Last Saturday marked the first day when the online mode of JEE Main examination started across India. There is mixed reaction coming from the students regarding whether offline mode or online mode was more comfortable for the examination. As per the feedback from the teachers, the papers were of moderate difficulty level and as per the trend of previous years the toughest paper was mathematics and the easiest was chemistry. Mathematics examination was more time consuming as compared to other subjects.
The JEE Main examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the final answer key of JEE Main (both offline and online) is expected after the online exam ends on Sunday and the results are likely to be declared on April 24, 2016.
Admissions to engineering courses will be based on 40 per cent score in JEE and 60 per cent score in the board exam. JEE (Main) scores are taken into account for admissions to undergraduate engineering and architecture programmes at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other centrally-funded technical institutions and institutions funded by participating state governments.