Bhubaneswar: Odisha will participate in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 for engineering and architecture streams, said an official on Saturday.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already announced to hold JEE Main on April 2.
Odisha JEE chairman Tushar Kumar Nath said the government has decided to participate in the JEE Main and a notification would be issued soon in this regard.
He said it would facilitate the students to take admission in national institutes and state institutes.
The application forms for the exam will be available from December 1 and the registrations(application submission) will conclude on January 2, 2017. However, the Board has given JEE Main aspirants an extra day to pay the application fees.
However, the CBSE has made mandatory that aspirants planning to take the exam should hold an Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI.
The JEE website states, ” All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.”
“In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be”.