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CBSE releases JEE Main 2017 Answer Keys, OMR Sheets online, Challenge before April 22

Tuesday April 18, 2017 11:25 AM, News Network

JEE Main Answer Key

New Delhi:
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released online the Official Answer Key and candidates' response (OMR) sheets of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 (JEE Main 2017) offline exams on its official website today i.e. Tuesday April 18 at 11:00 am.

If a candidate has any issue with the Answer Keys or OMR Sheet, he or she should challenge before April 22, 2017.

Students should note that the CBSE has added two important links to download JEE Main 2017 Answer Keys and OMR Sheets on the JEE Main website - one is marked with View/Challenge - Answer Key of Paper 1 and the other is marked with View/Challenge Recorded Response of Paper 1.

Students should log in using their Application ID, Date of birth and by entering security pin.

The official Answer Key and OMR Sheet of JEE Main 2017 are 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

Candidates should also note that the challenge of the recorded responses of OMR Answer Sheets and Answer Keys will be accepted online only, through the link available on the website of JEE (Main) latest by April 22, 2017 upto 11.59 PM.

"The challenges submitted by post or in person will not be accepted. The prescribed fee of Rs.1000/- per recorded response/per question challenged will be required to be submitted through Credit/Debit Card, Paytm & SBI Buddy by April 22, 2017 upto 11.59 PM", the CBSE said in the statement.

If the challenge is accepted by the Board i.e. if the recorded response is not the same as marked by the candidate on OMR sheet, the correction will be done and the fee will be refunded. In case, any registered candidate does not submit the challenge by the prescribed date and time, it will be presumed that his/her recorded response is the same as marked on OMR sheet.

Similarly, if the challenge of Answer Keys is accepted by the board i.e. if any mistake is noticed by the subject experts in the Answer Key, a policy decision will be notified on the website and the fee shall be refunded.

"The CBSE’s decision on the challenges in both the cases shall be final and no further communication will be entertained", the statement said.

The CBSE had earlier said it will release the Official Answer Keys and OMR Sheets anytime between April 18-22.

"The scanned images of OMR sheets and recorded responses of the candidates appeared in Paper-1 JEE(Main)-2017 on April 02 will be displayed on the website during 18-22 April 2017.

"The Answer Keys of both online and offline examination of Paper-1 will also be displayed during 18-22 April 2017. The candidates not satisfied with recorded responses and answer keys may challenge by following due procedure", the CBSE said in the statement.

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) is the 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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