JEE Mains (NTA)
IITs are the most prestigious Institutes in India & among top ranked over the globe too. IITs provide qualitative, technological and scientific education and research. They help the students to build a solid foundation of knowledge & develop personality.
Next to IITs are the NITs & CFIs for engineering & architecture programs.
To get admission into these Institutes, students must clear an entrance exam namely JEE (Main & Advanced).
Increasingly, students apart from India have also shown interest in JEE preparation especially from countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahain and couple others. JEE has been the top choice for NRI students as well.
The IIT's are located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasi.
The online application for JEE Mains for session 2019-20 will start from 2nd of september 2019 (for the JEE Mains January exam).
Who conducts JEE?
Earlier CBSE conducted a common admission test for admission to various undergraduate engineering courses. This exam was called AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) & it was conducted offline. For admissions into IITs, another exam called IIT-JEE was conducted by one of the 7 IITs (zones). In 2013, AIEEE was replaced by JEE Mains & IIT-JEE was replaced with JEE Advanced.
From 2019 onwards, these two JEEs (Joint Entrance Examination) are being conducted by NTA (for JEE Mains) & one of the 7 IITs (for JEE Advanced). Only the students/aspirants who qualify JEE Mains are taken eligible for JEE Advanced Exams.
JEE Mains 2020 Examination dates will be announced by NTA (National Testing Agency, a committee formed in 2017) which has been responsible for carrying out all the National Level Entrance Examinations in India from 2019 onwards.
JEE Main's overview:
As per NTA’s Notifications, from 2019 onwards, JEE Mains are to be held twice a year (January & April) for admissions into B-Tech and B-Arch Courses. NTA also stated that there will be no change in the JEE Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus of JEE Mains. Registration for JEE Mains 2020 will be starting from 2nd September 2019 for January 2020 Examination and February 2020, for April 2020 Examinations. Also from 2021 onwards, NRI Students will be able to utilize their JEE scores to be eligible for CIWG/DASA Schemes (for NRI Quota) in order to take admission in Top Technical Institutions of India.
JEE Mains is a National Level Entrance Test which offers admissions to students in B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch Courses. Several NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SPAs (Centrally Funded Institutions) of India consider JEE Mains scores whereas Top IITs, ISM Dhanbad, IIST, IISERs & a few more consider JEE Advanced Scores, although no NRI Quota is given under IITs.
Firstly, the students need to qualify JEE Mains Exams in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced Exams. Only then the students who qualify JEE Advanced Exams can be allotted seats in desired streams of IITs through the seat allotment sessions.
On the basis of JEE Mains Examination scores, a total of approximately 25220 Engineering and Architecture seats are filled over a period of single year & various more seats of IITs & other prestigious institutions are filled in that same year based on Jee Advanced scores.
JEE Main Paper Types:
Jee Mains exams are categorized into 2 papers – Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech conducted online & Paper 2 for B.Arch conducted offline. JEE Mains is a 3 hours duration exam which consists of objective type questions for Paper 1 and Drawing Aptitude Questions Paper 2. The syllabus for both these JEE Mains papers (B.Tech/BE & B.Arch) is based on Grade/Class 11 and 12 syllabus.
NTA Introduced Changes:
Let’s see the major changes that were introduced by NTA in JEE Mains 2019 Examinations . These changes are to be carried on for the next few years until it is again updated by authorities-:
No Pen & Paper Based Examinations (for JEE Mains paper 1 BE/B.Tech) from 2019 onwards, as per NTA’s official notifications.
JEE Mains will be held twice a year (from 2019 onwards), providing more opportunities to JEE aspirants /students.
The Exams will held in 8 different sittings, so that students can have choices to pick up the desirable exam date for themselves.
As JEE Mains Exams will held in January and April, so students will have ample time to prepare for their Board Examinations.
In case the student appears for both the exams in the same year, then the best of two scores will be considered as the final scores of that candidate.
Approximately 3000 centres were developed by NTA in 2019, in order to train the students for Computer Based Examinations.
There will be no need of verifying your Class 12th roll number/enrollment number.
JEE Mains Exam centers were increased by 258 which includes 248 test centers in India and 10 centers outside India.
For JEE Preparation to apply for admissions in IITs or to apply for engineering admisions under DASA / CIWG Scheme, visit JEE Coaching Online & view our module for an all rounder online course on JEE Mains & Advanced.
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