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JEE(Main)-B.Arch./B. Planning -
JEE(Main)-B.Arch./B. Planning
Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1000 | OBC / SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Dec 01, 2016
Admit Card Date
Mar 26, 2017
Test Date
Apr 02, 2017
Result Date
Apr 27, 2017

How to Prepare for JEE(Main)-B.Arch./B. Planning 2017

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.


An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times, even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made. If you follow the above rules, the road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Solve Previous Years Papers

Solving previous years papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you the opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.

JEE(Main)-B.Arch./B. Planning 2017 Important Instructions

  • Please ensure your eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and participating State Institutions (as applicable).
  • All the candidates who have submitted the online application and paid the examination fee till the last date will be allowed to appear in JEE (Main) and their admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule. 
  • The JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE do neither verify the information filled by the candidates in the application form nor verify any certificate of category/educational qualification for deciding the eligibility of candidates. 
  • The certificates of educational qualification and category (if applied under reserved category) will be verified by the concerned institution. The candidates are, therefore, advised to ensure their eligibility and the category (if applying under reserved category). 
  • The CBSE will, in no way, be responsible for any wrong/incorrect information furnished by the candidate(s) in their online application form.
  • The letter/e-mails in this regard will not be entertained by JEE (Main) Secretariat/CBSE.
  • The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of JEE (Main) will result in an accuracy of the candidates? details.
  • This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the examination centers in a convenient and hassle free manner. 
  • Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one?s identity.
  • The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
  • Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the candidates of JEE (Main), and hereby notifies the following:

1. Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online application for JEE(Main) for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.

2. Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at Offical Website) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

3. In order to facilitate such candidates who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment.

4. The candidates can approach such facilitation centers who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment.

5. The list of the facilitation center is available on Offical Website. These candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main).

6. In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centers, the candidates should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation center will issue a registration number to such candidates. This registration number should be entered by the candidates at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main).

  • The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
  • The candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.
  • The Hon be High Court of Delhi alone will have the jurisdiction to settle and decide all matters and disputes related to JEE (Main) as JEE Apex Board located at CBSE Delhi is organizing the JEE (Main) examination.
  • The offer of admission shall be subject to verification of original certificates/ documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be canceled.
  •  The candidates must have their own personal and valid email id. They are also advised to have their own mobile number. The candidates are advised to retain the same mobile number and email id in use which they have furnished in the application form because the important information may be given to the candidates through SMS or e-mail.
  • The decision of the JEE Apex Board regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
  • All correspondence related to JEE (Main)–2017 should be addressed to:

The Executive Director, (JAB),

Central Board of Secondary Education,

H-149, Sector - 63, Noida

Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)

  • For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2016 but reappeared in 2017, the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the CSAB/JoSAA will be final.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
  • The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by all the “successful” candidates in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • If a candidate passes Class XII in 2016 but writes one or a few subjects in 2017 for improvement or any other reason, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2016 will be considered. However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2017, then the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks for the CBSE will be used.
  • Please check the Admit Card carefully for your Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre
  •  Name, City, State Code of Eligibility and Category. In a case of any discrepancy, communicate to JEE (Main) Secretariat immediately for necessary action.
  • The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidate subject to his/her satisfying the eligibility conditions.
  • Candidates are advised to reach the venue at least 21⁄2 hours before the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time. The registration desk will be closed 05 minutes prior to the examination.
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the examination room/hall.
  • A candidate who does not possess the Admit Card issued by the Board shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
  • The candidates claiming the relaxation under PwD category must carry with them the copy PwD certificate in the prescribed format (Appendix 9) issued by the Competent Authority.
  • No candidate, under any circumstances, will be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after the commencement of the examination.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidate should find out occupy their allotted seat only. Any candidate found to have changed room or the seat on his/her
  •  own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be canceled and no plea would be accepted for it.
  • The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per his/her choice of medium. In case, the question paper is in medium other than his/her choice, the same
  • may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.
  • No Candidate will be allowed to carry any baggage inside the Examination Centre. JEE Apex Board will not be responsible for any belongings stolen or lost at the premises.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except the Admit Card, identity proof inside the Examination Room/Hall. 
  • If any candidate is in possession of any of the above items, his/her candidature will be treated as unfair means and his/her current examination will be canceled & he/she will also be debarred for future examination(s) & the equipment will be seized. Smoking and eating are strictly prohibited in the examination room.
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken into the examination rooms during examination hours.
  • Approach the Center Superintendent/Invigilator in the room for any technical assistance, first aid emergency or any other information during the course of the examination.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room until the full duration of the paper.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators.
  • For any queries or issues regarding computer-based examination, the candidates may contact on
  • Toll-free Call Centre No. which will be available on JEE (Main) website later on.

** Note that all the aspirant and registered candidates of JEE (Main) that the facility for correction in their data (particulars) will be operational on the Offical website from 25/01/2017 to 03/02/2017  

JEE(Main)-B.Arch./B. Planning FAQ

1) While fee payment, what a candidate can do if transaction failed for JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

Always use internet explorer 6 or higher version to upload form in order to avoid problems. If any case, candidates will not receive the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated in real time then fee payment is not accomplished. Candidates have to fill the application fee again through online transaction or by e- challan in order to generate acknowledgement page. If the amount gets debited then it will refunded back within 07 to 10 days.

2) What mistakes cannot be corrected when the corrections will be allowed by the Board in JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

Change in exam center, mode of exam from computer based to pen and paper based and change in date of computer based exam will not be normally allowed.

3) Will a candidate have a option to amend the mode of JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) examination?

 Yes, but a candidate can switch mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

4)  How will an NRI or a foreign student enters his/her mobile number for JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

Such candidates can enter the mobile number against the field of landline number.

5) If a candidate forgets to mention his/her name on the Photograph, would the JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) form be rejected?

No the form will not be rejected if it doesn’t have the Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken and no correction is required in such a case.

6) What is the Eligibility Criteria for private candidates in JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

As per Information Bulletin: The candidates who have cleared their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2013 or 2014; or the candidates who are ppearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE MAIN-2015. Candidates who cleared Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2012 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE MAIN-2015.

7) Is there any provision for students willing to attend for both the JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) exams at different exam centers i.e. Paper -1 as Computer based (CBT) and Paper -2 as Pen and Paper based ?

As Paper-II is available in Pen & Paper mode only hence candidates have to select the center that has provision for both modes.

8) Why are there no sample papers for offline JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) exams?

The mock test available on website is for all the candidates who have opted either for pen and paper based mode or computer based mode. However it is also for practice purpose and to give candidates look and feel of the Computer Based Examination (CBE). Questions from the previous years are uploaded on JEE (Main) website.

9) What if a candidate has no thumb for JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

He/ she can upload impression of finger or foot thumb also and same should be applied on the attendance sheet during examination.

10) Whether the Hindi Medium JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) paper will come in both the languages?

Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.

11) While paying the fee, what a candidate can do in case of failed transaction for JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning)?

If the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated by payment gateway in real time then fee payment is not completed. After reconciliation if the amount is found debited, the same will be processed at payment gateway for refund. Candidates are required to pay the fees again either through online transaction or by e- challan and to download the acknowledgement page . Your amount will be refunded back within 7 to 10 days. Use internet explorer 6 or above.

12) What mistakes cannot be corrected during month of January 2016 when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?

Change in examination center, mode of examination from computer based to pen and paper based and change in date of computer based examination will not be normally allowed.

13) Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) examination?

Yes, but a candidate can change mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

14) What is eligibility for diploma students in JEE-Main 2016?

Yes, to appear in JEE (Advanced) a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2015 but his rank and score for JEE (Main) will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE (Main) channel.

15) There is no provision for students wishing to appear for both the JEE(Main)-(B.Arch./B.Planning) exams at different centers i.e Paper -1 be Computer based and Paper -2 being Pen and Paper based?

Since Paper-2 is only in offline mode, a student who is appearing for both the papers, paper 1 being online mode and paper 2 being offline mode will only get such centers that have facility for both the modes of examination. For example: Test centers for this could be PATNA: PEN & PAPER BASED and COMPUTER BASED. Two different roll no and separate admit cards cannot be issued to a candidate to appear at different centres for paper 1 and 2 separately.