BOTH question papers (paper 1 and paper 2) will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Language: The questions papers will be either in English or in Hindi. The aspirants have to specify the language of the question paper at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced 2016. Change of language will not be entertained after the registration is completed.
- Pattern of the paper: BOTH papers will have objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions for which the answers need to be marks on an ORS (Optical Response Sheet). The questions are designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of aspirants. The pattern of the papers, marking pattern and the total marks are NOT revealed. But one can be sure that in some sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks. So it is essential to read through the instructions thoroughly.
- Syllabus: There is a prescribed syllabus for the three subjects. You can refer to the syllabus by clicking on this link.
Optical Response Sheet (ORS): For each question paper the candidates mark their answers by darkening the bubble(s) against correct answer(s) using black ball point pen only. The ORS will have 2-sheets (of carbonless paper) - the upper sheet is specially designed machine readable sheet of paper on which the candidates mark their responses and the lower sheet will be handed to the aspirants by the invigilator(s) at the end of the examination. It is important that the aspirants make their marking on the top sheet of the ORS so as to create a readable impression on the lower sheet. Students should take care NOT to disturb the alignment of the two sheets of the ORS at any point of time. A demonstrative video to show the correct way of handling and marking in an ORS has been uploaded on the JEE (Advanced) 2016 website home page. You can access the same by clicking here.
Services of a Scribe: The services of a Scribe are available to aspirants who are visually impaired, dyslexic, have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers and will not be able to mark on the ORS. For this, the candidate must submit a separate request letter (as per format given here) to the Chairman of respective Zonal IIT while registering for JEE (Advanced) - 2016 along with a copy of the PD certificate obtained from the district medical board (as per format given here). One hour extra time will be allowed to such candidates.
Zonal IITs will make arrangements, through the Presiding Officer (PO) of the Examination Center, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes. The candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, 21 May 2016, in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator.
If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be cancelled.