Relief for JEE Main candidates is on its way as the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) after revising the AIR ranks, has extended its choice filling and locking deadline by one day. The new time and date is now 8 AM, July 14.
The admissions will now kick start in all the 28 National Institute of Technologies (NITs) and other centrally funded engineering institutes, besides several other institutes of engineering across the country. The online registration and form filling will finally commence on July 09. However, the central seat allocation board is yet to formally announce the counselling schedule.
The scanned OMR sheets will be made available online this week from May 13 to 17. The JEE Main which serves as the gateway to a number of premium technical institutions across the country, is administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The Board has made it clear that those who appeared in the “pen-paper” based test for paper-II, will have the chance to view their OMR answer sheet and challenge it upon noticing any irregularity.
Although it must be noted that out of the one that are still appearing for the examination, the ones appearing will be competing for the 10,000 seats at the different IITs for B.Tech courses. Out of the ones who have cleared the preliminary exam, there are colleges like National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and other state engineering institutions which offer students admission on the basis of their Main’s score.
However, Vineet Joshi, CBSE, Chairman, made it categorically clear that there was no delay in publishing the answer key. “It was an additional facility that we offered for the first time. We have received representations from many people. Our subject experts have gone through the claims and they have not found the questions erroneous,” Joshi said.
JEE (Mains) was conducted to test the eligibility of candidates seeking admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutions in India. The paper had begun on April 06 and came to an end on April 19.
In case of any discrepancies, the candidates have the liberty and right to challenge the board. Any complaints pertaining to their OMR sheets will only be accepted online along with scanned images of their sheet. The complaint will be lodged through a link available on the website but has to be submitted latest by 2.00PM on April 28. Candidates will have to pay Rs 1,000 per recorded response challenged and payment can be done by Credit/Debit Card or e-challan only. Do note that if the correction is made and the fault is accepted by the board then the fee made for the correction will be refunded.
The merit list for JEE Main is prepared based on candidates’ performance in both Class XII Board exams as well as in JEE itself. While the candidate’s score in JEE Main adds 60 per cent weightage, that from his Class XII Boards would amount to 40 per cent weightage.
CBSE has asked JEE Main aspirants across the country to register their preferred date for appearing in the computer based exam by January 17, 2014
Three new states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, have decided to join the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main bandwagon for admissions into the state run engineering schools.