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JEE Main 2017: Official Answer Key, Candidates' OMR Sheet to be released after April 15

Tuesday April 4, 2017 5:39 PM, Staff Reporter

JEE Main Answer Key
[Students coming out of Sandip Foundation JEE Main 2017 Nashik Centre after appearing for the important engineering entrance exam on April 2,2017 ( photo)]

New Delhi:
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the Official Answer Key and candidates' response (OMR) sheets of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 (JEE Main 2017) in the third week of April - most probably any time after April 15, according to the information available on JEE Main website.

A glance at the JEE Main 2017 Information Bulletin posted on JEE Main website shows that the CBSE has put the tentative date to release online the JEE Main 2017 Official Answer Key and OMR Sheet any time between 18-22 April.

Once declared the official Answer Key and OMR Sheet of JEE Main 2017 will be accessible at Candidates can follow simple instructions given as under to download JEE Main Official Answer Key and OMR sheets.

  • Go to JEE Main website
  • Search for a bar with a title Answer Key and OMR Sheet on the home page itself
  • Select appropriate option, fill the details to log in
  • Download the Answer Key/OMR Sheet ormally in PDF

The candidates should also note that the Answer Keys being circulated on various websites are not official and they have nothing to do with the CBSE.

The Information Bulletin also shows that the results of JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 and All India Rank and top 22,000 candidates eligible for appearing in JEE Advance can be declared on April 27.

The CBSE will however declare All India Rank of JEE (Main) Paper – 2 on May 27, 2017.

The JEE Main 2017 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Offline Pen and Paper based exam was held on Sunday April 02, 2017. Over 11.98 lakh students seeking admission in engineering colleges, including the IITs appeared for the test held at 1,781 centres in 109 cities across India.

The number of male students who appeared for the exam is estimated at 8,62,526. The total number of female students who wrote the JEE Main exam is 3,36,460.

After talking to the students it was found that overall the JEE (Main) 2017 was of moderate level. Many of the questions were straight forward and could be easily solved by a student who has been preparing sincerely for the exam. But some tricky questions were there too, which will play crucial role in distinguishing the top scorers.

In all the three subjects, 5-6 questions were framed quite differently. However there was no ambiguous question in the paper this year.

In Physics paper, overall questions were on easier side and straight forward as compared to last year. By and large, paper was on the expected lines without any element of surprise. Almost all the topics covered were prescribed by the CBSE for JEE (Main).

The JEE Main is conducted in two modes. While the Pen and Paper based JEE Main will be conducted on April 02, 2017, the Computer based Online JEE Main will be conducted on April 8 and April 9.

The JEE Main is held every year for admission to various Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

Candidates appearing for the test should note that the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified the following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:

  1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

It is also notified that the candidates appearing for JEE (Main) 2017 should possess AADHAR cards with correct name and other personal details.

"All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data", the CBSE said.

"In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be", it added.

According to the official release of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 (JEE Main 2017) will be held on April 02, 2017.

"In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Notification, the 5th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - 2017 will be conducted on 02/04/2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions", the CBSE official release regarding JEE Main 2017 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) - 2017 application form online", it added.

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.


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