April 8, 2013, 12:00 am
Lakhs of students appeared for the first-ever Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) Main offline test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday.
The examinations were spread over 43 centres in the capital city.
The directive by the CBSE to candidates to carry with them a copy of either the Plus Two mark list or the admit card for the Plus Two examinations led to anxious moments for many candidates who failed to bring these documents with them to the JEE centres.
The online and computer-based JEE Mains 2013 will be held on April 9, 22, 23 and 25 across 26 cities the country and Colombo, Kathmandu and Singapore. In Bangalore, the online JEE Main will be held on April 9.
Paper-I of JEE Main has three sections — chemistry, mathematics and physics — with 30 questions in each section.
Clearing JEE Main would ensure admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other centrally-funded technical institutions. Institutions funded by participating state governments and several other institutions shall include the performance in the JEE Main while giving admission.