The section Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is designed to resolve the general query of information seekers. This column provides general information that everyone expects regarding Medical Entrance (PMT), Engineering Entrance (IIT-JEE) and Foundation Level Entrance Exams like NTSE, KVPY and NSO etc. Aiming to serve customized information, three separate sections have been created i.e. Medical, Engineering & Foundations.
Q. What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?
Ans. For the current year, the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE for 15% all India seats has been changed to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered in various decisions on NEET.
Q. What is NEET-I?
Ans. Earlier the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) is now known as NEET-I.
Q. What is NEET-II?
Ans. This is the second phase of NEET only for the current year to give the opportunity to the candidates to appear in NEET as stated in the judgment delivered by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on NEET.
Q. Through NEET against which seats the admissions will be made?
Ans. NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (NEET)-2016 is applicable for admissions to the following:
I. All India Quota Seats.
II. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts.
III. Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
Q. Is there any change in the pattern and syllabus of AIPMT and NEET?
Ans. NO. There is no change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET.
Q. What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in (NEET-II) 2016 for 15% all-India quota seats?
Ans. (i) A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an Indian National.
(ii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between
(a) 01/01/87 to 01/01/2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category)
(b) 01/01/92 to 01/012000 (Other Category)
Q. What is the eligibility for seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions and AFMC?
Ans. Candidate who has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an Indian National. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) may also appear in AIPMT for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the University/Institution concerned. The OCI candidates may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions before applying for (NEET-II) 2016.
The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules and regulations.
Q. Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats?
Ans. Yes, in case the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect. Format is at Appendix-III of Information Bulletin.
Q. Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for NEET?
Ans. Yes, candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks opting for subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognised Board/University can appear in the NEET subject to fulfilling other conditions.
Q. If a student studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board from KSA/Abroad and class XII from CBSE School in India; will he/she be eligible to appear in NEET?
Ans. Yes. All Indian Nationals are eligible to appear in the NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats.
Q. Will the forms be available online? Or can it be purchased from any bank or institution?
Ans. The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging into website www.aipmt.nic.in. No. Forms cannot be purchased from any bank or institution.
Q. For how many attempts/numbers a student can appear for NEET?
Ans. There is no limit of attempts.
Q. Can one send confirmation page of online application through courier?
Ans. No. Form is not required to be sent to CBSE. The procedure for submission of NEET application form is absolutely online.
Q. What do you mean by All-India Quota Seats?
Ans. Seats available within 15% merit positions in Government Medical Colleges filled through the counselling conducted by DGHS is known as All India Quota Seats.
Q. Will any candidate be able to leave early if he/she finishes the test before the time allocated?
Ans. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the test concludes.
Q. Can one see images of OMR sheets and responses on website?
Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.aipmt.nic.in. For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with website.
Q. Is there any provision for re-checking of answer sheet?
Q. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?
Ans. Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/per response challenged. Also, Rs.1000/per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.
Q. What is the Entry time at the Examination Hall?
Ans. Entry will be allowed from 7.30 A.M. However, no one is allowed to enter in the centre after 9.30 A.M.
Q. What are foundation courses and its advantages?
Ans. Foundation Courses at it stands, is designed to build the academic foundation of the students so that they might be able to excel in any field they choose. These courses have been meticulously designed after extensive research as how to orient the students scientifically to attune them with the latest trends of competitive exams, because success in these examinations is not only the ball game of hard work but also the outcome of planned, strategic and SMART WORK. And how to ‘Work Smart’ comes through focused mentoring only – this is what OASIS is doing at its aegis.
Q. Is school syllabus insufficient for exams like NSO, NTSE and KVPY?
Ans. Not absolutely. School syllabus provides the basic understanding of the respective traditional subjects. But these are insufficient to qualify the foundation level exams like NSO, KVPY and NTSE. In fact, these exams demand a lot more from the candidate to know like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Studies. Besides School Syllabus, extra coaching and guidance is required to book the berth in these exams.
Q. How many such exams like NTSE are there?
Ans. This apart, a many exams are there like KVPY – The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY). This exam searches for the scientific temper among young students. Similarly Mathematics and Science Olympiads are designed to assess student’s performance in Mathematics and Science at an all India level. The Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTS) is conducted separately in each state (Union Territories) too of India by the respective state education departments only through schools, not individually. These exams are symbolic of merit and achievement. Every student must try to compete this.
Q. Do you provide scholarship for the Foundation Level Programmes?
Ans. Yes. OASIS always awards competent students in terms of scholarships. There is test like OASIS Merit Marathon (OMM) which is organised annually and based on performance scholarship ranging from 35% to 100% is provided. Besides, OASIS-Scholastic Aptitude Test (O-SAT) for admission in the foundation programs is also organised. Based on the performance in this test, students are offered scholarships. The percentage of fee waiver may vary from 35% to 80% as per the marks secured in this test. We are all set to co-operate the students holistically from our aegis.
Q. How many students are there in each class?
Ans. We have a maximum strength of 35 students in each class. Small Batches ensure greater attention to every student, which brings great difference in performance. A teacher can give more time to each student individually thereby clarifying his/her doubts properly. This way students get proper guidance destined to success.
Q. How can a student participate in Olympiads?
Ans. Olympiads are organised at two levels:
Level-1: This is a Science Olympiad and Mathematics Olympiad organized by the SOF in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
Level-2: This is conducted across India and abroad and is organised in over 120 centres.
The centres of exams are the Kendriya Vidyalayas and the exams are conducted in the month of February.
The top 500 students along with School Topper and award winners of Level-1 qualify for Level-2 Exams. Students from classes 1st to 12th are eligible for this exam. Registration forms are made available at schools and a nominal participation fee is charged from each student.
Q. Is there any guarantee that a student will qualify in NTSE and other such exams after taking coaching from OASIS?
Ans. Success in any examination is directly associated with grit, determination and hard work that a student puts into his/her preparation. We at OASIS can only show the right path and provide the necessary guidance to a student. OASIS believes that the credit of success in an examination largely goes to the student while mentors also play pivotal role. We encourage the students to work hard.
Engineering JEE (Main & Advanced)
Q1. If a candidate has passed XII School Board Exam in 2015 and appeared for improvement in 2016, what will he/she fill in the academic details section?
Ans. Firstly, such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2015 or 2016 is better, and accordingly, they have to select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of application form of JEE (Main) – 2016. Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2015 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2016 may fill the form in either of the following methods:
(a) Select the year of passing class 12th in 2015 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form, select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination.
(b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2016 and fill the remaining form correctly.
After the declaration of improvement examination result, there will be option on the website to provide the correct roll number of class 12th in which candidate’s result is better.
Q. Which thumb impression should be used while filling JEE-Main 2016 form? What if a candidate has no thumb?
Ans. As per Information Bulletin, the scanned image of left hand thumb impression (right hand thumb in case the candidate do not have left hand thumb or any finger if both thumbs are not there) is to be uploaded during online submission of application form of JEE. However, if a candidate has uploaded right hand thumb impression (by mistake), he/she need not worry because the form will not be cancelled because of this mistake and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) as usual.
Q. How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?
Ans. Such candidates should enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.
Q. In case a student fails to book his session for online examination after paying the fees, how will he know about the date and session of the examination?
Ans. If a candidate is not selected, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same. Details of session and slot will be given on the admit card which can be downloaded from 2nd week of March, 2017.
Q. What is Computer Based Examination (Online Mode)?
Ans. Computer Based Exam is conducted using the Local Area Network (LAN) to make it safe, secure and un-interrupted. The candidates are allotted PCs for the Test at the specified time.
Q. What are the advantages in opting for Computer Based Examination?
Ans. The candidate gets the following advantages by opting Computer Based Examination (CBE).
o The candidate can review or re-answer any question at any point of time during the examination.
o The candidate can change the option of the answer during the exam, which is one of the most important features of computer based examination.
o The candidate has the option to mark any answer for review at later stage during the examination.
o There will be a panel on computer screen showing all the questions in different colour scheme which will indicate the answered as well as the unanswered questions.
o Candidate gets the flexibility of choosing the exam date of his/her choice as per his/her convenience.
o It will make Candidate feel confident on use of Information technology.
o The candidate can also save some amount as Exam fees by opting this mode.
Q. What will be the medium of Computer Based Examination?
Ans. 1. English and Hindi Medium – for all Examination Centre.
2. If examination centre cities are in Gujarat, Daman & Diu; Dadra & Nagar Haveli then English, Hindi and Gujarati medium as per choice.
3. One privilege – the candidate can also switch medium as many times as he/she wants during the examination.
Q. What will happen in case there is some problem in computer during the examination?
Ans. No need to worry as there will be enough buffer computers available at the examination centres to resolve such problems and the time lost in change of system will be duly compensated as each and every second will be recorded by the server.
Q. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced)-2017, although I have taken admission into one of the NITs in 2016?
Ans. Yes. Candidates who have taken admissions in NITs in 2016 are also eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced)–2017, if they fulfill all other eligibility criteria given here.
• Performance in JEE (Main)–2017
• Age limit
• Number of attempts
• Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination
• Earlier admission at IITs/ISM
Q5. I have my schooling from State Board in Hindi medium. Can I get question paper in Hindi language because I am comfortable in this language?
Ans. Yes. From JEE (Advanced)-2016 question papers are offered in two languages: English & Hindi. Candidates have to choose the language option during the JEE (Advanced)-2017 registration.
Q. Are foreign nationals like People of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2016?
Ans. Yes. All foreign nationals including PIO and OCI card holders are eligible. Please refer to the relevant sections of Information Brochure for detailed information.
Q. Is there any provision during examination to modify answers bubbled on ORS?
Ans. No. There is obvious reason behind this as the bubbling on ORS is done using only black ball point pen; thus candidates cannot modify the answers once bubbled.
Q. I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main)-2016 registration. I do not have a valid NCL certification. Can I upload a certificate issued prior to 01-June-2015?
Ans. No. A valid OBC-NCL certificate as per the prescribed format issued on or after 01st June, 2015 should be uploaded for availing the benefits of OBC-NCL category.
Q. I have Class XII pass certificate and the marks statement as a separate document. Which document should I upload during the JEE (Advanced)-2016 registration?
Ans. Upload Class XII marks statement.
Q. I have appeared for Class XII examination in 2016. Will I be able to register for JEE (Advanced)-2016 without uploading Class XII certificate?
Ans. Yes. The candidates who appeared in Class XII examination in 2016 do not have to upload any document with respect to Class XII examination.
Q. I have appeared in JEE (Main) Paper-II. Am I eligible for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) without writing JEE (Advanced)-2016?
Ans. No. Only the candidates who qualify JEE (Advanced)-2016 are eligible for AAT-2016. There is no relation between JEE (Main) Paper II and AAT.
Q. I have taken admission in one of the IITs/ISM for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced)-2017?
Ans. Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced)-2017 subject to fulfilling other eligible criteria.