Quick Guide IIT JEE 2016 Exam – Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions that haunt the IIT aspirants. They want to know it all about the examination in order to be ready for it. With the JEE 2016 being just a few weeks ahead, the need to get the answers of certain questions has become all the more necessary. We have thus complied the answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about IIT JEE 2016 exam to clarify all your doubts and apprehensions about this competitive examination.

Q. In case an aspirant has passed in the 2014 examination and has given an improvement in 2015 and is again giving an improvement in 2016 then what is she/he required to write in the academic details section?

A. In this case, the candidate can key in the following details:
Year of passing 12th/qualifying examination: 2014
Appearing for improvement of class 12th/qualifying examination: Yes
Roll Number of 2014/15: Mention the Roll no. here
Percentage of the same year as the roll number provided: 2014/2015

Q. What is the criterion of applying the thumb impression in the application form for JEE Main 2016?

A. The left thumb impression is needed for the male candidates and for the female candidates the right thumb impression is needed. If by chance the candidate uses the wrong thumb on the application form then he needs to use the same on the attendance sheet during the examination.

Q. Will the form be rejected if the name and date are not written on the photograph?

A. It is mentioned that the candidates need to write their name and date on the photograph. However, in case you forget to label it then also your form would not be rejected nor would it be sent back to you for correction.

Q. Is it possible to change the preference for the mode of exam?

A. Yes, you can modify it. However, the change in the mode of examination can only be done from offline (paper-based mode) to online (computer-based) mode.

Q. What should be done if the transaction fails while making the fee payment?

A. If the status of the online payment is not given by the payment gateway in real time then that means the payment has been left incomplete. In case, the amount is debited from your bank account, the same shall be remitted back at the payment gateway. Just save the acknowledgement page and wait for the refund of the payment which should be done within 7-10 days time. In case of failed payment transaction, you need to make the payment again either via e-challan or online transaction. It is recommended to use internet explorer 6 or above for hassle-free transaction.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2016?

A. Although those of you planning to appear for it must be aware about the answer however just to update the others, under general category only those candidates who were born on or after the 1st of October 1991 are eligible for this. A relaxation of 5 years is given to those belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (Pwd) Category. Under these categories, those born on or after October 1, 1986 are eligible.

Besides the age criteria, the candidates who have cleared their grade 12th examination or equivalent qualifying examination in the year 2014 or 2015 or the ones who will be appearing for their grade 12th or other qualifying examination this year are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2016. Another condition is that the candidates should have studied a minimum of five subjects in grade 12th or qualifying examination.

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