JEE Main 2017 Computer Based Exam - Overview

by Ankita Sabharwal

JEE Main 2017 is the first step of Joint Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE.
JEE Main 2017 is conducted for the admission for academic session 2017-18 has been scheduled to be conducted on two days i.e. April 8 and April 9, 2017, in selected cities all over India. Candidate gets the flexibility in choosing the exam date of his/her choice as per his/her convenience.

Computer Based Exam might scare the candidates because throughout their life they have been accustomed to take the Pen & paper based test in their schools, Moreover JEE Main is one of the most important exam for the candidates as it is taken made by the largest number of candidates and is accepted as an eligibility test  for the undergraduate engineering admission to NITs, and Centrally funded institutes (CFTIs), as well as a number of leading private universities and institutes, spread all throughout India.

Not only this some states have discontinued their state level engineering entrance exam and have fully opted for JEE Main 2017 for admission into state level engineering colleges, and these seven states are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana & Uttarakhand.

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Some important facts about Computer Based Exam of JEE Main 2017


Below given are some Important Points that every candidate appears in JEE Main 2017 Entrance Examination (Computer Based) should be aware of:

The Computer Based Test will be conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) so that the exam is conducted hassle free. Computer Based Test is the most secure test as it has very less human interference.

What will happen In case, of a technical problem while taking the exam?

Now being the appearing candidate, a question might arise as in what will happen if there arises a technical issue in the Computer? In case while taking the Computer Based Test any problem arises in the Computer there will be IT Professionals to help.

The conducting body has made sure that at every venue there is a buffer stock of computers available.  The candidate will be duly compensated for the time lost in case such problem arises. Moreover, each and every second is recorded by the server so candidates need not worry about it.

Do candidates need to have very good knowledge about Computers?

All the appearing candidates are required to know that how a computer mouse is operated and nothing more than that.

Is it possible to review the answers?

  • At any point of time during the computer-based exam, the candidates can review or
    re-answer any question.
  • There will be a panel on a Computer screen which will display all the questions in the different colour scheme to give the indication to the candidate that which all questions have not yet been answered and marked for review.
  • Most important feature of Computer based exam is that during the exam, at any point of time the candidates can change the option of the answer.
  • The candidates also have the option to mark any answer during the exam for review at the later stage.

One major advantage of Computer based test over pen & paper based test

The answers for pen & paper based tests (objective type) are marked on the OMR sheet which needs to be handled very carefully. In most of the cases the students have to mark the answers using a pen, and in such cases, the student does not have the flexibility to change the answers.

The advantage that the computer-based test has, in this case, is the flexibility to change the answer. If the candidate at any point while taking the JEE Main 2017 computer based test feels the need to change the answer, he/she can do it very easily. In pen & paper based test the candidate cannot change the answer and hence can lose on scoring more marks.

Will the candidates be provided with the Rough Sheets?

  • Candidates will be provided sheets/ papers for rough work and calculations.

Will I get the Question Paper?

Candidates will not be given any hard copy of question paper; rather the questions along with answer options will appear on the Computer Screen of the Computer allotted. But the question papers will be sent along with the options marked via mail on each and every candidate’s registered e-mail id after the exam schedule is over.

Don't be scared, Practice the JEE Main Mock Test Papers

Mock Test Papers are available on the official page of CBSE and JEE Main for the candidates appearing in JEE Main 2017  Candidates can download JEE Main Mock Test papers and practise them and make themselves ready for the upcoming JEE Main 2017 Computer Based Exam. In the case of any doubt, candidates can contact on the Helpline Number available on the JEE Main official website.

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