New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday released the official Answer Key of both the Online and Offline Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE MAIN 2016) on its official website.
There are two options available on the CBSE JEE MAIN 2016 site to access or challenge the answer of the Offline i.e. pen and paper based exam and Online i.e. computer based test.
Answer Key for Offline exams can be directly accessed by clicking on JEE website.
Answer Key for Online/Offline test can be viewed and challenged by clicking on JEE Main website.
Clicking on the given link will take you to the log in page. Enter the "Application Number" and "Password" in the spaces provided on the page and then click on "Login".
"The candidates appeared in online examination should verify the question paper received to them with the question paper of concerned date available on the website. The answer key is according to the question paper available on the website", the CBSE officially announced.
"There is no OMR sheet in online examination. The attempted question paper has been e-mailed to the candidates", it further said.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main, 4th conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) so far, was held on April 03, 2016 and April 10, 2016 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The CBS is likely to declare results of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main on April 27 on its official website, according to the information bulletin published online.
Meanwhile, the Answer Key release has kicked off a controversy. Though the CBSE is yet to officially announce, it is reported by some newspapers that the board has admitted of finding two errors.
It is claimed that the question paper had specified that there was only one correct option for each question, but the answer key showed two questions with two correct options. Both the questions are of five marks each.
Candidates who skipped these questions on finding that they carry two correct options are now apprehensive of losing out on the marks, which they claim could "make a difference to the tune of 10,000 position in the JEE ranking". They are now demanding "bonus marks".
The JEE Main was conducted in two modes. While the pen and paper mode was held on April 3rd, Computer based JEE Main was held on April 9th and 10th.
It was the first time the CBSE had provided pen and pencil to the candidates.
In order to check the results, the candidates should visit the official website jeemain.nic.in.
The candidates should click on the suitable link and enter the requisite details. After submitting the same, the results will be displayed on the screen.
Around 12 lakh students appeared for the examination in 129 cities.
The Engineering Entrance exam was held to shortlist the candidates seeking admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical Institutions.
After JEE Main, the candidates will appear for the JEE Advanced. The registrations for JEE Advance will begin from April 29 and will end on May 4.