Unless you have been living under the rocks or off social media, you might have heard the buzz around the JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2019 being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Several changes pertaining to JEE have already been taking rounds. What are the most important changes which will be observed in JEE this year? What will be the major changes with respect to the exam dates and JEE Main exam pattern? Let’s explore.
IIT JEE to Be Conducted Twice a Year
JEE Main and JEE Advanced are usually conducted within an interval of a month. The predominant change that may be observed this year is that JEE Main 2019 may be conducted in December and JEE Advanced 2019 in May 2019. This will allow students to allocate ample amount of time to both papers and make the most of these opportunities. With the burden divided within a span of 6 months instead of two, students will be in a better position to plan their preparation and set their priorities right.
JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern
- Standardised Exam Pattern:
If we talk about class 11th and 12th education in India, different schools follow different secondary education boards. While CBSE is the most popular and widely accepted board, significant number of schools follow others such as the ICSE, IB and State Boards. Until now the JEE Main and JEE Advanced were conducted by the CBSE. Once NTA starts conducting these exams, it is expected that the exam pattern will be more standardised and uniform, because NTA is not affiliated to CBSE or ICSE boards.
- NCERT Based Questions – Not Anymore:
Another point that can be noted about the JEE Main exam pattern for the upcoming year is that it may not be so NCERT based anymore. Since NTA will be the conducting body (and not CBSE), more number of questions may not be picked from NCERT. This may also lead to the paper being slightly more difficult, leading to more competition.
- IIT JEE Completely Online:
While JEE Advanced 2018 was completely online, you had the option to take JEE Main 2018 in either online or offline mode. With NTA taking over IIT JEE, the JEE Main may also be conducted in online mode only, making the entire IIT JEE a computer based test (CBT). This is to introduce transparency and fairness in the process of evaluation.
Although it’s too early to speculate how things will fold out in the new system, for new it is being considered a welcoming change. For students, the prime point of concern here still remains the type of changes that will be introduced in exam pattern and marking pattern if NTA takes over.
Listed below is the standard JEE Main exam pattern. It will be interesting to note the changes in the upcoming year.
JEE Main Exam Pattern
JEE Main comprises of two papers:
- Paper 1 for BE/B.Tech
- Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning
|Particular||Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Mode of Exam||Online/Offline||Offline|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Math||Aptitude, Drawing, Math|
|Marking Scheme||+4 and -1|
Marking Pattern for Paper 1
Marking Pattern for Paper 2
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