The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:
1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they 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 students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. 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. 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 online process of correction, in particulars filled by the candidates in the application form of JEE (Main)-2017, will start from 25th January, 2017 onwards.The last date for online correction in the particulars of application form is 03rd February 2017 and the additional fee, if any, can be paid up to 04th February 2017. Since, it is the one time facility, so, candidates are advised to do the corrections very carefully. In view of point number 1 mentioned above, the roll number of class 12th is not required at the time of calculation/declaration of All India Rank of JEE (Main)-2017 and the percentage/percentile of marks of class 12th will be verified by the concerned institution at the time of admission, however for information purpose, the candidates may enter their roll number of class 12th/improvement examination of class 12th during the correction in particulars. Further, at the time of downloading admit card of JEE(Main)-2017, the candidates will be given facility to enter/update their roll number of class 12th/improvement examination of class 12th.