JEE Online and JEE Offline: A Complete Overview
For admissions into variousÃ‚Â engineering institutes across the country, CBSE conducts the JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) every year in both online and offline modes. Many students getÃ‚Â confuse while choosing the mode of exam, thinking of the difficulty level ofÃ‚Â the paper, feasibility of the exam, time duration and several otherÃ‚Â aspects.Keeping these crucial factors in mind we have compiled a completeÃ‚Â report on the JEE Online and JEE Offline exams, which shall help the studentsÃ‚Â understand the advantages and disadvantages of online and offline exam.
JEE Main OfflineÃ‚Â Exam
The pen and paper based examÃ‚Â whereby the candidates shall be given the OMR sheets (Optical mark recognition)Ã‚Â which consists circles against the options given as answers to the questions.Ã‚Â Students need to fill these circles against the correct options which theyÃ‚Â think to be the right answers to the questions being asked.
A sample OMR sheet:
ProsÃ‚Â and Cons of pen and paper based mode of exam
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Indian students being familiar with the pen andÃ‚Â paper mode of exam since very beginning of their education, it is the best mode to choose.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The Pen and Paper modes can be applicable to anyÃ‚Â city and town of the country where internet canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be made available for the online mode.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Candidates appearing one of the crucial exam ofÃ‚Â their life, need not to worry about nay technical glitches that can occur inÃ‚Â the online mode.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â In certain questions such as diagrammaticÃ‚Â questions where measurements are required, it becomes difficult to solve on the computer screens.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â AÃ‚Â lengthy process of filling the OMR sheets as the students need to solve theÃ‚Â problem and then to fill the circles properly, as the circles not filledÃ‚Â properly shall be declared disqualified and the marks for that question ifÃ‚Â ever answered correctly shall not be given to the student.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â NotÃ‚Â only the answers but also several other areas in the OMR sheet are to beÃ‚Â filled carefully, any mishaps can result in the disqualification of theÃ‚Â entire exam and that would cost any student a whole year and a lot of mentalÃ‚Â pressure.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â OnceÃ‚Â marked it is very difficult to change the answer. You need erase the completeÃ‚Â circle made and then make another circle filled! This task consumes a lot ofÃ‚Â time and results in distraction as well.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â ByÃ‚Â looking at the OMR sheet, with a lot of circles and circles all over, it alsoÃ‚Â create a mental outbreak and students most of the time fill the wrong bubbleÃ‚Â for a particular question. For instance: the answer of Question 85 is sayÃ‚Â option B, and you filled the circle against question 84 as B. This can createÃ‚Â serious problem as the entire chain and the flow breaks.
Ã‚Â Correct way to fillÃ‚Â the OMR sheet
The CBT (Computer Based Test) orÃ‚Â the JEE Main Online exam is a computer based exam where every candidate shallÃ‚Â be given a computer and has to answer the questions appearing on the screenÃ‚Â simply by clicking the tick mark in front of the correct options that theÃ‚Â candidates feel for a particular question. There is also a question paletteÃ‚Â that includes the questions not answered or not attempted which gives you aÃ‚Â reminder of the question you might have ignored.
ProsÃ‚Â and Cons of Computer Based mode of exam
|Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Any questions can be answered at any point of timeÃ‚Â and there are no worries of marking the circles correctly as in the OMRÃ‚Â sheetsÃ‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Minimum time consumed in marking the right optionsÃ‚Â and most of the time student can focus on the questions and solving them Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Official mock test shall be made available by CBSEÃ‚Â for all the aspirants to get acquainted with the JEE computer based exam andÃ‚Â prepare accordingly. Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Mental pressure in the online mode is a bit low asÃ‚Â compared to the offline mode due to the crowd and noise created. Where in theÃ‚Â CBT, the AC rooms are more peaceful and easy to work at. Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The online mode gives the feasibility to theÃ‚Â students to choose the date and shift of the exam according to their choices.||
Ã‚Â· Ã‚Â Ã‚Â LackÃ‚Â of Confidence: Students mostly tend to feel a lack of confidence whileÃ‚Â appearing the online exam, as reported by many students. They also answerÃ‚Â wrongly to the question of which the answers are known to them, just becauseÃ‚Â of the nervousness and lack of confidence. But it is not applicable to everyÃ‚Â candidates as everyone is not equal with the mind set and level of maturity.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â ConcentratingÃ‚Â on the Computer screen for more than 3 hours is stressful and this can resultÃ‚Â in copying the wrong figures.
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â SomeÃ‚Â students complain of noting wrong figures from the computer to the rough sheetsÃ‚Â given for solving certain problems basically in physics and mathematics, butÃ‚Â it can be the same while answering with the paper based mode. But yes theÃ‚Â chances of making such errors in CBT are little high as per the students whoÃ‚Â appeared the online exam.
SomeÃ‚Â FAQs on Our Blogs and answers to them by our experts, related to the topic,Ã‚Â whether to choose Online and Offline mode of exam for JEE 2015
Is the Level of difficulty inÃ‚Â both these modes is different?
No, never. It is always the same.There is no difference in the level of difficulty in both these modes.
Is the question paper availableÃ‚Â for the online exam after finishing the exam?
Yes, the CBSE shall mail you theÃ‚Â questions and the answers of the online exam on the mail ID registered duringÃ‚Â the filling of the application forms.
What are the chances of scoringÃ‚Â high in online or offline mode?
It purely depends on theÃ‚Â candidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s knowledge and patience during the exam, else the difficulty levelÃ‚Â remains the same and there is no chance of scoring high or less based on theÃ‚Â modes of appearing the exam
What shall be the case if theÃ‚Â power cut takes place while appearing the online exam?
The time is being recorded forÃ‚Â the candidates appearing the online exam, in case the power cut takes placeÃ‚Â there are always the backups available in form of UPS, and the time being consumed in restarting the exam,the time lapse is also being awarded to theÃ‚Â candidate and he can resume from the time he/she left the exam.