The answer keys of Joint Entrance Exam JEE (Main) Paper I (English medium) have been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) three days back. Along with the answer keys, the CBSE also offered the option to challenge the answer keys for those who were not satisfied with it. Though, the opportunity to challenge the answer keys was ephemeral, remained open for hours only, more than a thousand of candidates submitted their challenges.
The board released the answer keys on 28 April 2014 around 8 pm, and the challenges were allowed to submit till 5 pm on 29 April 2014. According to a newspaper report, around 1, 100 aspirants challenged the answer key.
The candidates whose challenge(s) are accepted will have their fee refunded.
Of the total 13.56 lakh students registered for the JEE Main 2014, 11.84 lakh appeared for the pen and paper based (offline) exam held on 06 April 2014 at 2,173 centres across the nation, and close to 1.72 lakh students took the online version of the exam on 9, 11, 12 and 19 April 2014. The JEE Main 2014 results are expected to be declared on 03 May 2014.
JEE (Mains) is conducted by CBSE to determine the eligibility of candidates seeking admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions. Moreover, the Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) is an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.