10 teams, each plays the others 4 times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
10 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Birinci Dasta
Promotion to the league:
1 team from 2015/2016 Birinci Dasta
Changes from last season:
Araz relegated to Birinci Dasta
Neftçala promoted from Birinci Dasta
Changes before the season:
Simurq, 5th; and Bakı, 9th last season; withdraw.
Neftçala, 1st in Birinci Dasta last season and due to be promoted to the league; refuses promotion
As a result Rəvan, 3rd; Zirə, 5th; and Kapaz, 9th in Birinci Dasta last season; are additionally promoted.