It was a long wait for JEE (Mains) candidates from 4 PM onwards today, Thursday March 12, 2015 to download their admit cards, perhaps, due to heavy rush on the website of CBSE that has put out the admit cards. It was only towards evening after 8 PM that many of them were able to download or take a printout of the crads online.
The Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) application submission online ended on Dec. 18, 2014 and the admit cards are available for download online from today, March 12, 2015. Click HERE to visit the official website to download the form.
The JEE Main 2015 examination will be held on April 4, 2015 for those who have opted for pen and paper mode. The online computer based exam will be held on April 10 and 11, 2014.
The Jee(mains) is essential for admission into NITs, and other centrally funded technical institutions, besides IIITs. For details visit the official JEE Mains Exam Website: www.jeemain.nic.in
The JEE main -2015 exam will have two papers, one for general engineering courses and the second one for architecture or planning courses. However, in centres like Bangalore, the option to choose both courses is not available and candidates who have chosen BE in Bangalore are not allowed to register for B.Arch with Bangalore.
While, there is no explanation from the CBSE so far on this anomaly, candidates are advised to carefully study all the options and make a choice before applying online. Another complaint about the online application is that the form is rigid and for the column on school details, the option is vague and unless candidates select, the form cannot be submitted.
However, the main entrance exam is for BE/B.Tech is for a duration of 3 hours and the exam will be objective in nature with equal weightage to physics, chemistry and mathematics. For architecture, the emphasis will be objective in nature with questions to test drawing aptitude. Candidates are advised not to attempt question as every wrong question will attract penalty of loosing more marks.
Since 2012, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is being conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Once the selection of top 1.5 lakh candidates is announced in this exam, the next phase JEE-Mains will be announced and for admission into IITs, candidates should apply again.
Last year 13 lakh students appeared for the exam and it may go up this year as Odisha, Meghalaya and other states joined the process. It may touch around 15 lakh candidates this year.
The candidates can appear for a maximum of three times for this engineering entrance exam. Around 1.3 lakh students appeared for JEE Main examination in 2014. The JEE-Advanced will be jointly held by IITs.