New Delhi: Following a huge rush of students for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2016, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to extend the last date of registration till January 11, 2016. The last date was earlier fixed as December 31.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had earlier announced that the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2016 offline exams will be held on April 03, 2016 whereas the computer based online exam will be held on April 09, 2016.
The registration process for the same began on December 1, 2015. It was supposed to close on December 31, 2015. But, looking at the rising number of students, the CBSE decided to extend the registration date till Jaunaury 11, 2016.
In a major relief to stduents, the CBSE had earlier decided to increase the number of attempts from two to three.
Aspiring students can register online y logging in to the CBSE official website for the JEE Main - www.jeemain.nic.in.
Detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, process of normalization of marks, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates can also be found on the same website.
JEE is the gateway to a majority of engineering colleges in India. The examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
"In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Notification, the 4th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - 2016 will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc." the CBSE said.
"The admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main)", it said.
For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main).
"The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization", the board said.
"The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) -2016 application form online", it said.
"The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad", it added.
The JEE (Main) – 2016 will have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning).
The candidates may take Paper-1 B.E. / B. Tech.) or Paper-2 B. Arch./B. Planning) or both depending upon the course(s) they are seeking admission.