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Examination Instructions for JEE(Main) 2014

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

A. Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) and Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.).

1. All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium
2. Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati
3. Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu

The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Provisions for Persons With Disabilities

The candidates with disability should fill in the type and percentages of disability correctly in the online application form for JEE (Main) 2014.

Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/ Reader on the request of the candidate.

The candidate will have the discretion of opting his/her own scribe/reader or may submit the request to the centre superintendent for the same.

The centre superintendent will identify the scribe/ reader. In case a request is received from the
candidate, he/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination to verify the
suitability of the scribe.

One hour compensatory (extra) time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidate(s) is/are availing the facility of scribe/reader.

Cities/Towns of JEE(Main) - 2014 Examination Centres

JEE (Main) - 2014 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad. While applying, candidates must select four centre cities in case of Pen & Paper based examination and one city in case of Computer based examination.

However, if the number of candidates for Computer based examination is less than 50 in a city, the candidates will be allotted centre in the nearby city of Computer based examination.

Similarly, efforts will be made to allot candidate's city of Pen & Paper based examination as per their choice opted for in the application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in nearby area may be allotted.

Request for Change of Examination City/Town

Normally, the requests for change of centre will not be entertained. In this regard, the decision of the Executive Director of JEE (Main) will be final.

Use of Calculator and Communication Aids

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE (Main) - 2014. Materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should NOT be brought into the examination hall.

Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2014

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1989 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1984 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

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 those who 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.

Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2014. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2014 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2014 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

CANDIDATES ARE ALSO ADVISED TO NOTE AND VERIFY FOR THEMSELVES THE ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING IN JEE (ADVANCED) – 2014 AS WELL AS ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO VARIOUS INSTITUTES. BEING ELIGIBLE TO WRITE JEE (Main) AND BY OBTAINING AN ALL INDIA RANK IN JEE (Main), A CANDIDATE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.

CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION TO THE INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATES OF GUJARAT, MAHARASHTRA, MADHYA PRADESH NAGALAND AND ODISHA, WHICH WERE EARLIER ADMITTING BASED ON THEIR STATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, ARE ALSO ADVISED TO VERIFY THEIR ELIGIBILITY AS PER CRITERIA LAID DOWN BY THESE STATE GOVERMENTS.

No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha:

Since the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have now joined JEE (Main) system from 2014. The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

Score and Result for JEE (Main) - 2014

The score of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2014 for all candidates will be declared by 3rd May 2014. This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2014 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2014 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met.

Separately, on the basis of score in JEE (Main)-2014 and normalised score in Class 12th or equivalent qualifying exam (60% & 40% weightage respectively), separate rank lists will be prepared foradmission to B.E./B. Tech. and B. Arch/ B. Planning (in institutions other than IITs). This will be declared by 7th of July 2014. JEE (Main)-2014 Rank Card indicating All India Rank, State Rank and Category Rank with total marks and marks in each paper will be available on JEE (Main) website after the declaration of result.

Only the All India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Counselling Board to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs/SFIs/Others, while other ranks are for information purposes.

It has been decided that, from this year, no score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website http://jeemain.nic.in only.

In case of a tie, i.e. when two or more candidates obtain equal marks (by giving 60% weightage to performance in JEE (Main) and 40% weightage to normalised marks in Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination), inter-se merit of such candidates shall be decided in the following order:

Rank list for admission to B.E/B.Tech(in institutions other than IITs)

Resolution by marks obtained in Mathematics in JEE (Main) – 2014. Candidate obtaining higher
marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by marks obtained in Physics in the JEE (Main) – 2014. Candidate obtaining higher
marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by total normalised qualifying exam marks. Candidate obtaining higher normalised
marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher
absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank.

Rank list for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning(in institutions other than IITs)

Resolution by marks obtained in Aptitude Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) –
2014. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by marks obtained in Drawing Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) –
2014. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by total normalised qualifying exam marks. Candidates obtaining higher normalised
marks will be given better rank.
Resolution by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher
absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank.

The answer keys and images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of Pen & Paper Based examination and Computer based examination will be displayed on the website www.jeemain.nic.in during 25-27 April 2014. The candidates, who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge by filling online application form and paying a sum of Rs.1000/- per question The challenge of answer keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website www.jeemain.nic.in up to 5.00 PM on 27/04/2014 on payment of Rs.1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by credit/debit card or e-challan. The fee once paid is non-refundable. The JAB's/CBSE's decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.

All participating institutes that do not use the centralised counselling procedures will prepare their own ranking based on the performance in JEE (Main)-2014 and other criteria as decided by them.

ADMISSION TO NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFIs, STATE ENGINEERING COLLEGES FOR PARTICIPATING STATES AND OTHER PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and Other Institutions participating through
Central Counselling Board
.

Admission to NITs, IIITs and other institutions participating though Central Counselling Board will be based on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 along with the criteria of subject combinations mentioned in the table below.

Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. and B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECH/B.ARCH./B.PLANNING 1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics,4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject. With at least 45% (40 % in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) marks in above subjects taken together.

Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions

The above mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to state Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.

Number of seats in various institutions

The JEE (Main) secretariat is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result the data is handed over to Central Counselling Board (CCB) or the concerned state government/institute for counselling and admission procedure. The JEE (Main) secretariat does not collect the information regarding total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions. The candidates are advised to refer the website of Central Counselling Board or the concerned state government/institute after declaration of ranks of JEE (Main)-2014.

Reservation of seats

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

I.   Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
II.  Scheduled Castes (SC)
III. Scheduled Tribes (ST)
IV. Persons with Disability (PwD)

Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2014, the reservation rules of that state shall apply.

Counselling and Admission Procedure

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2014 through a counselling procedure to be announced later. The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at appropriate time. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE (Main) website http://jeemain.nic.in for latest information. The verification of documents would be done at the time of counselling/admission. The purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) of the candidate. On failing to produce any of the authentic documents, the candidate will not be considered for admission. SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates will be required to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling as well as at the time of admission, failing which they will not be considered for admission.

Instructions for Computer Based Examination

The Computer Based Examination will be conducted as per the following schedule.

1. A sample/mock test will be available on JEE (Main) website in the month of December 2013 for practice purpose and to give the candidate look and feel of the Computer Based Examination(CBE).
2. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
3. The test will be of 3 hrs duration 4. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
5. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
6. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. ¼ (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
7. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given.
8. All calculations/writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
10. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.
11. The candidates must sign on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.

Instructions for Pen and Paper Based Examination

1.Five minutes before the commencement of the paper the candidate will be asked to break/open the seal of the Test Booklet. He/She will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the Invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet.
2. Candidate will then write particulars with Blue/Black ball point pen only on both the sides of the Answer Sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If one uses the pencil, his/her answer sheet will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. After completing this step, the candidates will wait for the instruction by the invigilator.
3. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
4. The test will be of 3 hrs duration
5. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
6. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
7. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. ¼ (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
8. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side-1.
10. Candidate shall bring his/her own Ball Point Pens of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.
11. A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at half-time. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses. December 18, 2013 Page 23 of 58
12. The candidate will check that the Test-booklet contains as many numbers of pages as are written on the top of the first page of the Test Booklet. The candidates should also verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of any variation, the Test Booklet and OMR sheet should be immediately returned to the invigilator for the replacement with another set of same series available in the examination hall/centre.
13. The candidates must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. Firstly, immediately after commencement of the Examination and for the second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.
14. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.