Joint Entrance Examination in one of the largest entrance examination held where lakhs of students appear and compete with each other to achieve the ultimate. JEE is the key to study in engineering stream. The candidates are placed in respective colleges based on their JEE ranking.
JEE comprises of two phases:-
- JEE Mains
- JEE Advance
The admit cards of the exam are soon released after the registrations in which the venue of the exam is mentioned along with roll numbers and particulars.
The students who pass the JEE mains with a certain margin are allowed to register for JEE Advance. JEE Advance leads a student to colleges like IITs and NITs.
Who conducted JEE Main 2016 and when?
JEE main 2016 is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Both the online and offline modes of examination took place in the month of April. The students who are interested for studying engineering appear for the first paper and those interested for studying architecture and planning appear for the second paper.
The offline or paper and pen based examination was held on 3rd April, 2016 while the computerized or online examination was held on 9th and 10th April, 2016.
Schedule of JEE Advance
Schedule of JEE Advance is yet to be decided till the JEE Main results are declared. One can predict their rank using the JEE Main rank predictor tool by providing their JEE roll numbers. Candidates who cross a certain margin of marks (depends on their category) are allowed for JEE Advanced admit card.
Syllabus of Joint Entrance Examination
JEE Mains comprises of three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Syllabus of JEE Mains 2016 is parallel with the CBSE syllabus of Class 11 and 12. There are one or two questions which are placed out of syllabus.
To prepare for JEE Advance the candidates are to follow the IIT JEE Books and practice mathematical problems of advanced level.
Question Paper Pattern and Way of Answering in JEE
The Question Paper of JEE Main 2016 comprised of 90 Multiple Choice Questions. The Questions were divided into three sets as per the three subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each of the sets contained 30 questions. Each of the questions carried 4 marks totaling up to 360. Each incorrect answer carried negative marking too. The candidates were allowed to take away the test booklet with them after the examination.
The method of answering of JEE is a bit different for online and offline examination.
- For Offline examination, the candidates are provided with OMR type answer sheets where they have to fill their necessary details as per their admit card. On that sheet there are circles for the respective four options along with the question numbers. The candidates need to fill those circles with a blue/black ball point pen (provided by the council).
- In Online examination, the answer sheet appears on the screen. The candidates need to click on one of the four options. The advantage of online examination is that one can edit their answers after they have selected their choice.
JEE Advanced is pretty tough and tricky. There can be questions where two of the options are correct, some have 3 correct answers and very few have all four.
Rules and Regulations of JEE
- Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic gadgets, textual materials, bits of paper. If found with the same, they are disqualified.
- Pencil boxes are not allowed in the hall. The candidates are provided with blue/black ball point pen.
- Candidates are not allowed to read the question paper till they are instructed.
- Candidates are not allowed to under the hall without their admit cards.
- Only transparent water bottles are allowed inside the hall. In some places they don’t even allow water bottles.
- No stray marks should be made on the answer sheet.
- The candidates are not allowed to fold the answer sheets.
- Rough work spaces are provided at the back of the question paper.
- The Answer sheet is provided inside the sealed question paper.
- The candidates need to fill the particulars asked in the answer sheet as soon as they are instructed by the examiner.
- There is only one correct response for each question in JEE Mains. Selection of more than one option will result in cancellation of that question along with negative marking.
- For each correct and incorrect answers the candidates score 4 marks and lose 0.25 marks respectively.
- If the candidate does not attempt a question no negative marking is allocated.
- The candidates are to keep the admit cards safe till the results are declared.