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JEE Main 2013 Mock Test and FAQs
The online application for Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE ) Main 2013 available in the official website of the JEE Main. The application form will be available till 15th December, 2012. JEE Main 2013 conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other centrally funded Technical Institutions.
The Mock test for AIEEE Computer Based examination has been made available which can be downloaded by the candidates to have look and feel of computer based examination in simulated environment. Another mock test specially made for JEE ( Main ) – 2013 examination will also be made available to JEE ( Main ) – 2013 Computer Based Exam Candidates in the first / second week of Jan 2013. Click the below link to download the Mock test.
Mock Test for JEE Main 2013 : http://jeemain.nic.in/jeemain2013/faq.html
Important Queries and Answers :
Advantages of Computer Based Exam :
- The candidate can review or re-answer any question at any point of time during the examination.
- The candidate can change the option of the answer during the exam duration and it is one of the most important feature of computer based examination.
- The candidate also has the option to mark any answer for review at later stage during the examination.
- There will be a panel on computer screen showing all the question nos in different colour scheme which will indicate which are the questions answered, left un answered and marked for review
- Candidate will get the flexibility in choosing the exam date of his / her choice as per the convenience of the Candidate.
- Candidate will also get the choice of shift, if the exam is in two shifts based on his / her convenience.
- It will make Candidate feel confident on use of Information technology.
- You can also save upto 300 in Exam fees as compared to Pen / Paper mode.
How to apply and what is the last date of applying for computer based exam?
Candidates can apply through JEE ( Main ) website. The last date is 15th December, 2012 as per the declared schedule.
Is it possible to change mode of examination from pen and paper based exam to computer based exam?
Yes, the candidate can write mail with the subject caption as “Change of mode of exam from Pen and Paper to Computer Based” giving his / her registration no and choice of city for computer based examination.
What will be the medium of Computer Based Examination ?
Medium of examination will be English, Hindi and also Gujarati for the candidates who have opted Gujarati Medium ( Gujarati medium is available only for the candidates who have opted centre cities in the state of Gujarat ). The Candidate can also switch medium as many times as he / she wants during the examination.
For more question and answers, http://jeemain.nic.in/jeemain2013/faq.html
JEE Main 2013 Correction in Online Application Form
The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi announced the examination time table and online registration for the exam Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE ) Main 2013.
JEE Main 2013 exam is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IITs, IIITs, Other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12 / other Qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE ( Main ).
It has been noticed that aspirants of JEE Main 2013 have committed mistakes while filling particulars in their online registration form. The Board has decided to display the particulars of the candidates on the JEE ( Main ) website in the second week of Jan 2013 so that the candidates can rectify their incorrect particulars except change of examination cities and option for change of mode of examination from Computer Based Examination ( online ) to Pen & Paper based examination ( Offline ).
Candidates who have forgotten to put signatures, thumb impression, to obtain signature of parent / guardian, mailing address not mentioned on the form and to paste photographs duly attested are also advised to download duplicate copy of Confirmation Page, complete the same in all respect and forward the completed form to the JEE ( Main ) address.
It is notified for information of the aspirants of JEE Main that they should periodically visit the http://jeemain.nic.in/jeemain2013/Welcome.aspx of JEE Main for rectification of the particulars. Candidates must write their application no. on the letter / email before sending the request to JEE ( Main ) unit.
Contact Details :
Central Board of Secondary Education,
PS-1-2, Institutional Area,
Delhi – 110092.
Maharashtra take New JEE from 2014
The Maharashtra State Cabinet has approved the proposal of the New JEE Exam pattern for admissions to engineering colleges from next academic year 2014 – 15.
The proposal provides for a 50:50 relative weightage to performance in the JEE Main and the school board marks, as the basis for drafting the merit list for engineering admissions in the state.
Only the marks scored in physics, chemistry and mathematics will be considered for the 50% school board weightage.
It may be noted that the ministry’s plan involves conduct of JEE in stages, i.e. the JEE Main and JEE Advanced, the last named is for admissions to the coveted IITs.
The ministry had left it for the respective states to decide their own plan about when to join the JEE and what relative weightage to adopt.
Class 12 Results will Help Decide JEE Fate Now
JEE in Two Parts from 2013
The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) has decided to hold Joint Entrance Examination from 2013 for admission to undergraduate programmes in engineering in two parts, JEE – Main and JEE – Advanced. Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates ( including all categories ) based on performance in JEE Main will qualify to appear in the JEE Advanced examination.
The board had also decided that admission to any of the various branches of the Indian Institute of Technology will be based on category – wise All India Rank ( AIR ) in JEE Advanced, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories in their respective Boards / Qualifying Examinations.
Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board marks ( normalised ) and the remaining 60 % weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank ( AIR ) would be decided accordingly.
The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions ( CFTIs ) and participating Institutions.
The board further decided that in case any state opts to admit students in the engineering colleges affiliated to state universities where the a separate merit list based on relative weightage adopted by it is required, the merit list will be prepared accordingly.
The JEE – Main examination will also be conducted in regional languages of the state on request for state engineering colleges / universities. However JEE – Advanced will be conducted in English / Hindi medium only.
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE ( MAIN ) 2013 is that a candidate must have passed the final examination of 10+2 ( Class XII ) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination. Those appearing in 10+2 ( Class XII ) final or equivalent examination in 2013 may also appear in JEE ( MAIN ) 2013 provisionally. There will be objective type questions with four options of a single correct answer. For each incorrect response, one – fourth ( 1 / 4 ) marks would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.
The JEE – Main Offline Exam will be held on 7th April, 2013. The online exam will be held from 8th April, 2013 to 30th April, 2013.
The exact dates will be announced later. The JEE – Advanced – Offline Exam will be held on 2nd June, 2013. There will not be any online exam for JEE Advanced.
There will be no physical sale of forms.
The forms will be filled up online only. The forms will be available on JEE – Main website www.jeemain-edu.in from 1st November, 2012. To help candidates fill up the application forms online, CBSE will release a list of facilitation centres at the time of release of the form.
JEE ( Main ) Online application forms to be available from 01st November, 2012.
The newly introduced Joint Entrance Examination ( Main ) for admission to various engineering colleges across the country will be conducted in April 2013 for the first time. The examination will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) which released a detailed document on examination earlier this month. The application forms for the JEE ( Main ) 2013 will be available online from 01st November, 2012 ( Thursday ). There will be no sale of paper application forms.
The CBSE has set up facilitation centers across the country which will help candidates complete their online application forms. 43 centers have been announced and more are expected to be added over the next few weeks. The services at these centers will be available free of cost.
The document with the details of the examination which was released recently confirmed that the offline mode of the examination will be held on 07th April, 2013 and the online mode will be conducted between 08th April, 2013 and 25th April, 2013. The document further stated that the blind candidates will be given an extra hour to complete the exam along with the help of writers. The document also revealed that a candidate will be allowed three consecutive attempts for the JEE ( Main ) examination.
JEE Model Test on 30th September, 2012
Brilliant Tutorials will conduct a free model test for the new JEE ( Joint Entrance Examination ) – Main and Advanced for Plus – Two students who are appearing for the same. The model test for the JEE Main will be held on 30th September, 2012 and the JEE Advanced on 2nd October, 2012.
The model test is conducted across 36 cities and those who appear for this will be given ranks and suggestions for improving their performance.
For details and registration, contact Brilliant Tutorials at 41, Balasundaram Road, Coimbatore – 6410018; or call 0422 – 2242999 / 2243999.
NET / SET
The Library and Information Centre of Kongunadu Arts and Science College and Advancement of Library and Information Science will organise a preparatory programme for those appearing for the State Eligibility Test and National Eligibility Test with Library and Information Science as their subject.
According to a release, the programme will be held on 23rd September, 2012 and 30th September, 2012.
Contact R. Senthilkumar on 92620 – 20464 / 97904 – 06277.
Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE 2013 ) Test Pattern
The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ), New Delhi recently announced the conducting new Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE ) from 2013.
The students have to take the new Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE ) for admissions in to IITs, NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and other central funded technical institutions from April and June 2013. The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
The Revised JEE 2013 Pattern is as follows :
- Name of the examination shall be Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE ).
- JEE Shall be held in two parts, JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
- All candidates should take JEE ( Main ). JEE ( Main ) should be gate way for JEE ( Advanced ).
- Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates based on the performance in JEE ( Main ), will qualify to appear in the JEE ( Advanced ) examination. Admission to IITs will be based only on category wise All India Rank in JEE ( Advanced ).
- For admission to NITs, Centrally funded Technical Institutions ( CFTIs ) like IIITS etc and participating institutions, he merit / rank list shall be prepared based on 40 $ weightage to board exams marks in Class 12 and 60% of marks weightage to JEE ( Main ).
- In case any state opts to admit students in the engineering colleges affiliated to State universities and the state require separate merit list to be provided based on some other weightages for class 12 / equivalent examination & JEE ( Main ), then the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated by states.
- Those students who have appeared in the class 12 board examination / equivalent in 2012 and wish to improve upon their performances for the purpose of JEE ( Main ) / JEE ( Advanced ) will be required to appear in all subjects as per scheme again from their respective boards in 2013.
- The proposed changes shall be effective from the year 2013.
Pattern of JEE ( Main ) :
Date of Exam
B.E / B.Tech
Paper - 1
7th April, 2013
|Between 8th April, 2013 To 25th April, 2013.|
B.Arch / B.Planning
Paper - 2
Part I : Mathematics
Part II : Aptitude Test
Part III : Drawing Test
7th April, 2013
Paper 1 : Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics based on Common Core syllabus.
Paper 2 : Objective type questions for Mathematics & Aptitude Test and question to test drawing aptitude for Drawing Test.
Maharashtra to assign 50% weightage to class XII marks for JEE exam
Maharashtra has decided to assign 50% weightage to class XII marks for admission to engineering colleges through JEE. The state has also decided to join JEE ( Joint Entrance Exam ) from 2014 – 15.
This indicates that the students taking Class XII exam in 2014 will have to appear for JEE 2014.
The JEE will have two parts – JEE – Mains for all the candidates seeking admission to engineering colleges and JEE – Advance for those aspiring to enter into IITs. The state announced that Class XII marks irrespective of the board will be normalized using a formula devised by Indian Statistical Institute.
State will prepare merit rankings by assigning 50% weightage to JEE – Main and Class XII marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Some students were worried that their ranking would have come down if the state would have considered other subjects also.
The state government has also decided to revamp its Class XII syllabus from 2013 to bring it into line with JEE. The state board had upgraded its syllabus this year only to come at par with the CBSE syllabus. The new decision would mean that a new curriculum will be introduced before the recent one could take shape.
Maharashtra to admit students on JEE scores ; AICTE approved colleges to accept JEE scores
With the Maharashtra state accepting JEE scores, HRD Minister’s ‘one nation one exam’ dream seems to come true. The state decided on 11th September, 2012 to accept the common entrance test scores along with the Class XII marks of maths, physics and chemistry. The country’s supreme regulating body of all technical colleges, AICTE ( All India Council for Technical Education ) also decided in its governing council meeting to allow all its affiliate colleges to accept JEE scores for providing admission to technical courses.
Till now Indian students were burdened with the stress of taking multiple entrance exams. On an average, an engineering applicant used to take about 15 entrance tests. It was both a mental as well as a financial burden on them as the test fee for taking an exam varied from 1500 to 2500.
But from next year, 134 entrance exams will unite to one. Country will have only one JEE ( Joint Entrance Exam ) for admission to technical colleges whether in Salem or Srinagar, in Agartala or Azamgarh. Class XII marks will also carry weightage.
JEE 2013 scores will be used for admission to all centrally funded institutes such as NITs, IITs, IIITs, IISER, IISc ( Bangalore ), NERIST ( Itanagar ) and IIEST ( Shibpur ). State level engineering colleges can also use the JEE scores to admit students.
Tiruchi likely to be retained as centre for JEE Exams this year
Thanks to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s ‘one nation – one test’ Principle, the student community in Tiruchi region has reason to feel relieved that the admission into National Institutes of Technology will henceforth be based on performance in IIT – Mains, hitherto All India Engineering Entrance Examination ( AIEEE ).
Till last year, students from the central region had to travel to Chennai, Madurai, or Coimbatore to appear for the examination, despite the location of National Institute of Technology in Tiruchi. Interestingly, NIT – T was one of the two centres for conduct of the IIT – JEE while E.R.Higher Secondary School was the other centre.
With the Union Human Resource Development Ministry issuing a notification for conduct of JEE 2013 in two parts : JEE Mains and JEE Advance, what looks obvious much to the relief of the student community is that Tiruchi will be retained as a centre for conduct of these examinations.
For, according to the notification, IITs will have a major say in the JEE Apex Board ( JAB ) formed for conduct of JEE Mains and Advance. While the JEE Mains will be conducted by CBSE, which used to conduct the AIEEE, the JEE Advance examination will be the domain of Joint Admission Board of IITs.
There appears to be a high probability for Tiruchi being considered a centre for the conduct of JEE Mains and Advance, said G.Swaminathan, Registrar, NIT – T.
On its part, the NIT – T has already conveyed to the authorities concerned the necessity to make Tiruchi an examination centre, considering its status as an education hub. According to parents, the concentration levels of students take a beating when they sit for examination after a tiring journey, since identifying the specified examination centre in a large city is a task in itself. Minor difference in the score reflects in a huge gap in national – level ranking, parents reason out.
The steady increase in the number of CBSE schools in the central region of Tamil Nadu is a ready indicator of the ever – rising numbers of students appearing for the national engineering entrance examinations every year.
The awareness initiatives carried out by student groups of NIT – T about the entrance examination through conduct of mock tests in southern districts has also contributed to the increase in the number of applicants.
Throughout the country, 15 lakh students are expected to appear for JEE Mains on 7th April, 2013, and 1.5 lakh students for JEE Advance on 2nd June, 2013, according to official information. About six lakh IIT aspirants took up IIT – JEE 2012.
The number is much less in the second stage since only those in the top 20 percentile of the respective boards will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advance, after the screening test : JEE Mains.
JEE Offline, Online Exam 2013
The new JEE ( Joint Entrance Exam ) Mains for admission to engineering courses will be held in offline and online modes in April next year. JEE – Mains offline exam will be conducted on 7th April, 2013 and online mode thereafter in the same month.
The AIEEE ( All India Engineering Entrance Exam ) which has been replaced by JEE – Mains is mostly conducted on fourth Sunday of April so that Class XII students get ample time to prepare for the test after their board exam. But next year, state board and CBSE students will get only one week to prepare for the exam.
Some state board students argued that it is not fair on their part as the common test was declared very late and they follow a different syllabus.
While state – board affiliated schools held a different opinion. They expressed that deferring the test by 20 days will not make much difference. Instead state board syllabus should be aligned to the CBSE syllabus as some other states have done. This will be more beneficial.
CBSE schools expressed that the board follows the same syllabus so students will only have to prepare on answering analytical questions. Moreover they will be mentally prepared for the JEE – Mains as the exam will fall just a week after their board exams.
Paper 2 of JEE – Mains exam for BArch and BPlanning candidates will also be conducted on 7th April, 2013. It will be a paper – pencil based test. 40% weightage will be given to Class XII board marks and 60% to JEE – Mains scores while preparing the final merit list for admission to IIITs, NITs, DTU and other centrally funded technical institutes.
The JEE – Mains will be an objective type paper of 3 hours duration. It will comprise of questions on mathematics, physics and chemistry. Paper 2 of JEE Mains for Bplanning / BArch aspirants for admission to IIITs, NITs, DTU, Delhi and other centrally funded technical institutes will check candidate’s aptitude, mathematical and drawing skills.
A total of 1.5 lakh candidates will be shortlisted from JEE – Mains and will be eligible to take JEE – Advanced test for admission to IITs, ISM – Dhanbad and IT – BHU. JEE – Advanced for admission to IITs will be conducted in early June next year.
IIT JAB approves Common Entrance Test for UG Admission 2013
IIT Joint Entrance Board approves common entrance test ( CET ) for UG Courses 2013.
The IIT Joint Admission Board ( JAB ), comprising heads of the top engineering institutes, today approved the common entrance test for admission to the UG program for 2013 based on percentile ranking.
The new format adopted by the IIT council comprises a two – tier system – a main and an advance test. Students clearing the advance test would be considered for admission provided they are among the top 20 percentile in their boards.
According to sources, the Joint Admission Board has decided to keep number of students filtered for advanced exam at 1.5 lakh. Also it was agreed that for the advanced exam, the pattern and syllabus would the same as in 2012.
Moreover, according to sources, JAB is in fovor of subjective type questions for advance test in tune with the existing format and keeping in mind the 2012 pass – out students who have already appeared 2012 year’s IIT JEE and have another chance 2013 year to crack the test.
IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur had earlier rejected the common entrance test under a proposed format, forcing the HRD Ministry to float a compromise formula which was adopted by the IIT council based on percentile ranking.
IIT JEE 2013 Pune aspirants are in dilemma
XII Standard, Pune students who will be appearing IIT JEE 2013 are in a quandary as their study plans fall into disarray.
The disgusting part is that the relative weightage for Class XII board exam and the proposed national Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE ) scores for admissions are yet to be decided by the state govt which is a big problem.
Still the syllabus is not clear for the proposed format. The ministry’s plans have run into opposition in some IITs which has increased the uncertainty.
The HRD ministry has declared that the institutions like the IITs, IIITs, NITs and central universities, there would be 40% weightage for performance in standard XII board marks normalized on percentile basis through an appropriate formula.
Another 30% weightage will be for performance in the JEE – Main and 30% weightage in JEE – Advanced. A combined merit will be decided accordingly.
JEE 2013 Schedule to be issued by September
The Schedule of Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE ) 2013 will be issued in September 2012, according to the reports. Plan is to conduct the examination in April 2013, so that results can be announced in May.
According to the sources, the decision was taken during a meet of the 9 – member senate of IIT on 16th June, 2012. Prof. Niraj Mishra, Prof YN Singh and Prof CS Upadhayay chaired the meet and said that IIT Council or Ministry will not wait for any initiative. Favoring the decision taken by the senate of conducting own entrance exam, they said that the forms will be available in October – November 2012.
Sources say that discussions are going on with the faculty forum of IIT Mumbai and Delhi so that they can also oppose the council or ministry’s decision. After which the seats will be filled by appearing in the entrance examination conducted by IIT – Kanpur and if it happens then the council or ministry have to go with the decision of Academic Senate.
As per the representatives of faculty forum, Chairman Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande has informed the ministry about the decision of Academic Senate.
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