzenes.

Phenols: Acidity, electrophilic substitution reactions (halogenation, nitration and sulphonation); Reimer-Tieman reaction, Kolbe reaction.

Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above): Alkyl halides: rearrangement reactions of alkyl carbocation, Grignard reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions; Alcohols: esterification, dehydration and oxidation, reaction with sodium, phosphorus halides, ZnCl2/concentrated HCl, conversion of alcohols into aldehydes and ketones; Ethers: Preparation by Williamson’s Synthesis; Aldehydes and Ketones: oxidation, reduction, oxime and hydrazone formation; aldol condensation, Perkin reaction; Cannizzaro reaction; haloform reaction and nucleophilic addition reactions (Grignard addition); Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis; Amines: basicity of substituted anilines and aliphatic amines, preparation from nitro compounds, reaction with nitrous acid, azo coupling reaction of diazonium salts of aromatic amines, Sandmeyer and related reactions of diazonium salts; carbylamines reaction; Haloarenes: nucleophilic aromatic substitution in haloarenes and substituted haloarenes (excluding Benzyne mechanism and Cine substitution)

Carbohydrates: Classification; mono- and di-saccharides (glucose and sucrose); Oxidation, reduction, glycoside formation and hydrolysis of sucrose.

Amino acids and peptides: General structure (only primary structure for peptides) and physical properties.

Properties and uses of some important polymers: Natural rubber, cellulose, nylon, Teflon and PVC

MATHEMATICS

Algebra

Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations.

Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots.

Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions, infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.

Logarithms and their properties. Permutations and combinations, binomial theorem for a positive integral index,
properties of binomial coefficients.

Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations, diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables.

Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of the probability of events using permutations and combinations.

Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions, their periodicity and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, the general solution of trigonometric equations.

Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, half-angle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).

Analytical geometry

Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin.
Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line; Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines; Centroid, orthocentre, incentre and circumcentre of a triangle.

Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equations of a circle, intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles and those of a circle and a straight line.

Equations of a parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal. Locus problems.

Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.

Differential Calculus

Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto and one-to-one functions, sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Limit and continuity of a function, limit and continuity of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, L’Hospital rule of evaluation of limits of functions.

Even and odd functions, inverse of a function, continuity of composite functions, intermediate value property of continuous functions.

Derivative of a function, derivative of the sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, chain rule, derivatives of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Derivatives of implicit functions, derivatives up to order two, geometrical interpretation of the derivative, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum and minimum values of a function, Rolle’s
theorem and Lagrange’s mean value theorem.

Integral Calculus

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions, definite integrals and their properties, fundamental theorem of integral calculus.

Integration by parts, integration by the methods of substitution and partial fractions, application of definite integrals to the determination of areas involving simple curves.

Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.

Vectors

Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, dot and cross products, scalar triple products and their geometrical interpretations.

PHYSICS

General

Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.

Mechanics

Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform circular motion; Relative velocity.
Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.
Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems,
moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque; Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation; Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies; Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.

Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns; Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

Thermal physics

Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases; Calorimetry, latent heat; Heat conduction in one dimension; Elementary concepts of convection and radiation; Newton’s law of cooling; Ideal gas laws; Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases); Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases; Equivalence of heat and work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

Electricity and magnetism

Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines; Flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases,such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor.
Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.

Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along with the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.

Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.
Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance; RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.

Optics

Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.
Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

Modern physics

Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.
Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

ARCHITECTURE APTITUDE TEST

Freehand drawing

This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

Geometrical drawing

Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, sprayed
surface holders, etc.

Three-dimensional perception

Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualisation through structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through the innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. The sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

Application Procedure For JEE Main And JEE Advanced –2017

Applying Online and Submission of Application

The online submission of particulars, uploading of scanned photograph and signature may be made at JEE (Main) website. The candidates should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details, an Acknowledgement Page with Application No. shall be generated.

Candidates are required to take a printout of Acknowledgement Page and keep it for reference.The Acknowledgement Page is not required to be sent to JEE (Main) Secretariat (please refer point no. 10 of Important Instructions on page 3). The application fee payment can be made:
(a) by credit/debit card/Paytm or
(b) by depositing fee in cash in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank through e-challan generated during the online filling of application form.

JEE Main Admit Card

The Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website from 2ndweek March 2017 onwards. The candidates are advised to download they are admitted cards from JEE (Main) website only.The Candidates are also advised to regularly see JEE (Main) website for updates. A call centre will also be functional on all working days from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PMfor general facilitation. The phone numbers of the call centre are available on the website of JEE (Main).

Instructions for JEE Main 2017 Candidates

  • Candidates must ensure that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side 2 of JEE Main 2017 Answer Sheet is matching with the printed code on the Test Booklet. If it doesn’t match, then the candidate must immediately contact the invigilator for replacement of the Test Booklet as well as the Answer Sheet.
  • The exam takers should use blue/black ball point pen only for writing on both the sides of the answer sheet. They are strictly advised not to use a pencil.
  • They must also cross-check that the total numbers of pages in the test booklet are same as mentioned on the top of the first page of the test booklet. The examinees must also verify the serial number and series of the test booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet.
  • For JEE Main 2017 Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning), the candidates are advised to bring their own geometry box set, erasers, pencils and colour pencils or crayons

How to Prepare for JEE Main?

  • Students must give equal weight age to all the subjects, prepare a time table and follow it properly. Remember it is the quality of time spent and not the quantity alone.
  • Hence, take short breaks of 5 to 10 minutes after every one or two hours of regular study.
  • Relax completely when you take a break. The overnight study is not advised and one should sleep for at least five to six hours at night.
  • Refer fewer books for theory, at present many preparation books are available in the market for JEE Main and cause a lot of confusion to students about which books should be chosen for preparation.
  • It is advised to avoid the study material which is having repeated questions based on the same concept.
  • Only solving NCERT books may not be sufficient to crack conceptual problems asked in the entrance exam but surely NCERT physics and chemistry books will give you the required basic concepts
  • Focus on solving the problems on your own, do not look for the solutions without attempting a question. Start with conventional methods of solving, while gradually improving. In short, build your own shortcuts and ways for problem solving
  • Practice of JEE level questions is necessary as it improves your reasoning and analytical ability
  • Apart from studying books, students should also concentrate on the previous years question papers of JEE Main. It will help you to manage your time in the examination. By solving these papers, students will get an idea of exam pattern, question weightage
  • JEE (Main) is not difficult, but tricky. Many students fail to score in actual JEE due to lack of planning on how to write the exam. Once the revision of all topics is done, students should schedule at least one mock exam per week. First 15 minutes of the exam need to be used for reading the instructions, question paper.
  • For solving of questions from each subject restricted for 45 minutes, since subject-wise cut-off is not there in JEE main, spend last 30 minutes for the subject which is easy in that particular paper. Speed and accuracy are important aspects, this will come with extensive practice of mock papers
  • The most important thing is clarity of concepts and regular practice in problem solving. Both speed and strike rate matter. You need to be quick and accurate to achieve high scores. High speed with less accuracy can actually ruin your results
  • Try the shortest approach to MCQ/elimination method. Do not get tensed by comparing your performance with others, you need to compare your present performance with past performance.
  • While preparing for your studies never ignore your health. At the time of preparation, do yoga and meditation, it will help you in developing inner peace, poise, confidence and power of concentration
  • These matter a lot and will help you on the day of the examination. Don’t over stress yourself. Five to six hours of sleep every night is a must, especially three-four days before for physical and mental fitness. Short naps may help you to regain freshness, but avoid over-sleeping during the day.

Books for JEE Main  preparation

  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Maths XI & XII by R.D. Sharma
  • Chemistry NCERT books

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