CBSE holds its 1st JEE Main offline test
By Express News Service | Published: 08th April 2013 08:41 AM |
Lakhs of students appeared for the first-ever Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) Main offline test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday.
Nearly 14 lakh students had registered for JEE Main 2013, formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), which was held in 81 cities, including four cities abroad -in Bahrain, Dubai, Riyadh and Muscat.
According to the CBSE officials, all the different sets of question papers in the three subjects — Physics, Maths and Chemistry — had the same levels of difficulty.
The online and computer-based JEE Mains 2013 will be held on April 9, 22, 23 and 25 across 26 cities the country and Colombo, Kathmandu and Singapore. In Bangalore, the online JEE Main will be held on April 9.
Paper-I of JEE Main has three sections — chemistry, mathematics and physics — with 30 questions in each section.
For every correct response, the candidate will get four marks and minus one for an incorrect response. No marks will be deducted if a question is left unattempted.
The test was held on an optical reader sheet. The results are scheduled to be declared on May 7.
Of the approximately 14 lakh students who have registered for the exam, 1.5 lakh will be selected to take up JEE Advance.
Clearing JEE Main would ensure admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other centrally-funded technical institutions. Institutions funded by participating state governments and several other institutions shall include the performance in the JEE Main while giving admission.