The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is undoubtedly one of India’s most popular and toughest entrance exams. Justifiably so – after all, it allows engineering aspirants throughout the country the chance to secure a seat in some of the best technical education institutes at pan national level.
The details pertaining to JEE (Main) 2015, the phase-1 of the exam is out now. JEE (Main) serves as the gateway to undergraduate engineering and architecture programs at the NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutions. Apart from that, institutions funded by participating state governments also accept JEE (Main) marks for admission to their undergraduate engineering and architecture programs.
The JEE (Main)Paper-1, which is for B.E. and B.Tech aspirants, will be held in two modes: Offline (pen and paper based) and online (computer-based). Paper-2, which is for the B.Arch and B.Planning aspirants will be pen and paper-based.
Paper-1 will comprise three subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, each having equal distribution of marks. Candidates are allowed to choose their preferred mode of examination (online or offline). All the questions asked in this paper will be objective type.
Paper-2 will also comprise three subjects: Mathematics, Aptitude skills, and Drawing. Each of these three parts will carry equal weightage.
Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2015 offline mode has been scheduled on April 4, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm IST. Paper-2 will be held on the same day from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2015 online mode will be held a week later on April 10 and 11, 2014 from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm. There will be provision for the afternoon slot (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm) on both days if required.
Candidates across the country can choose either Hindi or English as their preferred language in the exam. However, the candidates from Gujarat, Daman and Diu , and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will also have an additional language to choose from: Gujarati. Similarly, candidates from Maharashtra can either choose Marathi as their preferred language.
JEE (Main) Exam 2015 will be conducted in several major cities and towns across India and aboard. Those opting for pen and paper-based exam are required choosing four cities from the list of available centers. However, those appearing in the online exam are required choosing only one center.
Requests for changing the allotted examination center is normally not entertained. However, the executive director (JAB) has the right to make a final call on the matter.
Any General category students born on or after October 1, 1990 can appear in the examination. However, the age limit is relaxed by five years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Physically Handicapped categories.
The candidate must also have cleared his or her 12th exam (or equivalent) with at least five subjects after 2012. Those appearing the exam next year (2015) are also eligible. Candidates who took less than five subjects but furnish false details will be disqualified.
The admit cards will be available for download from March 1, 2015. Candidates will require submitting their roll number in the 12th (or equivalent) exam as well as Board details on the JEE (Main) website. JEE administrators have strictly advised candidates to download their admit cards from the official JEE (main) website only.
A call center will also be set up from November 18, 2014 to resolve any queries or complaints related to JEE (Main). The phone numbers and other details of the call center has been listed on the JEE (Main) website.
The results of JEE (Main) 2015 will be announced by April 27, 2015. The result sheet will comprise actual marks obtained by the candidates as well as the status of those who qualify for the JEE (Advanced).
JEE (Advanced) is the second phase of the Joint Entrance Examination, serves as the gateway to undergraduate engineering programs in the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs).
The physical score cards will not be sent to individual candidates, but will be available for download online on the official JEE (main) website: www.jeemain.nic.in.
Here’s a brief overview of the important details:
Paper-1 (For B.E. and B.Tech)
- Will be held in both online and offline modes
- Comprises of three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Math – each carrying equal weightage
- Objective type question
- Offline (pen and paper-based) exam will be held on April 4, 2015 from 09:30 to 12:30 IST.
- Online (computer-based) exam will be held on April 10 and 11, 2015 from 09:30 to 12:30 IST.
Paper-2 (Fro B.E and B.Arch)
- Will have only one mode: offline (pen and paper-based)
- Comprise of three subjects: Mathematics, Aptitude test, and Drawing – each carrying equal outage.
- Objective type question for Mathematics and Aptitude test and drawing for the drawing aptitude test.
- Will be held on April 4, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 IST