The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited applications from students who wish to take the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for undergraduate engineering courses to be held in the offline mode on April 7 and online between April 8 and 25.
Apply online from November 8 to December 15 on www.jeemain.nic.in. The new examination, replacing the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, is being conducted for admission to B.Tech., B.Arch. and B. Planning programmes in various institutions, such as the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and other Centrally financed educational institutions. The States too can opt for the new examination in place of their entrance tests, but Kerala is continuing the old system.
The JEE (Main) will have two papers, Paper I consisting of objective-type multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, with all three subjects getting equal weight. The offline examination will be held from 9.30 a.m. to half past noon.
Paper II, enabling admission to the B.Arch. and the B.Planning courses, will have objective-type questions to test mathematical skills and aptitude and a drawing test. The test will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the same day.
Each correct answer wins four marks. An incorrect response leads to the deduction of a mark.
The offline examination centre in Kerala is Kozhikode. The centres include Coimbatore, Madurai, Hubli, Mangalore, Puducherry, Kavaratti, Bahrain, Dubai, Riyadh and Muscat.
The online test will be held in Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi, Singapore, Colombo and Kathmandu.
Those who win the top 1.5 lakh ranks will be eligible to appear for the JEE (Advanced) to be held on June 2 for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. To appear for the advanced test, register online on http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in between May 8 and 13. The examination centres include Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Bangalore, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Nellore, Vijayawada, Warangal, Chennai and Madurai.
For either paper I or II of the offline JEE (Main), boys will have to pay Rs. 800 (Rs. 400 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, the physically challenged and girls). For both papers, the fee is Rs. 1,400 (Rs. 700).
The fee for the computer-based examination is Rs. 500 (Rs. 250). For both papers, the fee is Rs. 1,100 (Rs. 550).
For writing the test abroad, the fee for one paper of the JEE (Main) is Rs. 2,000 (Rs. 1,000). For both papers, the fee is Rs. 3,000 (Rs. 1,500).
The fee can be paid through credit or debit cards (with a processing charge of 1.2 per cent of the fee plus service tax as applicable) or through a demand draft drawn in favour of the Secretary, CBSE, payable in Delhi.
How to apply
Submit particulars on www.jeemain.nic.in. A confirmation page with application number will be generated. Take its printout and paste photograph, put left-hand thumb impression, sign and write down the residential address at the right spaces. The confirmation page must be signed by the parent or guardian and by a gazetted officer or the Principal of the last institution attended.
Now, send the confirmation page by registered post to the Executive Director, JEE (Main) Secretariat, Central Board of Secondary Education, PS 1-2, Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj, Delhi – 110 092 so as to reach there on or before December 26.
For admission to the B.Tech. courses, the applicant should have passed Plus Two with Physics, Mathematics and any one subject from Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Biology with 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the course.
For admission to the B.Arch. or the B.Planning course, a pass in Plus Two or equivalent examinations with Mathematics as a subject and 50 per cent marks in total in the course is required.
Only those born on or after October 1, 1988, can take the JEE (Main). For those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and persons with disabilities, the date is October 1, 1983.
Those who desire to appear in the JEE (Advanced) should have passed the qualifying examination in 2012 with minimum 60 per cent marks (55 per cent for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and persons with disabilities). Those appearing for the Plus Two examination during 2013 should come in the top 20 percentile of their respective Boards.
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination in 2011 or 2012 or those appearing for the examination in 2013 can appear for the JEE (Main). Only three attempts will be allowed. Candidates are allowed to submit only one application form.
The admit cards can be downloaded from the JEE (Main) website from March 1.
The JEE (Main) score will be declared by May 7. A national-level rank list will be prepared on the basis of the score and normalised marks in the Plus Two examination on 60:40 ratio. Separate rank lists will be prepared for admission to B.Tech. and B.Arch. and B.Planning courses.
The JEE (Main) rank card will be available on the website from July 8. The rank cards will be despatched to the candidates from July 12.
The final list of participating institution will be published on www.ccb.nic.in in May or June.
Help centres for submitting applications online will be opened at Saraswathy Vidyalaya, Vattiyurkavu, Thiruvananthapuram; Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, Kochi; Silver Hills Public School, Marikunnu, Kozhikode; St. Kuriakose Public School, Kaduthuruthy; and Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyamandir, Eravimangalam, Thrissur.
The notification of the JEE (Main) is available on www.jeemain.nic.in.