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JEE 2016: JEE Main results out on 27 April. Official answer keys to be unveiled on 18 April

Ipsita Sarkar | Updated on: 15 April 2016, 13:08 IST

The results for JEE Main will be declared on 27 April, while the JEE Main ranks will be published on 30 April. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also announced that the official JEE Main answer keys will be declared on 18 April.

The answer sheets will be available on the JEE 2016 website till 22 April. The JEE Main 2016 offline exam was held on 3 April, while the online exam took place on 10 and 11 April. Over 12 lakh candidates appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016.

Admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian School of Mines (ISM) are conducted in two stages. In the first stage, candidates need to appear for JEE Mains. Top performers in Mains will then appear for JEE Advanced and get shortlisted for IITs.

This year, only the top 1.5 lakh performers in Mains are eligible JEE Advanced 2016 exam, which will be conducted by IIT-Guwahati under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). In 2015, two lakh students were eligible for the Advanced exam.

JEE Main ranks are also used for admissions in undergraduate engineering programmes at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) located across the country.

JEE 2016 Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be held on 22 May. Registration for the same will open at 10AM on 29 April and close at 5PM on 4 May. Results of JEE Advanced are expected to be declared on 12 June.

Currently there are 19 functional IITs (including ISM Dhanbad) and five upcoming IITs.

First published: 15 April 2016, 12:50 IST
Ipsita Sarkar @piercingharmony

Ipsita writes on education with focus on schools, higher education (engineering, B-Schools), HRD ministry, policies, and startup ecosphere. She's previously worked with Hindustan Times and Shiksha.com.