CBSE is conducting the nation's Engineering entrance examination JEE in a bigger way.
JEE examination is conducted for admissions to the Engineering / Technology / Architecture programmes across the country.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, is set to conduct all India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2014 on 6th April.
CBSE is offering 235 centres for Computer Based (Online) examination across the country. Around 5 lakh students appearing for CB examination in four days.
In 2011, CBSE introduced Computer Based (Online) examination, with over 1.25 lakh candidates registered for the examination.
In 2012, more than 1.75 lakh candidates registered for the examination.
This year CBSE is expecting 14 lakh candidates to register for JEE Main 2014 examination in both online and offline.
According to chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi said "There are around 600 cities / towns in the country. Since the offline exam is offered in just 85 locations, candidates need to travel long distance. In order to ensure that majority of the aspirants don't have to travel long distance, specially for female candidates it becomes a problem as they have to look for accommodation and security is also a concern, the Board is offering the option of taking the exam online exam in as many as 235 cities / towns of the country. This is apart from the 85 cities/ towns which will have centres for offline (pen-paper) mode of the exam."
Mainly JEE Main 2014 scores will be used for admission to Engineering / Technology / Architecture courses in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Central Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and some state funded technical institutions across the country.