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We have already specified How to Fill the JEE Main 2014 Application Form on our website. The First day of JEE Main 2014 Application Form availability has seen a huge number of calls to the Careers360 office. Anxious parents, students have been ringing with a lot of doubts regarding the various sections of the JEE Main 2014 Application Form. We at Careers360 have put some of these doubts together so that parents and students can check and ensure that the Application Form of JEE Main 2014 is submitted in the right manner.

For any doubts and queries, Call the JEE Main 2014 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360


A word of caution: Please do not hurry with the filling up of the JEE Main 2014 Application Form. It is available from November 15 to December 26, 2013. So there is plenty of time. Make the requiste arrangements for the photo, signature and left thumb impression and other needed details before applying.



View the Step by Step Guide to Fill in the JEE Main 2014 Online Application Form below:

What to choose- JEE Main offline or online exam  ? Click here to watch a video that helps you decide..

1. Rectification of Mistakes made during the Application:

  • For candidates who have already applied and have found some mistakes must wait till January 2014 when the board will announce rectification of JEE Main 2014 Applications.

  • As in 2013, candidates will be allowed to edit any mistakes in their particulars/ details only.

  • Change of Exam City, Paper Mode (CBT to Pen Paper or vice versa) will not be allowed.

2. Exam Centres: Many students have been confused about the choosing of JEE Main 2014 Offline and Online exam centres. We clarify the criteria for choosing them:

Candidates who wish to appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 have to keep the following in mind:

  • Candidates can appear for both the papers on the same day ONLY if they wish to give them both in the Offline mode as the offline exam will be held on April 6, 2014 while the CBT will be held on April 9, 11, 12 or 19, 2014.

  • Candidates who wish to appear for the Computer based exam for Paper 1 will have to write the two exams on different days only. The choice of JEE Main 2014 Exam Centres for candidates who are appearing for both the papers 1 & 2 is restricted to such exam centres which have both offline and online facility.

  • Candidates have to appear for the both the papers in the same centre only for JEE Main 2014 Paper 1 and 2.

Things to keep in mind while choosing the JEE Main 2014 Exam Centres:

  • Choose such Exam Centres, that are easily accesible and convenient than the others.

  • Please check the Exam Centre a day before the exam to avoid being late or getting lost with directions.

Important: Candidates must make sure that they book their Online Exam Slot and Date after payment of the fees. The last date for doing so is December 26, 2013 after which candidates who do not book will be allotted random centres at random slots picked by the system.

3. State Eligibility: Candidates State of Eligibility is on the basis of the state in which Class XII or equivalent is studied in.

For eg a student resided in Delhi but studies in a Gurgaon school part of NCR, the State code for that particular region would apply for eg Noida will come under the State Eligibility Code for UP. Similarly the state code for Gurgaon will be the code for Haryana.

For Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the Passport of the candidate.

Indian Candidates from Nepal/Bhutan: can appear for JEE Main 2014 and their state code will be 99

4. Roll No/Percentage of Marks of Qualifying Examination
: Candidates who are appearing in for their Class XII or equivalent in 2014 need not worry about the Roll No and Marks as the option will not be available for them and they cannot enter anything in there for these sections.

5. Improvement:

a. In case a candidate applies for improvement and is unable to appear for the exam due to unavoidable reasons or so, the marks of the last qualifying exam marks will be taken. The purpose of improvement is to ensure a better score for normalization.


Candidates who are appearing in the improvement examination to improve their qualifying examination marks will get ONLY ONE CHANCE to inform JEE Main Office as to which year qualifying examination marks to be considered for the purpose of declaration of final merit.

For this candidates have to keep checking the website for the notification about this. It will be announced in May 2014 after the declaration of the JEE Main 2014 scores.

b. Candidates who wish to appear for improvement should appear for all five subjects and NOT in one or two. This is compulsory.

c. For candidates who have passed in one board and have given the improvement in another board or State, the marks of the first exam will be considered for JEE Main 2014.

Note: As per the new notification, candidates who have passed their Class XII in 2012 or 2013 with four subjects are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2014.

6. Eligibility

For ICSC Students:

  • It is mandatory that students must have appeared and passed in five subjects to be eligible to appear for JEE Main 2014 (Language, Physics, Mathematics, Any one of these (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject and any other subject

  • Candidates who have appeared in four subjects only are not eligible.

Diploma Holders
from any state are NOT eligible to attempt the JEE Main 2014.

  • Diploma Holders from Maharashtra are not eligible for JEE Main 2014 and will have to check the lateral entry that will be announced by the Directorate.

  • Diploma Holders from Odisha will have to appear for the OJEE 2014 for lateral entry admissions to the second year of the engineering degree courses in the state.

  • Diploma Holders from Nagaland are also not eligible for JEE Main 2014.

For students of Maharashtra, Odisha and Nagaland
, the eligibility criteria will be as per their past practice only that were enforced for the state entrance examinations is he earlier years
Note: We will be shortly providing candidates with these details too

Candidates who have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent in 2011 when they could not pass but have passed in 2012 are not eligible.

Candidates who have passed in 2011 but have given improvement in 2012 are not eligible

7. School Board of Class 12th/Qualifying Exam :
The list specifies the state. Candidates should choose their state.

Code of the Qualifying Examination passed/appearing which displays the list based on the School Board of Class 12th/Qualifying Exam  is simple. Candidates should not confuse themselves in this. The option has to be chosen as follows:

All candidates will be given options as per their state for eg,

  • Candidates who have studied the 10+2 from any state Board eg Haryana, UP, Bihar or AP etc will have to choose the optionIntermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

  • If they have studied in the NDA , they will have to choose Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy

  • If they have studied any other Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
    Candidates may check the list of exams that come under the  Association of Indian Universities (AIU) by
    Clicking here

  •  H.S.C. vocational examination conducted by the respective state board if applicable [valid Only for Admission to IITs]

Some Additional Doubts in JEE Main 2014 Application Form:

Name and date in photo
. It is compulsory to have the date and name of the candidate in the photograph and the photograph size of. 3.5*4.5 cms is inclusive of this.

Editing of Particulars
: Candidates cannot edit any information after the payment of the JEE Main 2014 application Fees is done online or if the E-Challan is downloaded. It has been covered in detail at the starting of this page.

Candidates paying through E-Challan:

  • They have to download and print it.

  • They must pay the JEE Main 2014 application Fees in cash at any branch of Canara bank or Syndicate Bank or ICICI Bank.

  • They can print their acknowledgement /confirmation page only when the bank confirms their payment to CBSE.

  • They need not do anything till then but must check after a minimum of 3 days and print their confirmation page when it is confirmed for their reference.

Test booklet in Offline mode
: Candidates will be allowed to carry the test booklet after the examination is over in case of offline exam.


**We shall be updating this page with answers to more doubts and queries as and when asked by the students and parents. Keep visiting this page for all the answers to the various doubts while filling the JEE Main 2014 Online Application form.


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