Brief & Useful Information About JEE (Advanced) 2018 Computer Based Test (CBT)

The JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination will be conducted only in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Every candidate will be allotted a computer terminal (node) at the test centre. The welcome login screen for the CBT will display photograph of the candidate allotted the particular computer. For login, the candidate will have to enter his/her JEE (Advanced) 2018 roll number as login-id and enter his/her date of birth as password (e.g. if the candidate’s date of birth is April 8, 1999, the password he/she need to enter would be 08041999 (ddmmyyyy format)).

After login, the candidate would be able to see the detailed instructions for the examination. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions very carefully regarding the type of questions and marking scheme. At the designated time of start of the examination, the candidates will be able proceed and see the questions on the computer screen. Candidates will have the option to choose (and also switch/toggle between) his/her preferred language (English or Hindi) during the entire period of the examination.

The keyboard attached to the computer, if any, will be disabled during the entire duration of the examination. Depending on the type of question, the answers to questions can either be entered by clicking on the virtual on-screen keyboard (numeric or otherwise) using the computer mouse or by clicking the chosen option(s) using the computer mouse. Candidates will have the option to change/modify answers already entered anytime during the entire duration of the examination.

General Instructions for CBT

  1. Total duration of each paper of JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination is of 3 hours (180 minutes) duration.
  2. The on-screen computer clock counter of every candidate will be set at the server. The countdown timer in the top right side of computer screen will display the time remaining (in minutes) available for the candidate to complete the examination. When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. Candidate will not be required to end or submit the examination.
  3. The Question Palette displayed on the right side of screen will show the status of each question using one of the following symbols:
  4. Candidate can click on the “>” arrow which appears to the left of question palette to collapse the question palette thereby maximizing the question viewing window. To view the question palette again, candidate can click on “<” which appears on the right side of question window.
  5. Candidate can change the preferred language (English or Hindi) for displaying the questions, anytime during the duration of the examination, by clicking on the dropdown menu in “View In” icon provided on the right side of the screen.
  6. Candidate can click on to navigate to the bottom and to navigate to the top of the question area, without scrolling. Using the computer mouse the candidate can scroll up and down the question viewing area for viewing the entire question.
  7. Candidate can click on to navigate to the bottom and  to navigate to the top of the question area, without scrolling. Using the computer mouse the candidate can scroll up and down the question viewing area for viewing the entire question.
  8. Candidate can click on to navigate  to the bottom and  to navigate to the top of the question area, without scrolling. Using the computer mouse the candidate can scroll up and down the question viewing area for viewing the entire question.
  9. The full paper can be viewed by clicking the “Question Paper” iconon the top right corner of the screen.Scribble Pads for doing rough work/calculations will be provided to the candidates. The Scribble Pads would have a Header page for the candidates to write down his/her Name and Registration Number..Candidates MUST submit his/her signed Scribble Pads at the end of each paper of the examination given to him/her at the start of the paper.

Navigating to a Question 

To navigate between sections of the question paper, candidate needs to click on the preferred section from all the displayed sections To navigate between questions within a section, candidate needs to do the following

Click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does NOT save the answer to the currently displayed question.

Click on “Save & Next” to save the answer of any question.Clicking on “Save & Next” will save the answer for the current question and the next question will be displayed on the candidate’s computer screen.

 Click on “Mark for Review & Next” to mark a question for review (without answering it) and proceed to the next question.

 Answering a Question:

1. Procedure for answering a multiple choice type question:

♦ To deselect the chosen answer, click on the button of the chosen option again or click on the “Clear Response”

♦ To save the answer, the candidate MUST click on the “Save & Next” button.

♦ To mark the question for review (without answering it), click on the“Mark for Review & Next” button.

2. Procedure for answering questions that require inputs from on-screen virtual keyboard (numeric or otherwise):

♦ Candidate will have to use the on-screen virtual keyboard (that would be displayed just below the question statement of these type of questions) and the attached computer mouse to enter his/her answer in the space provided for answer.

♦ The answer can be changed, if required, anytime during the test. To save the answer, the candidate MUST click on the “Save & Next” button.

♦ To mark the question for review (without answering it), click on the“Mark for Review & Next” button.

Candidate will have the option to change previously saved answer of any question, anytime during the entire duration of the test. To change the answer to a question that has already been answered, first select the corresponding question from the Question Palette, then click on “Clear Response” to clear the previously entered answer and subsequently follow the procedure for answering that type of question.

Navigating through sections

♦ Sections in the question paper are displayed on the top bar of the screen.Questions in a section can be viewed by clicking on the section name. The section in which candidate is currently viewing will be highlighted.

♦ After clicking the “Save & Next” button on the last question for a section,candidate will automatically be taken to the first question of the next section.

♦ Candidate can shuffle between sections and questions within sections anytime during the examination as per the convenience only during the time stipulated.

♦ Candidate can view the corresponding section summary as part of the legend that appears in every section above the question palette.

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