The National Testing Agency has taken the reigns of conducting the Joint Entrance Examination from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The speculation of conducting the JEE Main twice a year did turn out to be true.
There is a new trend that has come to the fore. The changes to the JEE twins (Main & Advanced) have been quite frequent in the past few years. JEE Advanced was made a completely online exam last year and this year JEE Main is made a computer-based. The trend of these exams tilting towards the online mode has made it quintessential for aspirants to move towards online preparations than classroom study.
Changes that make online practice important
So, before we explore why students should prefer to study online than offline, let’s look at the major changes to the exam:
- JEE Main will be held once in January and April 2019.
- The exam is now being conducted in the computer-based mode only.
- It is not compulsory to appear for both attempts.
- The best score of both the exam will be considered during admissions.
Implications of these changes and the trend
The changes made to JEE Main 2019 have prompted aspirants to tweak their preparation strategies. It has been noted that online platforms that help aspirants to prepare for JEE have seen a growth of more than 90% after the news of the changes has hit.
Students are now flocking to register in the online study and mock test platforms to prepare themselves and get accustomed to the computer-based test. It has also been reported that the number of students dropping a year registering for online courses and online mock tests has increased.
Benefits of studying online
Besides getting in terms with computer-based tests, there are varied benefits of online preparation platforms. Let’s look at some of the advantages of studying and practicing online:
- Many students lose time, as they have to travel long distances for coaching. Preparing for JEE online will help them to save crucial time and invest it in something constructive. Students can save up to 3 hours of time by preparing online.
- Preparing for a colossal exam like JEE requires constant doubt resolution and that is available only in the online mode. myPAT community is one such platform.
- Preparing online gives the aspirants the freedom to prepare from anywhere and at any time.
- Students are more inclined towards new ways to study and break the monotony of classroom studies.
- With online mock tests, aspirants can now track their scores and where they stand in their JEE preparations in real-time. Knowing strengths and weaknesses in real-time will give ample time to further improve their performance in the exam.
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The shift towards the online mode is evident and is a testimony to the changes occurring in the Indian education system. The days of pen, paper, and classroom seem to be seeing the end of the tunnel, and rightly so. Embracing new trends than being oblivious to changes is the only way out. It is high time that India catches up with education systems that are relevant and yield productive results.
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