JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Exam - Overview


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JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Exam is conducted by CBSE for the admission in undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), participating State Government Institutions. JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 15 and 16 April 2018Candidate gets the flexibility in choosing the exam date of his/her choice as per his/her convenience. Pen and Paper based exam get conducted for both the papers. Although, the computer-based exam only conducted for Paper 1 i.e. for B.E and BTech only. This page has the details about the JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Exam.

The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per his/her choice of medium. In case, the question paper is in medium other than his/her choice, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.

Computer Based Exam might scare the candidates because the candidates have been accustomed to take the Pen and Paper Based Test throughout their school life. Moreover JEE Main is one of the most important exams for the candidates as it is taken 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.

However, there is nothing to afraid of the Computer Based Examination process. It is very simple to appear in the exam and it would not be wrong to say that it is convenient method than pen and paper-based exam. 



Some important facts about Computer Based Exam of JEE Main 2018

The Computer Based Test will be conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) so that the exam procedure is hassle-free. Computer Based Test is the most secure test as it has very less human interference. Below given are some Important Points that every candidate appears in JEE Main 2018 Entrance Examination (Computer Based) should be aware of -

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

Now being the appearing candidate, a question might arise as to what will happen if there arises a technical issue on 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 in 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.
  • A most important feature of the 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 2018 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 email 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 2018 Exam. Candidates can download JEE Main Mock Test papers and practise them and make themselves ready for the upcoming JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Exam. In the case of any doubt, candidates can contact on the Helpline Number available on the JEE Main official website.

  • NOTE - In the cities of Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar and Sharjah Paper – 1 will be conducted in both the modes, however, the candidates choosing the mode of Computer Based Examination for Paper-1 will appear for Examination only on 15 April 2018.

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