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12 Frequently asked questions for IIT Main 2014

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Q1. 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 exam?

Answer 1. 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 2014.

Q.2 There is no 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

Answer 2. 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.


Q.3 – What is the Eligibility for private candidates?

Answer3. As per Page No 12: 2.9.2 – Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE),only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2012 or 2013; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2014. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2011 or before as well as thosewho will appear in such examination in 2015 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)- 2014. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2011, did not pass in 2011, but passed in 2012 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2014. This criteria is applicable for both private and regular candidates. Private candidate can fill ‘xxx’ against the school name column.

Q.4- What is Eligibility for Diploma Students in JEE-Main 2014?

Answer 4. Yes, to appear in JEE (Advanced) a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2014 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.


Q.5- If a candidate has passed in 2012 and has appeared for improvement in 2013 and is again going for improvement in 2014, what he will fill in the academic details section.

Answer 5.In this case, he/she will fill in as under: Year of Passing 12th / Qualifying Examination : 2012 Roll Number of either year: 2012/2013 (as per candidate’s wish) Percentage of same year as the roll number provided: 2012/2013 Appearing for Improvement of Class 12th/Qualifying Examination: YES Further it is clarified in the Information Bulletin at Page No .3 that the marks of Class 12th/equivalent qualifying examination will be displayed on the website (idioms website) of JEE (Main) during the second week of June 2014. 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 25th June 2014 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.

Q.6- Which thumb impression should be used while filling JEE-Main 2014 form?

Answer 6. As per Page No 16 of 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.

Q7- In case Photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?

Answer 7. 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.

Q.8- How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Answer 8. Such candidates can enter the mobile number against the field of landline number.


Q9. Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination?

Answer 9. Yes, but a candidate can change mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

Q.10- What mistakes cannot be corrected during month of January 2014 when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?

Answer 10- 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.


Q11- Whether the Hindi Medium paper will come in both the languages?

Answer 11. Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual

Q.12- Why are there no sample papers for offline exams?

Answer 12- The mock test available on website is for all the candidates who have opted either for pen and paper based mode or computer based mode. However it is also for practice purpose and to give candidates look and feel of the Computer Based Examination (CBE). Questions from the previous years are uploaded on CBSE website.



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