JEE (Main)-2014 Computer Based (Online) Examination – Frequently Asked Questions[FAQ]

Frequently Asked Questions[FAQ]
JEE (Main)-2014 Computer Based (Online) Examination
JEE Website – www.jeemain.nic.in CBSE Website – www.cbse.nic.in

S. No Questions Answers
1 What is Computer Based
Examination (Online mode)?
It is a Computer Based Exam which will be
conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) to
make it safe, secure and un-interrupted.
2 What are the advantages in opting
for Computer Based Examination?
a) The candidate can review or re-answer any
question at any point of time during the

b) 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

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

d) 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

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

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

g) You can also save upto Rs. 400 in Exam fees compare to Pen/Paper mode.
3 How to apply and what is the last
date of applying for computer
based exam?
Candidates can apply through JEE(Main) website. The last date is 26th Dec 2013 as per the declared
4 Is Computer Based Examination
based on Internet?
5 What are the dates for Computer
Based Examination?
The dates of examination are 9th, 11th, 12th and 19th
April 2014.
6 When a candidate can select the
date of computer based
examination ?
At the time of filling the form for JEE(Main) itself.
7 What will be the time of computer
based examination?
The exam will be twice a day i.e. in two shifts.

First shift from 09.30 – 12.30 Hours [IST] and

Second shift (if required) from 14.00 – 17.00 Hours [IST]

8 When will a candidate has to report
at exam centre?
30 minutes before the exam time.
9 What computer knowledge is
required to appear for Computer
Based Examination?
The candidate need to know only how to use
computer mouse. That is at the most required.
10 Can the date of exam once selected
be changed, if required ?
11 What will be the medium of
Computer Based Examination?
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

12 Can a candidate get an examination
center of his/her choice?
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.
13 How secure is the computer based
It is very secure with zero error possibility as human
intervention is minimal.
14 How a candidate can practice for
Computer Based Examination?
The Mock Test is available on CBSE/JEE websites. The Candidate 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
simulation environment.
15 What will happen in case there is
some problem in computer during
the examination?
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.
16 When will the result of Computer
Based Examination be declared?
Combined result will be declared along with the Pen
and Paper based examination candidates.
17 Will there be a question booklet like
in offline examination?
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.
18 Will a Candidate get the question
paper of computer based
examination as he/she gets in Pen
and Paper based exam?
Yes, the question paper along with the options
marked will be mailed to each and every candidate
after the exam schedule is over.
19 In case of problem in computer etc
will there be some body to assist ?
Yes, there will be qualified IT professionals.
20 How will a candidate answer a
question in the Computer Based
There will four options of each question. The
candidate has to click one of the options using
computer mouse which can be reviewed or re-answered any time during the duration of the
21 How will a candidate come to know
which are the questions left
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.
22 Can a candidate change his/her
answer ?
Yes during the exam duration and it is one of the
most important feature of computer based
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 ?
Yes you can easily do with the click of computer
24 Will a candidate be getting some
practice test? If yes, than how and
when ?
Yes, the mock test is available on CBSE / JEE websites and can be downloaded for the practice.
25 Is computer based examination for
B.E. and B.Tech only?

Source: http://www.cbse.nic.in/attach/FAQ_jee_main_2014.pdf