16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.
Qualification for AFC competitions:
1-3 place: AFC Champions League
4 place: possible AFC Champions League (depends on Hazfi Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
15-16 place: relegated to Azadegan League
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from Azadegan League