JEE Main 2014: The countdown has begun!
JEE Mains date for next year is April 6, 2014. Less than six months away! The notification regarding JEE Main Exam form is expected to be released by the first week of November 2013. It’s time for intensive preparation and lots of revision for students preparing for the JEE Mains test, which is going to be conducted next year.
QUARK 2014 offered by Askiitians is an intensive 4-month online capsule classroom program that prepares students for JEE 2014.
The first stage of the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Mains exam screens students for undergraduate engineering courses in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technology Institutes (CFTIs). Several private universities and institutes also accept students through JEE Main.
Conducted by the Joint Apex Board of CBSE, JEE Main exam is also the gateway to JEE Advanced or IIT JEE 2014 which selects students from premier institutes in India, especially the IITs. JEE Advanced 2014 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur on May 25, 2014.
JEE Main 2014 Eligibility Criteria
To appear for JEE 2014, candidates must have passed their Class XII examination in 2012 or 2013 or should be appearing for it in 2014. Students must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their subjects in the qualifying examination. They should also be born on or after October 1, 1989.
SC, ST and PwD candidates get a relaxation of five years in the upper age limit and will be allowed to sit for the exam if they are born on or after October 1, 1984.
Points to note:
- All India Rank of a candidate in JEE Main will take board exam marks into consideration too. Scores of the JEE Main exam will carry a 60% weightage while Class 12 marks will carry a 40% weightage.
- Students will get a maximum of three attempts to crack JEE Main exam.
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JEE Main 2014 Paper Pattern: No changes this year and facilitation centres too!
The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs has desisted from introducing any changes in the JEE Main 2014 paper pattern. Hence, it will remain same as it was for JEE 2013. Whether it is about JEE Main exam pattern or about IIT JEE 2014 exam pattern or JEE Advanced exam pattern, the type of questions, scoring pattern, duration of the exam, and the selection procedure will largely remain the same as 2013.
JEE Main paper has two versions:
- Engineering aspirants will have to appear for Paper 1, available in both online and offline mode,
- Architecture or Planning aspirants will have to appear for Paper 2, available only in pen and paper mode or offline mode.
Both the papers will be of three hours and will be available in English or Hindi. Students in Gujarat can appear for the JEE Main paper in the Gujarati medium.
Paper 1 of the JEE Main exam will have three sections – on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics – with equal weightage. Each section will have 30 objective-type questions. Each question in the exam will carry marks. There is negative marking in the exam and one mark will be deducted from the total score of the students for each incorrect answer.
Paper 2 of the JEE Main exam will also have three sections – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. For this exam, candidates will have to carry their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, a clip board and colour pencils or crayons.
Since the online JEE Main 2014 paper pattern will be new to several students, CBSE will arrange for facilitation centres in the cities which have online test centres by March 2014. At these centres, students can go and get hands-on practice on the Computer Based Test (CBT) version of JEE Main paper.
This post was written by Aditya Singhal, managing director of askIITians.