How to challenge JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key
Nancy Johri, 18 Apr 2016, #JEE Main
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CBSE, the exam conducting body of JEE Main 2016 has officially validated that as many as two questions in Pen & Paper based exam of Paper 1 held on April 3 had multiple correct answers. JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key, released on April 18, has revealed the presence of two discrepant questions in Physics section of the offline paper. If you are doubtful that there can be more wrong questions in the JEE Main 2016 offline exam, which was also indicated by many coaching experts, you can challenge the official Answer Key released by CBSE. If you are not satisfied with any of the responses captured in the official answer key, then you can challenge it between April 18 and 22 (up to 5 PM). This article by Careers360 brings to you step by step procedure on how to challenge JEE Main 2016 Answer Key. 

 

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After JEE Main paper concluded on April 3, experts from leading coaching institutes raised doubts over multiple questions in paper 1 and suggested discrepancies in questions or answer options in seven questions (of code E). According to them, the question paper of JEE Main 2016 reflected many questions where either the answer options given in the test booklet were not correct or the questions itself were incorrect.

Candidates, who wish to challenge the answer key released by CBSE, must fill online application along with the requisite fee. Candidates can check complete procedure for challenging the JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key below.

 

How to challenge JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key?

  • CBSE has displayed the JEE Main 2016 Answer Keys. The timeline for challenging the answer key is from April 18 to 22.

  • Candidates, who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge it by filling online application form. The fee for challenging is Rs.1000 per question.

  • The challenge for answer key of JEE Main 2016 will be accepted online only on or before April 22 (till 5 pm).

  • Candidates can pay the fee via credit/debit card or e-challan. The fee once paid is non-refundable.

Click here to challenge JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key now.

Note: The decision of JAB / CBSE on the challenges will be final and no further communication will be entertained.

 

Candidates can challenge the answer key by entering following details and submitting them before the last date, April 22-

  • Book number

  • Question number

  • Answer

  • Claimed answer

Important: Candidates not satisfied with any of the answer printed in the question paper should enter - in the claimed answer column.

Which questions are in doubt?

Careers360 presents here the erroneous questions that were highlighted by various engineering coaching institutes. Some of the coaching experts doubted that the JEE Main paper carried as many as seven wrong questions in set E. A detailed analysis of the erroneous questions accepted by CBSE and coaching institutes is below:

JEE Main 2016 Official Answer Key

Set

Question Number

Correct Options

E

2 and 30

2 and 4

F

84 and 89

1 and 3

G

35 and 41

1 and 3

H

2 and 5

2 and 4

 

 

JEE Main 2016 Answer Key released by coaching institutes (Set E)

S.No.

 Coaching Institutes

Question No. 2

Question No. 30

Question No. 31

Question No. 36

Question No. 55

Question No. 63

Question No. 67

1

Rao IIT Academy

2 correct answers 
(Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2

3

2

1

4

2

Plancess

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2

3

2

1

4

3

Resonance

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

Either option 2 is correct or the question is wrong

Either option 3 is correct or the question is wrong

Either option 2 is correct or the question is wrong

1

4

4

Aakash Institute

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2

3

2

1

Question is wrong

5

Brilliant Study Centre

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2

2

3

2

1

4

6

FIITJEE

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

Either none of the option is correct or the question is wrong

3

2

1

4

7

TIME

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2

2

3

2

1

4

8

Allen

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

Either option 2 is correct or the question is wrong

3

2

1

Either option 4 is correct or the question is wrong

9

Career Point

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

Question is wrong

3

2

1

Question is wrong

10

Motion IIT JEE

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

2 correct answers (Correct options: 2, 4)

Either option 2 is correct or the question is wrong

3

2

Either option 1 is correct or the question is wrong

Either option 4 is correct or the question is wrong

As of now, CBSE has accepted discrepancy in only two questions that were asked in offline exam from the Physics section. These questions were-


Snap Shot of Question Number 2 (Physics part):

According to the exam conducting body, the online exam did not carry any discrepant question.

Snap shot Question Number of 30 (Physics part):

JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern:

Sections

Total number of questions

Marks per question

Total marks

Physics

30

4

120

Chemistry

30

4

120

Mathematics

30

4

120

Total

90

 

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In 2015 also, CBSE admitted to have few wrong questions in JEE Main P&P and CBT. Subsequently, the exam authority announced 12 bonus marks for three wrong questions in online paper and four bonus marks for one wrong question in the offline paper.

This year, as many as 12,07,257 candidates appeared for this coveted engineering exam. The score of JEE Main 2016 is scheduled to be declared on April 27. Rank List of JEE Main, which is prepared after finding a composite score of JEE Main scores and Normalized Marks of Class XII in the ratio of 60:40, will be declared on or before June 30.

 

Based on their AIRs, candidates will get admission in various top engineering institutes including NITs/IIITs/GFTIs. JEE Main 2016 is also the screening test for JEE Advanced 2016, scheduled on May 22, which offers admissions to India’s top most engineering institutes- IITs. From this year onwards, the top 2 lakh candidates will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced, which is the next stage of IIT entrance exam process. Earlier, the number was 1.5 lakh.

 

Stay tuned to engineering.careers360 for more news and updates on JEE Main 2016.

 

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