October 5th, 2012
Application forms for the recently amended Joint Entrance Exam-Main, 2013, that is to be conducted by CBSE for engineering aspirants will be made available online from November 1, 2012. It is to be noted that there will be no offline or paper based application forms this year. In its latest press release, The Central Board of Secondary Education has clearly outlined the details stating that JEE MAINS will be the gateway to JEE Advanced which will be conducted by the IITs. JEE Main exam will be held in both online and offline modes for B.E. and B.Tech courses. The offline mode of examination will happen on the 7th of April, 2013. Online modes will be held thereafter. As mentioned earlier, the JEE Main exam can only be attempted thrice by one candidate. JEE- Main will filter out the top 1,50,000 ranks for the JEE- Advanced exam and only those who qualify in this exam and are amongst the top 20 percentile holders in their respective educational boards will be eligible to apply to the IITs, IIT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad. The rest of the rank holders will be eligible to apply for admission into centrally funded engineering institutes and other engineering colleges affiliated with the erstwhile AIEEE, UPTU, CET, etc exam systems. CBSE has also announced that it will be organizing facilitation centers for the candidates to aid them in the process of applying for the JEE-Main exam online. 43 centers all over India have been announced initially and the list will grow over the course of the next few weeks. You can avail the facilities provided free of cost at any of the facilitation centers on the list. The test will be in a multiple choice objective type format and you will be penalized for a wrong answer. So try to do only those questions that you are most sure about! Visually disabled persons are allowed to bring a writer and have also been provided with an extra hour to complete the exam. CBSE has also clarified that candidates who want to improve their academic performance in the board exams to be eligible for IIT admissions will have to necessarily appear for exams in all subjects again. To know more about Meritnation’s comprehensive IIT-JEE preparatory course click here. Wishing you the very best Team Meritnation.