For the first time in the history of competitive examinations, the JEE Main will be conducted twice a year before admissions in the subsequent academic session giving a choice to students. This has been done with an aim to increase chances of students doing their best and getting admitted to the best of engineering institutes.
The Official Dates
As per an official press release released by the National Testing Agency recently, the final schedule of the JEE Main examination being held in a computer-based mode is as follows:
JEE Main (Session 1)
|Registration Dates||1st-30th September 2018|
|Admit Card Availability||17th December 2018|
|Examination Date||6th-20th January 2018|
|Result Announcement||31st January 2019|
JEE Main (Session 2)
|Registration Dates||8th Feb -7th March 2019|
|Admit Card Availability||18th March 2019|
|Examination Date||6th-20th April 2019|
|Result Announcement||30th April 2019|
Preparing for JEE Main 2019
In addition to this, NTA will be establishing a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students belonging to rural areas to give everyone an opportunity of practicing before the examination. For the same, 2,697 schools/engineering colleges with computer centres are being made available on every Saturday/Sunday beginning from September 1, 2018. Students can use this facility free of charge. Further to this, an app is also being developed which shall enable students to identify their nearest TPC.
The TPC will be having a Computer Based Test (downloaded) closely resembling the actual exam. These tests shall aim to familiarize students with the exam interface i.e. logging into the system, going through detailed instructions for the exam, using the mouse and keyboard for attempting every question, scrolling down to the subsequent question, navigating between questions, reviewing and editing their options including submitting questions.
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What else is new?
A few features of the exams to be conducted by NTA are mentioned as below:
- The exams conducted by NTA will be conducted in online and computer-based mode.
- By conducting JEE Main twice a year, NTA aims to give more chances to students, thereby giving an opportunity to perform their best and reduce stress occurring because of the exam being conducted once a year, on a single day.
- The exams conducted by NTA will have multiple sittings and the candidate will be given an option of dates to make a choice from.
- The NTA exams will be making use of a highly secured IT Software and encryption to ensure delivery of tests just in time. This has also been done to avoid leakages and associated malpractices.
- All the exams will be set in a scientific manner with the test content developed by subject matter experts and psychometricians combined. They will be given insights about previous year papers to ensure they are able to develop test content that is both valid and reliable.
- As of now, the syllabus and the question paper pattern will have no change. There will also be no increase in the exam fees charged for students.