FAQ on JEE Main and JEE Advanced
JEE is Joint Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE. Commonly known as IIT JEE, it is one of the toughest competitive exam. Students who are interested in pursuing Engineering and other technical courses in top institutes like IIT, ISM, NIT, GFTI etc. have to take up IIT JEE.
IIT JEE is conducted in 2 stages:
- JEE Main
- JEE Advanced
1.What is JEE?
JEE is Joint Entrance Examination which was previously known as AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance exam). It is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Students who are interested to get into Engineering and other technical courses in the premier institutes like IIT, ISM, NIT etc.
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2. What is the JEE eligibility criteria?
Students who have completed their class 12th or the ones who are giving their board exams in the academic year 2016 are eligible to take IIT JEE. There are other factors like age of the candidate, qualifying year which forms the eligibility criteria for JEE 2016.
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3. How to crack JEE?
JEE is one of the most toughest competitive entrance exams. A candidate has to prepare for JEE with dedication as the JEE syllabus is extensive which is an amalgamation of class 11th and class 12th. With tried and tested tricks, cracking JEE is a breeze.
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4. How do I prepare simultaneously for JEE and board exams?
JEE Mains and 12th Board exams almost come around the same without much time gap. It disables the student to exclusively prepare for JEE. Thus it is important to study for both board exams and JEE together. To know more about how to strike a balance between board exams and JEE.
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5. Which books do I refer for JEE?
Preparation for JEE is a huge task. The syllabus is vast and there is too much to read. Added to this, there are a lot of books that are available in the market which adds on to the confusion. Know the right books that has to be referred for studying JEE Physics, JEE Chemistry and JEE mathematics
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6. Is taking mock test a necessary?
Taking mock tests are a necessary as it helps to get familiarized with the pattern and helps you to know the level of understanding and time management. It also helps to improve speed and accuracy. To solve the sample papers, click here
7. What if I fail to book my session for JEE Main 2016 Online Examination after payment of fees, how will I know about the date and session of the examination?
If a candidate does not make any selection, that candidate will be randomly assigned a slot as per the availability of the same. Details of session and slot will be given on the JEE Main 2016 Admit Card, which can be downloaded from March 1, 2016 onwards.
8. Can private candidates apply for JEE 2016?
Yes. Students appearing for JEE Main 2016 must have passed their class 12th exam in 2014 or 2015. Students, who will be appearing for class 12th exam in 2016, are also eligible to appear in JEE Main 2016. Students, who passed Class 12th or qualifying examination in 2013 or those who didn’t qualify in 2013 and have qualified in 2014 are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2016.
9. How many attempts does a candidate have to crack IIT JEE?
A candidate can write IIT JEE for a maximum of two times in two consecutive years. In 2016, only candidates who appeared for Class 12 board exams for the first time in 2015 or 2016 are only eligible to write the exam
10. Where can I find the JEE Advanced 2016 Information Brochure?
You can download the Information Brochure of JEE Advanced 2016 from the websites of any of the Zonal IITs
11. What is the last date for the registration for JEE (Advanced) – 2016?
The registration will start from 29th April, 2016 (10 AM) and will end on 4th May, 2016 (5 PM)
12. What is the eligibility criteria for appearing in the examination?
- The candidate should be among top 2,00,000 (across all categories) in JEE Main Examination. The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
- Candidate should be born on or after 01/10/1991. Five year age relaxation is given for ST, SC and PwD candidates i.e. born on or after 01/10/1986.
- A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced for a maximum of two consecutive years. So a candidate who has appeared in 2015 for the first time can also appear in 2016.
- A candidate who has appeared for class XII in 2015 or is going to appear is eligible. However those who have appeared for class XII exam in 2014 or before are not eligible. Those candidates whose board results were declared after June 2014 for 2013-14 academic year are eligible
13. Will the question paper be bilingual (both in English and Hindi)?
No. It will only be in one language either English or Hindi.
14. What is the criterion for getting a seat under DS (Defense Services) category?
DS category is for children of defense or paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled during war or peace keeping operations.
15. Is writing Paper – 1 and Paper – 2 compulsory in the examination?
Yes it is compulsory to write both the papers. If the candidate is absent in any of the papers he/she will be considered as absent in the examination.
16. Can the marked bubbles in the ORS be modified ?
No. Since the bubbling is done using black ball point pen, answers cannot be modified once marked.
17. What is the application fee or registration fee for the JEE Advance exam?
The male candidates belonging to General and OBC categories will have to pay a sum of INR 2000 as the registration fee whereas the male candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories will have to pay INR 1,000 as the registration fee. The registration fee for all the female candidates is INR 1000.
The candidates who opt to appear for the JEE Advance from its Dubai centre will have to pay a sum of US$ 220 (nearly INR 14000).
18. How can one pay the exam fee?
To pay the registration fees, follow these steps:
- After JEE Main 2016 results are declared, the eligible candidates should log on to the official website of JEE Advanced and fill all the details in the online application form as per the instructions given in the brochure.
- Once the registration process is complete, a challan is generated. Take the print out of this challan in order to complete the registration process.
- Use this challan to pay the fees at the respective banks as mentioned during the registration process.
- Take the receipt of the fees by the bank and keep it safely as it is the proof for the payment of fees.
Efforts are being made to make an electronic mode of fee payment possible in time too. If it gets implemented, the website will notify the students at the appropriate time.
19. Is the application fees refundable?
The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the payment is made, the application cannot be cancelled.
20. What if, despite all my efforts, I am unable to get the declaration of the cutoff marks for top 20 percentile of my board? How will I be judged if this is the case?
In case a recognized education board fails to provide the cutoff scores for the top 20 percentile of its successful candidates, CBSE’s cutoff score for the corresponding year will be taken as the standard and accordingly the performance of the individual candidate will be evaluated. The eligibility of a particular candidate to appear for JEE Advanced exam will then be evaluated on the basis that he or she has more marks in the respective board than the top 20 percentile cutoff marks for CBSE.
21. Will I be able to compare my JEE Advanced 2016 answers with the answer key provided by the official website? If yes, then how?
Yes this is possible. You can easily compare the answers that you have marked on your ORS during the JEE Advance 2016 examination with the answer key that will be published on the official website of JEE. The ORS sheets will also be displayed to the candidates from June, 2016.
However, the ORS sheets will be displayed only for those candidates who have appeared for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates can compare the answers that they marked with the official answer key that has the same paper code as their ORS sheet.
22. I appeared for both in JEE 2014 and JEE (Advanced) 2015. Am I eligible to write JEE (Advanced) 2016?
No. You will not be eligible for appearing inthe exam for two reasons:
Candidates can sit for JEE Advanced for only two times in their educational career, and that should be in two consecutive years only. Therefore you have already exhausted both your attempts.
The candidates who have appeared for their board exams for the first time in the year 2015 or who will be appearing in 2016 can sit for the exam.
23. I passed my 10+2 examination last year with less marks than the cutoffs declared for Top 20 percentile by my board. I also wrote JEE Advanced 2015 but could not qualify it. I am appearing for board re-examination this year with an aim to obtain Minimum Marks in Qualifying Examination (MMQE). Am I eligible for admission to IITs?
Answer: Yes, you may appear for JEE Advanced 2016 and try for IITs again this year, provided you fulfill the following conditions:
- You appear for all the subjects in your board re-examination, and
- You manage to be in the top 20 percentile of your board exams and within the top 1,50,000 rank holders in JEE Main.
24.What is All India Pre-medical/Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT)?
Answer: AIPMT is an Entrance Test for selection of candidates for admission to MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota seats in Government Medical/Dental colleges of India under the control of DGHS, Govt. of India except in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana.
25.Which are the States, Universities and Institutions participating in AIPMT 2016 for filling up of MBBS/BDS seats under their control?
Answer: Besides under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats, the following States/Universities/Institutions have also consented to use the merit list of AIPMT 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS seats under their control:
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Andaman & Nicobar
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Chandigarh (UT)
- University of Delhi
- Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP)
- Hamdard University, New Delhi
26.Whether the exam will be offline or online?
Answer: AIPMT 2016 will be an offline pen and paper test.
27.What is the examination date for AIPMT 2016?
Answer: The date of examination is 3rd May, 2016 (Sunday).
28.What is the syllabus for AIPMT 2016?
Answer: The Question Paper of AIPMT 2016 shall be based on the syllabus as notified by the Medical council of India which is at Appendix-X of the Information Bulletin of AIPMT-2016 available on the website www.aipmt.nic.in
29.What will be the pattern of AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The AIPMT 2016 consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.
30.What are the duration/timings of AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The duration of AIPMT-2016 will be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m
31.Which are the cities where AIPMT 2016 will be held?
Answer:A list of examination centre cities is provided at Appendix-I of the Information Bulletin of AIPMT-2016 available on www.aipmt.nic.in. The list is also displayed on website separately.
32.How to fill up ‘online’ application form for AIPMT 2016? Are there any guidelines for the students before filling the application form?
Answer:Application form for AIPMT can be submitted only online through website www.aipmt.nic.in. Details are available under Clause 12 – Mode of submission of Application Form and fee details as provided in the Information Bulletin of AIPMT 2016.
33.If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?
Answer:Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of application form during working hours. Details are given at Appendix-VII of Information Bulletin.
34.Whether the service of Facilitation Centres is chargeable?
Answer:It is free of cost.
35.How to remit fee for AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The examination fee for AIPMT 2016 can be remitted in the following manner:
- Online payment through Debit/Credit Card
- Payment through e-Challan at the branches of HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India
For details, please refer Clause 12 (pg. 6 & 7) of Information Bulletin.
36.If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?
Answer:Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact nos. which are available on the website of the AIPMT-2016.
37.How to find out the nearby HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India for fee remittance?
Answer:The website www.aipmt.nic.in has a link – Help, to show nearby branches of HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India for facilitating candidates to make payment by e-challan.
38.What is the date and fee schedule for submission of Online application form and remittance of fee for AIPMT-2016?
39.If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the exam., is there any provision for fee refund?
Answer:No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.
40.What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in AIPMT 2016 for 15% all-India quota seats?
Answer:(i) A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.
(ii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between
(a) 01/01/86 to 01/01/99 (SC/ST/OBC Category)
(b) 01/01/91 to 01/01/99 (Other Category)
41.What is the eligibility for seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions and AFMC
Answer:A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.
Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) may also appear in AIPMT for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the University/Institution concerned. OCI candidates may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions before applying for AIPMT 2016
The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules and regulations.
42.Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
Answer:Yes, if in case the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect that he/she is not domicile of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangna (Format at Appendix-II of Information Bulletin).
43.What will be the information filled by a candidate from one State and domicile of another State in the application form against the column – State to which candidate belongs?
Answer:State of Origin.
For example, a candidate from Andhra Pradesh and domicile of Gujarat should fill Andhra Pradesh against the column – State to which candidate belongs.
44.What are the enclosures that should be attached with the confirmation page to be sent to the Board’s?
Answer:The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to AIPMT Unit
45.If mistakenly during filling up of the form, wrong particulars are filled in the online form, how it will be corrected.
Answer:There will be an option for one time online correction of personal particulars of candidates. However, candidate will not be allowed to correct CHOICE OF EXAM CENTRE AND LANGUAGE OF QUESTION PAPER under any circumstances.
46.Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for AIPMT?
Answer:Yes, any candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Bio-Technology) and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognised Board/University can appear in the AIPMT subject to other conditions.
47.If a student studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board from KSA/abroad and class XII from CBSE School in India, will he/she be eligible to appear in AIPMT.
Answer:Yes. All Indian Nationals are Eligible to appear in the AIPMT for 15% All India Quota Seats.
48.Is it compulsory to take Maths if I want to appear in AIPMT?
Answer:It is not necessary to offer Maths to appear in AIPMT.
49.Candidate passed 12th class in the subjects of English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physical education and appeared/appearing for Biology subject from another Board will be eligible for AIPMT.
Answer:No. Any examination equivalent to class XII examination of a recognized Board/University comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical test in these subjects and English is only eligible to appear in AIPMT.
50.Can a candidate, appearing in Class XII in the year 2016, is eligible to appear in AIPMT 2016?
51.From which date the AIPMT-2016 forms will be available.
Answer:The Online Application for AIPMT-2016 will be available on www.aipmt.nic.in from 1st December 2014.
52.Is the availability of forms will be online or it can be purchased from any bank or institution.
Answer:The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging into website www.aipmt.nic.in
53.For how many attempts / numbers a student can appear for AIPMT?
Answer:There is no attempt limit.
54.How to send confirmation Page of Application Form of AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND thethe Confirmation Page of the online application form or any document (s) to AIPMT Unit.
55.Can one send confirmation page of online application through courier?
56.If a candidate born in USA and studied in India and holding OCI Card wants to apply for AIPMT 2016 is he/she is eligible for AIPMT 2016?
Answer:Yes. Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the AIPMT 2016. However, OCIs are not available for seats under 15% All India Quota. Eligibility of OCI candidates for admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be ascertained before applying for AIPMT.
57.What is the scheduled date for web hosting of Admit Cards for AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The tentative schedule of hosting of Admit Cards is from 1st April, 2016.
58.When will be the result of AIPMT 2016 declared?
Answer:By 5th June, 2016.
59.How does one know the complete guidelines/instructions for AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The Guidelines for AIPMT 2016 are available in the Information Bulletin of AIPMT 2016 which is available on the website www.aipmt.nic.in.
60.What are All-India quota seats?
Answer:Under 15% merit positions of All India Quota seats in Government Medical Colleges filled through the Counselling conducted by DGHS are All India quota seats.
61.Will admission to State Medical Colleges/ Universities /Institutions / AFMC for seats other than 15% All India quota is through AIPMT 2016?
Answer:Yes, only in those States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC opted to use merit list of AIPMT 2016. Details are at Annexure-VIII of Information Bulletin of AIPMT 2016.
62.Will there be negative marking in AIPMT?
Answer:Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.
63.How long the result of AIPMT 2016 is valid?
Answer:The result of successful candidates of AIPMT 2016 is valid for the academic session 2016-16 only.
64.Is there any helpline for AIPMT 2016 examination for the aspirants?
Answer: CBSE Toll Free No.18001 180 02, 011-22041807 and 22041808.
65.Can anyone cancel the application submitted for AIPMT?
Answer:Online Application forms once submitted successfully cannot be cancelled.
66.What do the candidates need to bring to the exam centre?
Answer:i. The candidate is required to bring his/her admit card of AIPMT 2016.
- Candidates are advised to bring with them a card board or a clip board so that they have no difficulty in writing responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the Examination Hall do not have smooth surface.
iii. One Post Card size (4” x 6”) photograph pasted on format downloaded along with the Admit card.
Please Note: Ball Point Pen will be supplied to the candidates by the centre.
67.Can the candidate bring anything other than that mentioned in S.No.44 above to the examination centre?
Answer:No other article will be allowed in said examination centre. Hence, candidate should not carry any other things.
68.Will any candidate be able to leave early if he finishes the test before the allocated test time?
Answer:No candidate will leave the examination hall/room before the test concludes.
69.If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?
Answer:If Admit Card of a registered candidate is not uploaded on the website, one can contact AIPMT Branch, CBSE at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax no. 011-22509251 or through helpline number after 1st of April, 2016.
70.How will one know the result of the AIPMT 2016?
Answer:The result of AIPMT 2016 will be uploaded on the website www.aipmt.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in as per schedule.
71.Who will conduct Counselling after AIPMT 2016?
Answer:For 15% All India Quota seats, counselling will be conducted by the DGHS. For seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities. Details are available at Annexure-VIII of Information Bulletin.
72.Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on website?
Answer:The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.aipmt.nic.in for any three days between 20th May, 2016 and 25th May, 2016. Candidates can view the same during said period free of cost.
73.Is there any provision for re-checking of answer sheet?
74.Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?
Answer:1. Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged.
- Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.
75.What is the Entry time at the Examination Hall?
Answer:The Examination Hall will be opened 45 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall.