JEE Main 2015 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The most renowned engineering entrance exam, JEE Main 2015 is round the corner. CBSE has started accepting online application form form the eligible candidates. Candidates can apply for the exam through online till 18 December 2014. Students must have queries regarding its application procedure, eligibility criteria. In order to assist aspirants, board has issued JEE Main 2015 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). To know more, refer the article.

JEE Main 2015 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Computer Based Examination and Center Allocation

Ques. 1. If a candidates forget to book his session for online exam, how will he get information about the date and session of the examination?

Answer 1. If a candidate fails to make any selection, slot will be assigned randomly to the respective candidates as per the availability of the same, details are provided on page no.11 of information bulletin. Candidates can check the details of session and slot through the admit card which will be available to download from 01 March 2015.

Ques. 2. Is there any provision for students willing to attend for both the exams at different exam centers i.e Paper -1 as Computer based (CBT) and Paper -2 through Pen and Paper based

Answer 2. As Paper-II is available in Pen & Paper mode only hence candidates have to select the center that has provision for both modes. Appendix-2 of information bulletin contains the list of all such centers. Different Roll number or seperate admit card will not be issued to any candidates who are willing to appear in both papers.

For example: PATNA: Candidates can choose the center if they wish to appear in both paper, Pen & Paper Based and Computer Based.

Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) 2015

Ques. 3. What is the Eligibility Criteria for private candidates?

Answer 3. As per Information Bulletin: The candidates who have cleared their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2013 or 2014; or the candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2015. Candidates who cleared Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2012 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2015. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2012, did not qualify in 2012, but go through in 2013 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2015. This criteria is applicable for both private and regular candidates. Private candidate can fill ‘xxx’ against the school name column.

Ques.4. – What is Eligibility norms for Diploma Students in JEE-Main 2015?

Answer 4. Yes, diploma holders can apply for JEE Main 2015 in order to appear in JEE (Advanced) however his JEE (Main) scores and rank will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE (Main) channel.

Ques. 5. List of the boards recognized by Association of Indian Universities.

Answer 5. Kindly, visit the website .

Ques. 6. What are HSC vocational courses?

Answer 6. Various states can have different HSC vocational courses, so students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.

Online Application Format

Ques. 7. If a candidate has passed in 2013 and has appeared for improvement in 2014 and is again going for improvement in 2015, what he will fill in the academic details section.

Answer 7. In this case, he/she will fill in as under:

  • Year of Passing 12th / Qualifying Examination : 2013
  • Roll Number of either year: 2013/2014 (as per candidate’s wish)
  • Percentage of same year as the roll number mentioned: 2013/2014
  • Appearing for Improvement of Class 12th/ Intermediate/ Qualifying Exam: YES

Further it is mentioned in the JEE Main 2015 Information Bulletin that the marks of Class 12th/Intermediate/Equivalent qualifying exam will be uploaded on the website of JEE (Main) in the 2nd week of June 2015. The candidates will have to verify these marks and confirm on the website. In case of any issues, the candidate should upload the copy of the mark-sheet online only latest by 25 June 2015 on JEE (Main) website.

During this period i.e. after the declaration of result of qualifying examination, the candidate can update their appeal to consider the total marks of a mark-sheet having greater marks out of the mark-sheet of passing year or improvement year.

Ques. 8. Which thumb impression should be uploaded while filling JEE-Main 2015 form?

Answer 8. Boys have to upload left hand thumb whereas girls have to upload right hand thumb however in case wrong thumb impression is already uploaded, the candidates have to apply same thumb impression on the attendance sheet during exam.

Ques. 9. If a candidate forget to mention his/her name on the Photograph, would the form be rejected?

Answer 9. No the form will not be rejected if it doesn’t have the Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken and no correction is required in such a case.

Ques. 10. How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Answer. 10. Such candidates can enter the mobile number against the field of landline number.


Ques 11. Will a candidate have a option to amend the mode of examination?

Answer 11. Yes, however a candidate can switch mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

Ques. 12. What mistakes cannot be corrected when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?

Answer 12. Change in exam center, mode of exam from computer based to pen and paper based and change in date of computer based exam will not be normally allowed.

Fee Transaction

Ques 13. While fee payment, what a candidate can do if transaction failed?

Answer 13. Always use internet explorer 6 or higher version to upload form in order to avoid problems. If any case, candidates will not receive the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated in real time then fee payment is not accomplished. Candidates have to fill the application fee again through online transaction or by e- challan in order to generate acknowledgement page. If the amount gets debited then it will refunded back within 07 to 10 days.


Ques 14. 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.

Ques.15. What if a candidate has no thumb?

Answer 15. He/She can upload impression of finger or foot thumb also and same should be applied on the attendance sheet during examination.

Ques. 16. Is there any sample papers for offline exams?

Answer 16. The mock test provided on the official website is for all the candidates who have selected either for computer based mode or pen and paper based mode . However, previous year questions are uploaded on the JEE (Main) website for practice and also offers the feel and look of Computer Based Examination (CBE)

Frequently Asked Question on JEE (Main)-2015 Computer Based (Online) Examination

Ques 1. What is Computer Based Exam (Online mode)?

Answer. 1. Computer Based Exam will be conducted by using the Local Area Network (LAN) to make it more secure, safe and un-interrupted.

Ques. 2. What are the benefits of Computer Based Examination?

Answer. 2. Computer based exam has listed benefits

  • The candidate can review or re-answer any question at any point of time during the examination.
  • The candidate can change the option of the answer during the exam duration and it is one of the most important feature of computer based examination
  • The candidate also has the option to mark any answer for review at later stage during the examination.
  • There will be a panel on computer screen showing all the question nos in different colour scheme which will indicate which are the questions answered, left un answered and marked for review
  • Candidate can choose exam date and as per his/her convenience.
  • Enhance the confidence of the candidates while using Information technology.
  • In comparison to Pen/Paper mode, Exam Fee upto Rs. 500 will be saved.

Ques. 3. What is the last date for sending online application for computer based exam and its procedure?

Answer. 3. Candidates have to apply online before or on 18 December 2014 through JEE (Main) website.

Ques. 4. Is Computer Based Exam based on Internet?

Answer. 4. No

Ques. 5. When will the Computer Based Examination held?

Answer. 5. The examination are scheduled to be conducted on 10 & 11 April 2014.

Ques. 6. When a candidate can select the date of computer based examination ?

Answer. 6. At the time of submitting the form for JEE(Main) itself.

Ques. 7. What will be the time schedule of computer based exam?

Answer. 7. The examination will be in two shifts i.e.

  • First shift from 09.30 – 12.30 Hours [IST]
  • Second shift (if required) from 14.00 – 17.00 Hours [IST]

Ques. 8. When will a candidate has to report at exam centre ?

Answer. 8. Before 30 minutes from the exam time.

Ques. 9. What a candidate must know about computer in order to appear for Computer Based Examination ?

Answer. 9. The candidate must be aware about how to use computer mouse.

Ques. 10. Is there any provision to change the exam date after submitting form?

Answer. 10. No

Ques. 11. What will be the medium of Computer Based Test?

Answer. 11.

All Examination Centre Cities

English and Hindi Medium

Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli

English, Hindi and Gujarati

Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra

English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu

Note: The Candidate can also switch medium as many times as he/she wants during the examination.

Ques. 12. Can a candidate get an exam center as per his/her choice?

Answer. 12. The Candidate can opt for city of his/her choice as per list of computer based exam cities at the time of filling application form only

Ques. 13. Is the Computer Based Test is secure?

Answer. 13. It is very secure with zero error possibility as human intervention is minimal.

Ques. 14. Is there any practice test for Computer Based Examination?

Answer. 14. Candidates can practice through the Mock Test, which are available on websites of CBSE/JEE. It will provide the look and feel of the computer based test and aspirants can download them as many time as many times as they want.

Ques. 15. What will happen in case there is some problem in computer during the examination?

Answer. 15. There will be enough buffer computers available at the examination centers to take care of such problems and the time lost in change of system will be duly compensated as each and every second will be recorded by the server.

Ques. 16. When will the result of Computer Based Examination be declared?

Answer. 16. Combined result will be declared along with the Pen and Paper based examination candidates.

Ques. 17. Will there be a question booklet like in offline examination?

Answer. 17. In Computer Based Examination the questions will appear on computer screen along with the answer options. Instruction page will also be displayed before the actual test begins. The time of reading of instructions will not be part of examination duration.

Ques. 18. Will a Candidate get the question paper of computer based examination as he/she gets in Pen and Paper based exam?

Answer. 18. Yes, the question paper along with the options marked will be mailed to each and every candidate after the exam schedule is over.

Ques. 19. In case of problem in computer etc will there be some body to assist ?

Answer. 19. Yes, there will be qualified IT professionals.

Ques. 20. How will a candidate answer a question in the Computer Based examination?

Answer. 20. There will four options of each question. The candidate has to click one of the options using computer mouse which can be reviewed or reanswered any time during the duration of the examination

Ques. 21. How will a candidate come to know which are the questions left unanswered?

Answer. 21. There will be a panel on computer screen showing all the question nos in different colour scheme which will indicate which are the questions answered, left un answered and marked for review.

Ques. 22. Can a candidate change his/her answer ?

Answer. 23. Yes during the exam duration and it is one of the most important feature of computer based examination.

Ques. 23. If a candidate has selected medium of question paper as English but want to see question in Hindi for more clarity or vice-a-versa, is this possible ?

Answer. 23. Yes you can easily do with the click of computer mouse.

Ques. 24. Will a candidate be getting some practice test? If yes, than how and when ?

Answer. 24. Yes, the mock test is available on CBSE / JEE websites and can be downloaded for the practice.

Ques. 25. Is computer based examination for B.E. and B.Tech only?

Answer. 25. Yes.

Ques. 26. Will a candidate get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?

Answer. 26. Yes very much.

Ques. 27. Is there any call center support?

Answer. 27. Yes. Candidates appearing in the computer based test can avail call center support through the helpline number(s), which are available on the JEE website.

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