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JEE Main 2016: Important Events

Apr 11, 2016 13:00 IST

    This article talks about the JEE Main Exam 2016 as well as 2015. Here a comparison has been done in terms of important dates, cut off and level of paper.

    CBSE has recently concluded IIT JEE Main Examination on 10th April 2016. The exam pattern and difficulty level was similar to that of the previous year paper. Around 12 Lakh students appeared for this exam.

    IIT JEE Examination 2016 was held in 2 phases:

    • Pen and Paper mode: 3rd April
    • Online Mode: 9th & 10th April

    Click here for detailed analysis of Question Paper (JEE Main 2016)

    Click here for Solved Question Paper (JEE Main 2016)

    The official answer keys for various sets will be published by CBSE on 18th April and result as well as All India Ranking on 30th June 2016.

    Comparison Chart of the events of IIT JEE 2016 and IIT JEE 2015

    IIT JEE Main 2016

    IIT JEE Main 2015

    JEE Main 2016 Paper 1 (Pen and Paper Based)

    3-Apr-16

    JEE Main 2015 Paper 1 (Pen and Paper Based)

    4-Apr-15

    JEE Main 2016 Paper 1 (Computer based exam)

    9-Apr-16 and

    10-Apr-16

    JEE Main 2015 Paper 1 (Computer based exam)

    10-Apr-15 and

    11-Apr-15

    Answer key to be published by CBSE

    18-Apr-16

    Answer key to be published by CBSE

    18-Apr-15

    Last date to check JEE Main 2016 official answer keys

    22-Apr-16

    Last date to check JEE Main 2015 official answer keys

    22-Apr-15

    Scores obtained in Paper 1, and declaration of top 1,50,000 candidates eligible for JEE Advanced 2015 to be published on

    27-Apr-16

    Scores obtained in Paper 1, and declaration of top 1,50,000 candidates eligible for JEE Advanced 2015 to be published on

    27-Apr-15

    JEE Main 2016 result and All India Ranks (AIR) declaration

    30-Jun-16

    JEE Main 2015 result and All India Ranks (AIR) declaration

    4-Jul-15

    Start Date of Counselling

    7-Jul-16

    (Expected)

    Start Date of Counselling

    7-Jul-15

    Last date of counselling

    26-Jul-16 (Expected)

    Last date of counselling

    26-Jul-15

    Start Date of Academic Session

    27-Jul-16 (Expected)

    Start Date of Academic Session

    27-Jul-15

    As the paper pattern and difficulty level was similar to the previous year paper, so the cutoff will not vary a lot. It is expected to increase by 8-12 marks in each category.

    Category

    JEE Main 2016 Expected Cutoff Score

    JEE Main 2015 Cutoff Score

    Common Merit List (CML)

    115

    105

    Other Backward Class

    (OBC - NCL)

    78

    70

    Scheduled Caste (SC)

    57

    50

    Scheduled Tribe (ST)

    50

    44

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