More than 1 lakh apply for JEE Main

More than 1 lakh apply for JEE Main
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More Than 1 Lakh Apply For JEE Main. JEE Main is the key test for admission into NITs and CFTIs and will also be the entrance test for JEE Advanced, which is the examination for admission into IITs next year.

l Thursday is the last day for applying online

l Junior Inter marks will also be counted for weightage
More than a lakh students have already applied for the all important tech examination of the country JEE Main-2014. The last date for applying to the offline examination will end on Thursday evening. The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the exam on April 6, 2014.
JEE Main is the key test for admission into NITs and CFTIs and will also be the entrance test for JEE Advanced, which is the examination for admission into IITs next year.
For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating institutions, the merit or rank list will be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE (Main). The weightage to Intermediate marks will be considered only after
normalisation.
For state students, Intermediate marks of both first and second year will be taken into account in 2014. As a special case, the state students were given a one-year waiver in 2013 since the syllabus was not updated at that time. So, students who get very good marks- say more than 89% in Board marks, will be able to get a rank of considerable chance. Of course, this also depends on their performance in JEE Main entrance examination.
Though some cases have been still pending in Supreme Court and some High Courts, the Joint Admission Board of IITs are going ahead with the last year’s formula of two entrance exam system, which they felt is the only way out and bore fruit. “The controversy of achieving normalisation will continue to be there as long as there is single national curriculum i.e. CBSE syllabi” Janakirama Kolluru, a faculty of Bhashyam Schools remarked.
JEE- Main will have two papers- Paper I is for BE and B Tech and Paper II for B Architecture and B Planning. Paper I would be in objective mode from Physics, chemistry and Mathematics and held from three hours- 9:30am to 12: 30pm on April 6.
The online examination (computer based test) would be held on four days – April 9, 11, 12 and 19th. The duration will be three hours- 9:30 am to 12: 30 pm. If it is required due to any technical problem, the test would be held from 2 pm- 5 pm the same day.
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