The JEE or Joint Entrance examination is a national level examination conducted by NTA. For students aspiring to get enrolled in India’s best IITs, NITs and CFITs, qualifying JEE is like a dream come true.
The JEE examination is conducted into two phases, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. And, those who qualify JEE Mains are given the privilege to participate in JEE Advanced.
From the year 2019, the JEE is conducted twice a year, in the months of January and April. Previously conducted by CBSE, the JEE examination was handed over to the National Test Examination last year. After which, a slight altercation in rules and eligibility criteria has been made.
JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria
To participate in the upcoming JEE Mains exam, held in January 2020, students must fulfill a certain standard. A JEE aspirant should have qualified or about to qualify 10+2 from any recognized board with five compulsory subjects. These subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or any other vocational subjects.
For General or OBC category, the minimum qualification marks required in 75% in the board's examination or 80%+ in any other recognized board. As for the candidates belonging to SC/ST must have a minimum score of 65%. Candidates with a diploma can also apply for JEE Mains, but only for IIT colleges.
After the recent changes by NTA, there are no age limits but any candidate can only apply for three consecutive years.
JEE Main Syllabus/Exam Pattern
The syllabus of JEE examination is strictly based on 11th and 12th standard, however, the questions are lengthy, stakes are high and time is a major factor. The JEE Mains examination is computer-based and is conducted online.
The JEE Mains exam will have two papers,
-Paper-I for B.E/ B.Tech colleges consisting 90 MCQ type Questions with weightage of 360 marks.
-Paper-II for B.Arch / B.Plan consisting of 80 subjective and drawing questions with a weightage of 390 marks.
The amount of time given in both examination is 3-hours but for PwD candidates, it will be 4-hours. According to NTA, candidate Ranking in the Top 2,24,000 will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Given the fact that about at 9.35 lakh students appeared in JEE Mains 2019, only 24% will make it to JEE Advance i.e 1 out of 5.
The chances of success might be is slim but it is not impossible. Always remember “Hard work betrays none while dream betrays many”.
To participate in JEE Mains 2020, you must fill the application form, which will be released online in between 01-08 September2019. The last date of submission will be 30 September 2019. Other procedures like image/fee submission, application correction, etc. will be done in October. Candidates can expect their admit cards in December 2019 with the exam being held on January 2020.
As for JEE the Mains examination in April 2020, except the same as January with forms released in February 2020 and the Admit card in the last of March 2020.
Well, Qualifying JEE may be impossible for many but can be a testimonial of your success. So work hard and make your dreams a reality.
All the best!
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