About JEE Main 2014
JEE, i.e., the Joint Entrance Examination is a replacement to the former AIEEE and IIT-JEE entrance examinations. The JEE Main 2014 exam is aimed to replace the AIEEE exam and JEE-Advanced 2014, the IIT-JEE entrance. CBSE introduced this system of examination in the year 2013. The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE-2013) is conducted in two parts: JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. The top 150,000 candidates who qualify the exam are eligible to appear in the JEE-Advanced test.
The JEE-Main is the criteria to seek admission at Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, and other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions. The selection process shall also include the performance of the candidate in the class 12th or, any equivalent qualifying examination along with his/her performance in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech. courses) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.
The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha have joined the JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Examination, should fill the JEE (Main) – 2014 application form.
If we talk about the eligibility of candidates to write the exam this year, then only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2012 or 2013; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2014 examination. Candidates who have passed their Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2011 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2015 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2014 examination. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent Qualifying Examinations in 2011, did not pass in 2011, but passed in 2012 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2014.
JEE Main have comprise of two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may take Paper-1, or Paper-2, or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to according to their preference. The examination is conducted by Central board of Secondary Education. The duration of the exam is three hours. Negative marking is also included in the scoring pattern. The pattern of the examination is objective type with four options having a single correct answer.