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JEE Main 2018, how to choose offline or online mode


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JEE Main 2018, Registration open on Dec 1 till Jan 1, 2018- how to choose offline or online mode  


Registrations for JEE Main 2018 begin, tomorrow December 1. You may register on jeemain.nic.in
The online registrations for JEE Main 2018 would start from tomorrow, December 1, 2017, and end on January 1, 2018. Only online applications can be made and Aadhaar card has been made mandatory.
As per official notification JEE Main 2018 offline, pen and paper test and would be conducted on April 8, 2018, while the online or computer-based test would be conducted on 15th and 16th April 2018. The students must consider the difference between the online and the offline JEE Main papers and what should be considered while choosing the format.
Although the mode is different, the pattern of the paper, as well as the difficulty level, would be same for the pen and paper as well as the computer-based test.
For students outside of India, Computer Based Test is the only option available. And India there would be certain centres which may not have the pen paper mode.  
The Paper II (for admission to B.Arch courses) would only be conducted on April 8, 2018, in pen and paper mode, across all the centers – both in India and abroad.
The difference is what the name suggests – the mode of writing the examination. Please note, Computer Based Test is the only option available for candidates outside India. Also, there are certain centers which would not have the option for pen and paper mode.


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For Paper I, however, the only option for candidates outside India (except in the cities of Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Riyadh, Qatar, and Sharjah) is the Computer Based Test which would be conducted on April 15.

How to choose the mode for JEE Main 2018

a. While choosing between the pen and paper and the computer-based test, candidates in India should note that not all centers would have the option of a pen and paper-based test.
b.Since Computer Based Test is available at all the centers. Accordingly, candidates can choose the mode based on the option available and the closest test centers.
c.Candidates are hence advised to also consider the date of the examination while selecting the mode of the examination. For instance, pen and paper would be conducted only on April 8 for Paper I.
d.In case a student has concerns over how he/she may manage a computer-based test, he/she may wait for the mock test before deciding on which mode to opt for.
e.Since the level of difficulty would not be different, candidates are advised to consider the center placement as well as the date of the examination while selecting the mode. 


CBSE would be releasing a Mock JEE Main computer-based test on its website in the month of December to familiarize the students with the nature of the examination and how to attempt it.
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website


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