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JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Online Exam FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for JEE Main 2018 Online Exam

Question: What is Computer Based Examination (Online mode)?

Answer: It is a Computer Based Exam which will be conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) to make it safe, secure and uninterrupted.

Question: What are the advantages in opting for Computer Based Examination?

Answer: a) The applicant can review or re-answer any question at any point of time during the examination.

b) The applicant can change the option of the answer during the exam duration and it is one of the most important features of computer-based examination

c) The applicant also has the option to mark any answer for review at the later stage during the examination.

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

e) Applicant gets the flexibility in choosing the exam date of his/her choice as per his/her convenience.

f) It will make Applicant feel confident on use of Information technology.

g) You can also save upto Rs. 500 in Exam fees compare to Pen/Paper mode.

Question: How to apply and what is the last date of applying for the computer based exam?

Answer: Applicants can apply through JEE (Main) website The last date is 02nd January 2017 as per the declared schedule.

Question: Is Computer Based Examination based on Internet?

Answer: No

Question: What are the dates for Computer Based Examination?

Answer: The dates of examination are 08th & 09th April 2018.

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Question: When an applicant can select the date of computer-based examination?

Answer: At the time of filling the form for JEE (Main) itself after paying the fee. In case, an applicant does not select the date for computer-based examination, he/she will be allotted the date as per the availability in that city.

Question: What will be the time of computer-based examination?

Answer: The exam will be from 09.30 – 12.30 Hours [IST]. The Second shift (if required) will be from 14.00 – 17.00 Hours [IST].

Question: When will an applicant have to report at exam centre?

Answer: 30 minutes before the exam time.

Question: What computer knowledge is required to appear for Computer Based Examination?

Answer: The applicant needs to know only how to use the computer mouse. That is at the most required.

Question: Can the date of exam once select be changed, if required?

Answer: No

Question: Can an applicant get an examination centre of his/her choice?

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

Question: How secure is the computer-based examination?

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

Question: How an applicant can practice for Computer Based Examination?

Answer: The Mock Test is available on CBSE/JEE websites. The Applicant can download the same and practice as many times as he/she wants. This will give look and feel of the format of Computer Based Exam in the simulation environment.

Question: What will happen in case there is some problem in the computer during the examination?

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

Question: When will the result of Computer Based Examination be declared?

Answer: the Combined result will be declared along with the Pen and Paper based examination applicants.

Question: Will there be a question booklet like in offline examination?

Answer: In Computer Based Examination the questions will appear on the 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.

Question: Will an Applicant get the question paper of computer-based examination as he/she gets in Pen and Paper based exam?

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

Question: In case of problem in computer etc will there be somebody to assist?

Answer: Yes, there will be qualified IT professionals.

Question: How will an applicant answer a question in the Computer-Based examination?

Answer: There will four options of each question. The applicant has to click one of the options using computer mouse which can be reviewed or re-answered any time during the duration of the examination

Question: How will an applicant come to know which are the questions left unanswered?

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

Question: Can an applicant change his/her answer?

Answer: Yes during the exam duration and it is one of the most important features of computer-based examination.

Question: If an applicant has selected medium of question paper as English but want to see the question in Hindi for more clarity or vice-a-versa, is this possible?

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

Question: Will an applicant be getting some practice test? If yes, then how and when?

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

Question: Is computer-based examination for B.E. and B.Tech only?

Answer: Yes.

Question: If an applicant wants to opt for both B.E./B.Tech and B.Planning/B.Arch from city of computer-based exam, then how will an applicant appear for B.Arch/B Planning exam

Answer: His/Her B.E./B.Tech Exam will be conducted in computer-based exam mode and B.Planning / B.Arch in offline mode in the same city.

Question: Will an applicant get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?

Answer: Yes very much.

Question: Is there any call centre support?

Answer: Yes. There is a call centre support for applicants appearing in the computer-based examination. The helpline number(s) are available on the JEE website.

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