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CBSE JEE (Main) 2016 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ : Joint Entrance Examination

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Entrance Exam : Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) – 2016

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ :
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CBSE JEE Main Frequently Asked Questions

Online Application Format:
Q.1- If a candidate has passed in 2014 and has appeared for improvement in 2015, what he will fill in the academic details section.

Related : CBSE JEE (Main) 2016 Time Schedule :

Answer 1. Such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2014 or 2015 is better and accordingly, they have to select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of application form of JEE (Main) – 2016.
Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2015 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2016, may fill the form in either of the following methods:-
a) Select the year of passing class 12th as 2015 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination.

b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2016 and fill the remaining form correctly. After declaration of result of improvement examination, there will be option on the website to provide the correct roll number of class 12 in which candidate’s result is better.

Q.2- Which thumb impression should be used while filling JEE-Main 2016 form? What if a candidate has no thumb?
Answer 2. As per Page No 16 of Information Bulletin, the scanned image of left hand thumb impression (right hand thumb in case the candidate do not have left hand thumb or any finger if both thumbs are not there) is to be uploaded during online submission of application form of JEE (Main) – 2016. However, if a candidate has uploaded right hand thumb impression (by mistake), he/she need not to worry because the form will not be cancelled because of this mistake and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2016 as usual.

Q3 – In case photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?
Answer 3. Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2016 as usual.

Q.4- How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?
Answer 4. Such candidates should enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.

Correction In Online Application Form :
Q5. Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination?
Answer 5. Yes, but a candidate can change mode of examination from pen & paper examination to computer based examination and vice-versa.

Q.6- What mistakes can be corrected during month of January 2016 when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?
Answer 6. The correction in particulars can be done only if the candidates have paid the fee and completed all the steps of online application form of JEE (Main) – 2016. The candidates can modify all the particulars (including images of photo, thumb impression and signature) of his/her application form during the facility of correction in the 2nd fort night of January, 2016. The balance fee, if any due to correction in particulars, will have to be paid by the candidates during that period.

Fee Transactions :
Q7- While paying the fee, what a candidate can do in case of failed transaction?
Answer 7. If the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated by payment gateway in real time then fee payment is not completed. In this case, the candidates are required to pay the fees again either through online transaction or by e- challan and to download the acknowledgement page. Your amount of failed transaction of credit/debit card will be refunded back within 7 to 10 days.

In case, fee payment is made through e-challan and the fee is not updated on the website, the candidate has to contact the concerned bank/branch for updation of fee. However, such candidates may also send the copy of paid e-challan through e-mail on

Eligibility For Appearing In JEE(MAIN)-2016 :
Q.8 – What is the Eligibility for private candidates?
Answer 8. As per Page No 12: 2.9.2 – Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE), only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2016. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016. This criteria is applicable for both private and regular candidates. Private candidate can fill ‘xxx’ against the school name column.

Computer Based Examination And Center Allocation :
Q9. In case a student fails to book his session for online examination after paying the fees, how will he know about the date and session of the examination?
Answer 9. If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same as per page no.11 of information bulletin. Details of session and slot will be given on the admit card which can be downloaded from 2nd Week of March 2016.

Q.10. There is no provision for students wishing to appear for both the exams at different centers i.e Paper -1 be Computer based and Paper -2 being Pen and Paper based
Answer 10. Since Paper-2 is only in offline mode, a student who is appearing for both the papers , paper 1 being online mode and paper 2 being offline mode will only get such centers that have facility for both the modes of examination.
For example: Test centers for this could be PATNA: PEN & PAPER BASED and COMPUTER BASED.
Kindly refer to appendix 2 of information bulletin. Two different roll no and separate admit cards cannot be issued to a candidate to appear at different centres for paper 1 and 2 separately.

Q.11.- What is Eligibility for Diploma Students in JEE-Main 2016?
Answer 11. Yes, to appear in JEE (Advanced) a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2016 but his/her rank and score for JEE (Main) will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE (Main) channel.

Q.12- Name of the boards recognized under Association of Indian Universities.
Answer 12. Kindly visit the website .

Q.13- What are HSC vocational courses?
Answer 13. Different states can have different HSC vocational courses, so students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.

Miscellaneous :
Q14- Whether the Hindi Medium paper will come in both the languages?
Answer 14. Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.

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