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JEE Main 2019 highlights: Day 2 and Day 3 analysis and students’ reaction

JEE Main 2019 HIGHLIGHTS day 1 and 2: The first ever Joint Entrance Exam Main is conducted from January 8 onwards. The students can check JEE Main exam analysis, cut-off, students' reaction and experts' views

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 10, 2019 4:04:16 pm
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JEE Main 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Newly constructed body National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main from January 8 onwards and it will continue till January 16, 2019. While on Tuesday, Paper 2 was held for B Arch/ B Planning, paper 1 will be held for BE/B Tech aspirants from today. JEE is held in computer-based testing (CBT) format and for the first time will be held in winters. Earlier, JEE Main was conducted by the Central Board Secondary Education.

Read | JEE Main Day 3 analysis

In another first, the JEE Main 2019 exam will be conducted in multiple shifts. The three-hour exam will start at 9:30 am and the afternoon shift will commence at 12:30 pm. The NTA DG has asked students to reach well in advance to allow all the security procedures to take place smoothly. The NTA has provided ‘Centre Locator’ feature on their website which allows students to find the shortest and fastest route.

To know about the background story of NTA, from paper setting to evaluation to declaration of result check all that happens in the background here – JEE Main 2019: Check the security provisions by NTA

Issuing a warning, the Director General, NTA has said, “There is no dress code for students we have also asked the frisking staff to be more careful with students especially girls.” In the last exam conducted by NTA (UGC-NET) two students were not allowed to appear for the exam as they refused to remove the hijab.

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JEE Main 2019 LIVE: IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2019 begins today; Paper analysis for paper I and paper 2, expected cut-off and answer key release date

19:10 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Physics most difficult in session II

In the section II of JEE Main 2019 students found Physics to be most difficult and mathematics to be moderately difficult and Chemistry to be easy. In the first slot as well students found chemistry to be easy, however, Mathematics was considered to be the most difficult part then. 

19:10 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Physics most difficult in session II

In the section II of JEE Main 2019 students found Physics to be most difficult and mathematics to be moderately difficult and Chemistry to be easy. In the first slot as well students found chemistry to be easy, however, Mathematics was considered to be the most difficult part then. 

17:58 (IST)09 Jan 2019
What is the role of JoSAA

After declaration of result, the data is handed over to the Centralised Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government or institute for seat allocation process and admission procedure. The NTA does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions, candidates need to check the same with the respective colleges.

17:58 (IST)09 Jan 2019
What is the role of JoSAA

After declaration of result, the data is handed over to the Centralised Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government or institute for seat allocation process and admission procedure. The NTA does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions, candidates need to check the same with the respective colleges.

17:51 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Online exam, not an issue for candidates

Most of the candidates who talked to indianexpress.com said that they did not have any trouble with the online mode of the exam. Some of the students who appeared for the exam in Delhi-centre informed that they prefer the exam to be online rather than pen paper based. NTA in an official notification said, " about 3 Lakh candidates have visited the Mock Tests and benefited from it. Further, about 24 thousand opted for using TPC (test practice centres)."

17:47 (IST)09 Jan 2019
This is how the exam screen looks like

17:26 (IST)09 Jan 2019
JEE Main 2019: Section II over

Section two of the JEE Main 2019 exam has ended. The candidates seem to be happy and the like section I section II as well is expected to be easy by the look of candidates, details awaited.

17:05 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Need to get over 50 questions right, 200+ rank for a good college

"An average student attempting between 45 to 50 questions in a JEE Main paper makes us interpret the paper to be 'easy', but that does not score students heavily, as the NTA will be calculating percentiles based on each day's exam", Bhuvana Anil Kumar, head JEE and NEET, T.I.M.E. Thus, one can assume that to stay ahead students need to score more than 50 questions which makes 200+ the minimum score out of 360 to get a good college

17:02 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Needed more time to solve mathematics: Students

Though general perception so far is that the exam was easy and mathematics was considered to be tough by most students. Students also had the impression that questions from Physics were more theory-oriented (which is unlikely for a JEE exam) and questions from Mathematics required slightly more time frame to solve. Also, Chemistry was claimed as the easiest subject in the paper, according to most students.

16:26 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Chemistry: Most questions from in-organic chemistry

Chemistry was considered to be the easiest. Around 12 questions were asked from in-organic Chemistry, 9 from organic chemistry and 9 from physical chemistry. Many students informed that the Chemistry section was the easiest. According to experts, if students have their basics correct they can get maximum marks form Chemistry section. 

16:16 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Mathematics: The toughest section

Most of the students who talked to Indianexpress.com said that the mathematics section was the toughest. Experts informed that students could have felt so because the question paper was based more on the applied aspect of math. Many also felt that the questions were tricky instead of direct. From the total 30 questions, 10 questions were asked from Algebra, 8 from Calculus, 6 from Coordinate Geometry and 6 from Trigonometry.

16:09 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Physics questions paper disected

In the Physics section, there were about 8 questions from Mechanics, 6 questions from Heat and Thermodynamics, 7 from Current Electricity and EMI, 4 questions from Electrostatics and Magnetism, and 5 questions from Optics and Modern Physics. 

16:08 (IST)09 Jan 2019
60% questions from NCERT: Experts

"The expected cut-off will range between 72-77 marks. Overall, in all three subjects, 60% of the questions were based out of NCERT. If students have solved past 10 years' question papers, they can easily score good marks in the JEE Main Paper I," said Naveen Joshi, Grade-up.

16:06 (IST)09 Jan 2019
NTA's first JEE exam: easy

"The NTA kickstarted the JEE Main (B.Tech) exam today. In the morning slot, the overall level of the examination was ‘moderate’. There were no surprises in today's JEE exam paper. The pattern was the same as compared to last year. On the whole, Physics was easy to moderate; Maths was lengthy which made it difficult for the students to complete the section, whereas Chemistry was relatively easy ,"  said Navin C Joshi, Academic head and VP (JEE and NEET) at Gradeup.

16:04 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Paper too easy, says expert

The questions asked in the paper were not of a very high level. They were designed to gauge how well the candidates had understood the basic concepts. Some students said that they recalled seeing similar if not same questions in the NCERT books itself. A student with a good grasp of the fundamentals would have been able to attempt a high number of questions without having to break a sweat, said expert.

16:03 (IST)09 Jan 2019
JEE Main Paper - II: ISRO, NASA for 8 marks

Candidates were asked to write the full form of NASA and ISRO each for four marks each in the first ever exam of JEE Main exam. While academicians considered it to be irrelevant many candidates considered it to be way too easy to be asked in the competitive level national exam. Check the full story here - NASA, ISRO in Architecture exam

15:56 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Water, pen, rough sheet provided inside exam

According to Ankit, a student who attempted the exam from UP-based centre, candidates were given a blue pen, water and rough sheets during the exam. Each candidate had to write their name and application number on the rough sheet. Candidates were asked to submit rough sheet and admit card to the invigilator. Water was provided to every candidate inside the exam hall and loo-breaks were allowed. While no one accompanied candidates to the loo the CCTV cameras were installed in the aisle.

15:53 (IST)09 Jan 2019
JEE Main 2019: two-level entry check for students

Talking to indianexpress.com, students informed that each one of them had to undergo two-level checking including metal detection test and frisking. Each student had to face 4-5 guards. 

15:34 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Expected cut-off 85+ : Expert

According to experts, the cut-off can be expected to be as high as 85+ this year. "Last year the cutoff went low. The exam was of moderate-level difficulty this year and students with their concepts cleared found it to be easy. So we are expecting the cut-off to be on the higher end. Around 85+ cut-off can be expected," said Amit Kumar, mentor, career launcher.

15:28 (IST)09 Jan 2019
Chemistry most scoring : Experts

Talking to indianexpress.com, Mentor, Career Launchers, Amit Kumar said, "the exam was of moderate level difficulty. Students found Mathematics to be more difficult. It was a bit tricky and most questions were based on application. Physics was also comparatively tough. Chemistry was easiest if a student had their basics clear, it could be the most scoring section as it was easier compared to last year."

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JEE Main 2019: The National Testing Agency is conducting the JEE Main 2019 for the first time from January 8 to January 18, 2019. JEE Main is held for securing admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75 per cent marks in class 12 examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the examination conducted by the respective boards.

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