Top 2 lakh Candidates: In view of increase in the number of seats at IITs, category wise top 2,00,000 candidates were to be shortlisted from JEE (Main) 2016. This number is increased from 1,50,000 which was followed since 2013 to 2015.
of Candidates Registered and Qualified: As there were not enough PwD candidates who scored positive marks in JEE (Main) 2016, a total of 1,98,228 candidates were declared to be eligible for JEE (Adv) 2016. Only 1.56 L out of the 1.98 L eligible candidates registered to appear for JEE (Adv) 2016. Of these, 36.5 thousand candidates qualified for admission.
Hindi Medium: Number of candidates registered for the question paper in Hindi medium is 12244 (7.85% of total) of which 11509 (7.79% of total) appeared in the exam. A total of 1858 (5.08% of total) candidates qualified in the examination who registered for Hindi medium question paper.
Female Candidates: A total of 29983 female candidates registered to JEE (Adv) 2016. Of which, 4570 candidates qualified the examination.
Partial Marking: Partial marking for multiple correct choices questions was successfully introduced in JEE (Adv) 2016. Total 44% questions carried partial marks.
Error Free Question Paper: JEE (Adv) 2016 question papers did not have any errors and there no change in declared key even after the feedback from the public. However, during the freezing of answer keys, it was identified that for 3 questions alternative answers are possible according to the interpretations given to the questions. Hence, two each correct alternatives were considered as answers for those 3 questions.
Revised Qualifying Criteria: Since enough candidates in reserved categories did not meet the declared qualifying criteria (i.e., 10% in each subject and 35% aggregate and appropriate relaxation for reserved categories), the qualifying criteria was lowered. The aggregate criterion was lowered to 20% but the subject criteria remain unchanged.
All India Rank 1: The topper of JEE (Adv) 2016 has scored a total of 320 out of 372 marks. He scored 113 marks in Physics, 105 marks in Chemistry and 102 marks in Mathematics, each of which is out of 124 marks.
AAT 2016: The number of candidates registered for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) 2016 is 2001. Of which, 789 candidates appeared for the test and 662 candidates passed the test.
New IITs: IIT Bhilai, IIT Goa, IIT Jammu and IIT Dharwad started with seat capacity of 120, 90, 90 and 120, respectively.
10% Supernumerary Seats for Foreign Nationals: JAB reviewed the decision on the number of supernumerary seats available for foreign nationals. It was decided that the number will be 10% of the total seats available at each Institute.
OPEN Seats for OCI/PIO Candidates: Until 2015, OCI/PIO candidates were allotted supernumerary seats along with other foreign nationals. Considering the Govt of India norms for OCI/PIO candidates, in 2016, JAB decided to give OPEN seats for OCI/PIO candidates. Accordingly, OPEN seats were allotted to them.
DS Seats: JAB decided to give two additional seats (over and above the number of seats available) at each Institute to DS candidates. The policy of allotment remain unchanged, that is the preferential allotment.
JoSAA 2016: Seat allotment was continued under Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) managed by JAB and CSAB.
Six Rounds of Seat Allotments: CBSE has declared JEE (Main) 2016 ranks well within the declared date by 23rd June 2016. Accordingly, JoSAA 2016 six rounds of seat allotments for all Institutes. JoSAA 2015 conducted four rounds of seat allotments.
Withdrawal Option: Withdrawal option was introduced in JoSAA 2016. Candidates who accepted seat could withdrew the seat until the penultimate round, i.e., 5th round, acceptance period.
Reporting Centers at all IITs: Except very new IITs, reporting centers were operated at all 16 IITs. JAB reintroduced the processing fee at reporting centers. Rs 1000/- was deducted from the seat acceptance fee towards the processing fee.
of Candidates Registered: The total number of candidates registered for JoSAA 2016 is 1,84,776. They filled a total of 1,68,13,040 choices. Among these candidates 33,445 candidates qualified JEE (Adv) 2016 and they filled 41,48,502 choices in total.
Very Few Vacancies: Except two ST seats in BArch at IIT Roorkee, all seats at IITs and ISM Dhanbad were allotted by the end of all seat allotments. Out of 10576 candidates who were offered the admission, some of them did not accept the seats in final round. Eventually, 73 seats (i.e., 0.76% seats) at IITs and 23 seats (i.e. 2.52%) at ISM Dhanbad were left vacant at the end of final round (6th round) seat acceptance.
Foreign Nationals: 24 OCI/PIO candidates and one other foreign national were offered seats at IITs.
Female Candidates: A total of 847 (8% of total seats) female candidates were offered admission across all IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
Girls in Mining Courses: As a common criteria across all Institutes under JAB, females candidates were allowed to take admission in Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering related courses.
Preparatory Course: Total 107 preparatory candidates were offered admission across all IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
Institutes using JEE (Adv) Ranks: In addition to IISc, IIST, RGIPT and IISERs, IIPE Visakhapatnam used JEE (Adv) 2016 ranks for admission to their UG programmes.