The JEE MAINS 2015 shall be organized by CBSE and shall be held in 2 formats viz. Pen-Paper format (on 4th April, 2015) and Computer-based Online format (on 10th & 11th April, 2015). Students have a choice whether to give in either of the 2 formats. However, the process of form filling has to be compulsorily done through Online mode at www.jeemain.nic.in between 7th November & 18th December 2014. The following points during form filling are to be noted :
- The candidate must fill all necessary details like name, address, date of birth, percentage of marks etc. carefully in the Online form.
- Latest photograph with light background needs to be uploaded. The photograph must contain name and date of birth at the bottom.
- Candidates are advised to upload the photograph, signature and thumb impression in a proper specified format given below :
·Photograph : JPEG format with 3.5 cm (W) X 4.5 cm (H) size. File size must be between 4kb and 40kb only.
·Signature : Signature with dark black or blue ink is accepted on A4 size plain paper. Image dimension should be 3.5 cm (W) X 1.5 cm (H). Save the file in JPEG format with 1 to 30 Kb file size.
·Thumb impression : Thumb impression also must be taken on A4 size paper. For boys, left thumb is accepted and for girls, right thumb is accepted. Image should be in JPEG format and must be between 3.5 cm (W) and 1.5 cm (H). File size : 1 to 30 Kb.
- Candidates have to specify whether they are applying for JEE MAIN Paper -1 which is for Engineering aspirants OR/AND for JEE MAIN Paper – 2 which is for Architecture & Town Planning aspirants.
- Candidates need to specify whether will appear for Computer-based or Pen-paper format as well. Both options are fine but the Computer-based option has the small risk of power outages at the authorized center. Otherwise, it is completely the choice of the candidate.
- Choice of JEE MAINS exams center can be made by the candidate. Candidates have to select any four examination centers of their choice. List is mentioned.
- The candidates are advised to carefully fill their personal details, academic details, guardian details as per the rules and regulations specified by CBSE.
- After filling all the necessary details and uploading the photographs, the candidates are advised to check all the information they have entered and edit them in case of any mistake before proceeding to fees payment. After payment of fees, the candidates are not permitted to make any kind of changes.
- The candidates can pay the fees (around Rs.1000 for boys and Rs.500 for girls per paper for General & OBC) by using e-challan of ICICI bank / Canara bank / Syndicate bank or net banking or credit / debit card. Additional processing charge (0.75 – 1.2 %) will have to be paid in case of debit / credit card payment method.
- After payment, the candidate can save the confirmation page or take the print out for future use.
ELIGIBILITY for appearing in JEE MAIN 2015 :
The following points regarding eligibility must be noted :
1) Date of Birth : Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1990 are eligible to appear for JEE MAIN. For SC/ST & PD candidates however, the cut-off date is October 1, 1985.
2) Year of XII Boards : Candidates who passed the XII Boards exam in 2013, 2014 in first attempt or are appearing in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE MAIN 2015.
3) Number of Subjects in XII Boards : Candidates must have passed atleast 5 subjects in XII Boards.
4) Number of Attempts : Maximum 3 consecutive attempts are allowed for JEE.
The results of JEE MAINS shall be declared in terms of marks scored out of 360 marks with subject-wise marks details on 27th April, 2015. Please note that admission to all Engineering colleges at Maharashtra State level are based on 50% weightage to JEE MAINS percentile scores. The percentile scores is related to the marks scored. (100 marks means over 90 percentile score and 50 marks in 45 percentile score as per JEE MAIN 2014 statistics). The cut-off for eligibility for JEE ADVANCED 2015 can be known only on 27th April, 2015. However, for past 2 years the cut-off is around 115 marks.
It should also be noted by the candidate that the elaborate 60-40 normalisation procedure explained in the Information bulletin does NOT apply for Maharashtra college admissions and that procedure may be relevant only for NIT admissions.