Joint Entrance Examination or most commonly referred to as JEE is one of the most prominent and popular entrance examinations held in India. This exam which consists of two stages namely JEE Main and JEE Advanced is the primary gateway to some of the top or best engineering institutions (including IITs, NITs, etc.) across the country. Besides, every year lakhs of candidates appear for the exam and the competition is intense. However, if you are one of those early starters or an aspirant who is curious about what the examination is all about, then you will get some basic facts about the exam here. The article aims to feed you with the answers to the most commonly asked questions. So without further ado let’s look at the five facts that you should know about JEE.
JEE 2019 Registrations
Well, the first stage of JEE which is JEE Main online registration usually takes place twice a year. The exams are held in January and April. However, the application form of JEE Main 2019 January session was already released from September 1 to 30. Since it is closed, the aspirants still can apply for April session and the registration will open from February 8 to March 7, 2019. Candidates can apply via the official website — nta.ac.in or jeemain.nic.in. One important thing to note here is that JEE Main will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards instead of CBSE.
Who is Eligible?
To talk about the eligibility factor, a candidate can appear for JEE if he/she has already cleared class 12th examination either in 2017 or 2018. Those writing their 12th board examination in 2019 are also eligible to appear for the exams. However, it is worth noting that for admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, you should have a score of at least 75 percent marks (65% marks for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th standard qualifying exam. Here, aspirants should also keep in mind that only top candidates from JEE Mains 2019 will be selected for JEE Advanced 2019 exam.
What is the Mode of Examination?
With new changes in place, JEE 2019 is set to be carried out mostly in a computer-based model. However, JEE Main Paper II for B.Arch students will be held in pen and paper mode as it involves a lot of drawing and diagrams. Questions are usually objective type and the exam last for 3 hours for each session.
If a candidate is physically challenged or if there is 40 percent or more disability of any kind, such candidates will be provided with a scribe or a reader. The candidates need to write a formal request to the centre superintendent. This should happen at least one week before the examination starts. Moreover, such candidates can also avail one hour extra for completing the exams.
Most of the candidates ask about whether Aadhaar card is necessary or should it be carried to the exam or not? To clear the air, the exam conducting body NTA has announced Aadhaar Card is not so important for registration. Besides, candidates can do the registration with any of their government identities such as Driving License, Passport, Voter ID, Ration Card or others.
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