JEE Main 2014 FAQ

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Q1. JEE Main 2014 examination 

CBSE will conduct jee main 2014 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in NITs, SFTIs and CFTIs.

  • NIT – National institute of technology
  • SFTI – State funded institute of technology
  • CFTI – Centrally funded institute of technology

JEE Main 2014 will also serve as an eligibility test for IIT entrance examination – JEE Advanced 2014.

Only the top 150000 candidates based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED examination.

Admission to NITs/CFTIs/SFTIs will be based on 40% weightage for performance in Class XII board/ equivalent examination marks (normalized) and the remainder 60% weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly.

Q2. What will be admission criteria for NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs? 

Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for total marks obtained in Class XII board/ equivalent exam (normalized) and 60 % weightage to performance in JEE Main. A combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions.

Q3. What will happen if two candidates get same rank after normalized marks 

Tie-mechanism is there; check this linkto know complete details

Q4. What will be medium of examinations of JEE-MAIN 2014? 

Hindi and English.

CBSE will also conduct JEE Main 2014 in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State(s) who are participating in JEE(Main) for their State Engineering Colleges/ Universities. However, JEE-ADVANCED will be conducted in English/Hindi medium only.

Q5. Number of attempts in JEE Main-2014

A candidate can appear for jee main in three consecutive years

Q6. If I have appeared aieee 2012, can I appear now?

Yes, still one attempt is left for you and you can appear for jee main 2014.

Q7. Is there any age limit for JEE Main 2014?

Yes, age limit is there, Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1989 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD)

Q8. What is minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE-Main 2014 exam? 

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE(MAIN) 2014 is that a candidate must have passed in the final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination. Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in 2013 may also appear in JEE(MAIN) 2013 provisionally.

Q9. What are qualifying examinations for JEE(Main)-2013? 

Check this link

Q10. I want to improve my Class XII results. Can I do in two or three subjects ?

You can appear for improvement in 2 or 3 subjects but cbse will consider your improved marks for jee main 2014 rank only if you appear for improvement in all 5 subjects or they will consider your previous year marks only

Q11. What will be pattern of examination for JEE-MAIN 2013 (both for B.E./B.TECH. and B.ARCH) please inform ? What will be the duration of exam?


Subject combinations for each paper and type of questions in each paper are given in the table below:

Course JEE Main 2014 Papers JEE Main 2014 Subjects Duration of Exam JEE Main 2014 Exam Mode
B.E/B.Tech Paper – 1 Physics,Chemistry,Maths 3 hours Offline
B. Arch/B. Planning Paper – 2 Part 1 – MathematicsPart 2 – Aptitude testPart 3 – Drawing test 3 hours Offline

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:

B.E/B.TECH Paper –1

Q12. Will there be negative marking in JEE-Main exam 2014?

YES. There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response, one-fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.

Q13. What is the syllabus for JEE-Main 2014 Exam?

Check here

Q14. What are dates of exam? 

JEE-Main – Offline Exam – Tentatively JEE Main 2014 examination will commence on 6th April 2014.

Online Exam – Between 6th April to 30th April 2014
JEE-Advanced – will be held on 25th May 2014. There will not be any online exam for JEE-Advanced.

Q15. When the forms will be available? 

There will not be any physical sale of forms. The forms will be filled up ‘Online’ only. The forms will be available from 1st November 2013.

Q16. Modes of JEE Main 2014 exam

  • Online
  • Offline

Q.17 Can I use calculator for calculations in the JEE-Main exam? 

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, iPod, etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE (Main) 2013. In addition, materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should NOT be brought into the examination hall.

Q.18  What are the reservation rules for JEE-Main Exam 2014?

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria.
These categories are:

  1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
  2. Scheduled Castes (SC)
  3. Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  4. Persons with Physical Disability (PD)
  5. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India.

Q.19 What is state code of eligibility ?

  • State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where a candidate has passed +2 examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE-Main for admission to B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch/B. Planning Courses of the institutions/ Colleges of the States/UT.
  • Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from any institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address given in the Passport of the candidate.