JEE Main 2017 official answer key will be released by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) tomorrow, ie: April 18, 2017. As per CBSE officials, the answer key of JEE Main 2017 will be released from April 18 to 22, 2017. Candidates, who had appeared for JEE Main 2017 offline and online exam on April 2, 8 and 9 will be able to get access to the answer key of the national level engineering entrance test from tomorrow onwards. By checking the answer key of JEE Main 2017, the test takers can compare their answers they have marked in the question paper. Thus, it will help them to predict their score in the entrance test. The scanned images of OMR answer sheets of the candidates with their recorded responses and answer keys will be uploaded on the official website for all candidates who had appeared in the offline test (Paper- I) held on April 2. Such candidates are allowed to challenge the recorded responses if these differ from the ones they had marked on the OMR sheet.
The challenges by the candidates pertaining to recorded responses of OMR answer sheets and official answer keys of JEE Main 2017 will be accepted online only till April 22, (upto 11.59 pm). No challenges submitted through post or in person will be accepted. In order to challenge a question, the candidates have to pay Rs. 1000 per recorded response/per question which can be paid through Credit/Debit Card, Paytm & SBI Buddy by April 22, 2017 (upto 11.59 pm).
If the challenge is accepted by the Board i.e. if the recorded response is not the same as marked by the candidate on OMR sheet, the correction will be done and the fee will be refunded. In case, any registered candidate does not submit the challenge by the prescribed date and time, it will be presumed that his/her recorded response is the same as marked on OMR sheet.
The CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained in this regard. Similarly, if the challenge of answer key is accepted by the Board i.e. if any mistake is identified by the subject experts in JEE Main 2017 answer key, a decision will be taken on this and notified and the fee shall be refunded.
The question paper and marked responses in respect of candidates, who have appeared in online mode of JEE Main 2017 have already been sent on their registered mail IDs so no challenge of recorded response will be accepted from such candidates.
However, these candidates may also challenge answer keys as per the procedure for offline exam, but before submitting challenge, they have to verify the sequence of questions and answer options of their question paper (sent to them through email) with the question paper available on the website.
As per CBSE officials, as many as 11,98,989 students had registered for JEE Main 2017 this year. Out of the 11,98,989 registered candidates, 8,62,526 were male candidates, while 3,36,460 female and 3 are transgenders. This means that around 72% male candidates had taken JEE Main 2017, while the female test takers are over 27%.
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