JEE Mains 2015, written exams are scheduled to be held in April. It is interesting to note that approximately 50,000 less students have registered to appear for it compared to last year.
A total of 13.03 lakh candidates have registered for the exam. According to CBSE, New Delhi, the conducting body of JEE Mains, the drop in candidates by is not going to make any difference.
Though the total number of candidates has fallen this year, the number of candidates that have applied for computer-based test have risen. In 2014, 1.71 lakh candidates registered for the online exam whereas this year, 1.86 lakh candidates will sit for the online exam. The pen and paper exams will be conducted on March 4th while the online exams will be held six days later on April 10th and 11th. the format of the exams is such that for every right answer, a student is scored 4 marks and for one wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.
The Joint Engineering Exams (JEE) Mains is conducted for admissions to centrally funded engineering institutions like National Institute of Technology (NIT) and others. It is also the first test for IIT admissions.