Top 15 frequently asked questions of JEE Main

Jagran Josh offers answers to the top 15 frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for IIT JEE Main.

Created On: Jan 21, 2015 17:12 IST

Computer based examination and center allocation related questions
Question 1: In case a student fails to book his session for online examination after paying the fees, how will he know about the date and session of the examination for JEE Main?
Answer: If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same as per page no.11 of information bulletin. Details of session and slot will be given on the admit card which can be downloaded from 1st March 2015.

Question 2: Is there any provision for students wishing to appear for both the exams at different centers i.e. Paper -1 be Computer based and Paper -2 being Pen and Paper based of JEE Main?
Answer: Since Paper-2 is only in offline mode, a student who is appearing for both the papers, paper-1 being online mode and paper 2 being offline mode will only get such centers that have facility for both the modes of examination. For example: Test centers for this could be PATNA: PEN & PAPER BASED and COMPUTER BASED. Kindly refer to appendix 2 of information bulletin. Two different roll no and separate admit cards cannot be issued to a candidate to appear at different centres for paper 1 and 2 separately.

Eligibility related questions

Question 3: What are the Eligibility conditions in JEE Main for private candidates?
Answer:  Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2013 or 2014; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 2015. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2012 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)- 2015. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2012, did not pass in 2012, but passed in 2013 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2015. This criteria is applicable for both private and regular candidates.  Private candidate can fill ‘xxx’ against the school name column.

Question 4: What is the eligibility for Diploma Students in JEE Main?
Answer: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main-2015 but his rank and score for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.

Question 5: Which boards are recognized under Association of Indian Universities?
Answer: Students have to visit the website for the list of recognized boards.

Question 6: In JEE Main what are HSC vocational course?
Answer: Different states can have different HSC vocational courses, so students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.
Online application format related questions
Question 7: If a candidate has passed in 2013 and has appeared for improvement in 2014 and is again going for improvement in 2015, what he/she will fill in the academic details section of JEE Main application form.
Answer: In this case, he/she will fill in as under:

  • Year of Passing 12th/Qualifying Examination: 2013
  • Roll Number of either year:  2013/2014 (as per candidate’s wish)
  • Percentage: 2013/2014 (of same year as the roll number provided)
  • Appearing for Improvement of Class 12th/Qualifying Examination: YES

Further it is clarified in the Information Bulletin that the marks of Class 12th/equivalent qualifying examination will be displayed on the website of JEE (Main) during the second week of June 2015. The candidates will have to verify these marks and confirm on the website. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate should upload the copy of the mark-sheet online only latest by June 25th, 2015 on JEE (Main) website.
During this period i.e. after the declaration of result of qualifying examination, the candidate may update their request to consider the total marks of a mark-sheet having better marks out of the mark-sheet of passing year or improvement year.

Question 8: Which thumb impression should be used while filling JEE Main 2015 application form?
Answer: As per the Information Bulletin, left hand thumb for boys and right hand thumb for girls have to be provided but in case wrong thumb impression is already uploaded, the candidates are required to apply same thumb impression on the attendance sheet during examination as provided in the online application.

Question 9: What if a candidate has no thumb?
Answer: She/he can upload impression of finger or foot thumb also and same should be applied on the attendance sheet during examination.

Question 10: In case photograph uploaded in JEE Main application form is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?
Answer: Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case.

Correction related
Question 11: Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination after submitting the JEE Main application form?
Answer: Yes, but a candidate can change mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

Question 12: What mistakes cannot be corrected in the JEE Main application form during the correction period in the month of January, 2015 when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?
Answer: Change in examination center, mode of examination from computer based to pen and paper based and change in date of computer based examination will not be normally allowed.

Fee related

Question 13: What a candidate can do in case of failed fee transaction during the submission of application form?
Answer: If the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated by payment gateway in real time then fee payment is not completed. After reconciliation if the amount is found debited, the same will be processed at payment gateway for refund.
Candidates are required to pay the fees again either through online transaction or by e- challan and to download the acknowledgement page.  Your amount will be refunded within 7 to 10 days. Students should use internet explorer 6 or above for the submission of JEE Main application form.


Question 14: Whether the Hindi Medium paper of JEE Main will come in both the languages?
Answer: Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.
Question 15: Can a candidate get an exam center as per his/her choice?
Answer: The Candidate can opt for city of his/her choice as per list of computer based exam cities at the time of filling application form only.

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