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The JEE-Main, formerly is an examination organised by THE CBSE in India.This national level competitive test is for admission to various UG engineering courses in institutes accepting the JEE score, mainly 31 NITs and 20 IIITs.
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The examination, originally called sometimes AIEEE, was renamed as Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in April 2013. The AIEEE was generally held on the last Sunday of April and results were announced in the last week of May or the first week of June. Post the rename, the exam is held in the first week of April. Candidates are ranked on an all-India basis and on state basis. Thus, they get an All India Rank (AIR) and a State Rank (SR).

Joint Entrance Examination (Main)
Acronym JEE Main
Type Pen and paper based and Computer based (choice of candidate)
Developer / administrator Central Board of Secondary Education
Knowledge / skills tested PhysicsChemistry and Mathematics in paper 1 and MathematicsDrawing and Aptitude in Paper 2
Purpose Admission to undergraduate Engineering and architecture courses in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and other colleges. Also serves as a prelim selection for JEE Advanced
Year started 2002
Duration 3 hours for each paper
Score / grade range -90 to +360 in Paper 1
Offered Once a year
Restrictions on attempts Can only be given in 3 consecutive years.
Countries / regions India
Languages English and Hindi
As per 2017 information bulletin[

The examination consists of only two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./BTech courses and Paper 2 for BArch courses. A candidate can opt for any or both the papers. Candidates attempting Paper 1 can select one of the two modes of writing the test. 1) Pen & paper 2) Online. Paper 1 has three subject sections: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Each one of the 3 subject sections consists of 30 questions each with equal weightage for every question. All questions consists of multiple choice objective-type questions each of which has four choices. Out of the four choices for a given question, only one choice is correct. Every correct answer will receive 4 marks each and every incorrectly attempted question will receive a negative marking of -1 mark. There is no negative marking applied if the question is left unanswered. Paper 2 has three sections: Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude. Mathematics, and Aptitude sections have multiple choice objective-type questions and the Drawing section has drawing-based questions. The duration of each paper is three hours. Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, logarithmic tables or electronic devices into the examination hall. The number of questions and their maximum marks have been variable through the years. The questions are based on a syllabus that is common to syllabi of all the state boards in India and the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi language. For admission to BTech or B.E. courses in the participating institutes the candidate is required to take the Paper 1; for admission to BArch or B. Planning courses the candidate is required to take Paper 2. The examination was conducted in offline pen and paper mode till 2010. In 2011, as per the orders of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, CBSE conducted Paper 1 in Computer-Based-Test mode for the first one lakh candidates who opted for the same, while the remaining students took the examination in the conventional pen and paper mode. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at the examination is limited to three in consecutive years.

In 2010 the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced plans to replace JEE by 2013 with a common entrance test for all government engineering colleges which will be called ISEET. Accordingly MHRD proposes to set up National Testing Service , which will be an autonomous and self sustained agency to conduct this new common entrance test.

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