JEE Main 2020: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has announced to re-open the application forms for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main. This special window is to help those students who have dropped their plans to study abroad this year. Candidates can submit their JEE Main application form at nta.ac.in or jeemain.nta.nic.in till May 24.
Further, for those candidates who have already applied for the JEE Main 2020, a one-time edit option is also available. Candidates can edit their application form and chose the city they wish to appear from. This has been enabled to ensure that candidates have to travel the least for the exam amid the global pandemic. This will be available from May 25 to May 31.
The NTA, in an official statement, said, “In view of representations received from various Indian students who were scheduled to join college abroad but are now keen to pursue their studies in the country due to the changed circumstances arising out of COVID-10, and would thus like to appear in JEE Main 2020, the NTA has decided to give one last opportunity.”
This is also applicable to students who were not able to complete their application form earlier. The applications can be filled till 5 pm, May 24 while the fee will be accepted up to 11:50 pm on the same day.
JEE Main: How to edit form or apply new one
To apply afresh candidates need to follow these steps –
Step 1: Visit the official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the application form button
Step 3: Click on apply under the new registration box
Step 4: Register using details, verify
Step 5: Log-in fill the form, upload documents
Step 6: Pay fee
Those who wish to edit the form need to follow these steps –
Step 1: Visit, jeemain.nic.in
Step 2: Click on ‘image discrepancy’ button
Step 3: Go to ‘registered’ candidates bo (on the right)
Step 4: Log-in using credentials
Step 5: Dashboard will open, make changes
Would this be a second chance?
Those who had applied for the January session can also apply and this would not be considered a second chance for them. The final result will include the best score out of both attempts
JEE Main, Advanced exam dates
The HRD Minister has announced to conduct the JEE Main April exam between July 18 and July 23. As many as 9 lakh candidates had registered to appear for the exam earlier. While JEE Main is an entrance exam for NITs and other engineering colleges, it is a prerequisite for JEE Advanced – entrance exam for IITs. JEE Advanced will be held on August 23.
Why this provision?
This year, several institutes abroad have either not accepting application for on-campus admission while many others have deferred the programme due to the ongoing pandemic. Most of the students have been asked to conduct their foreign education through online modes, at least for the first few months, this has made many students change their study abroad plan.
New exam pattern
From this year onwards, the exam pattern for JEE Main has also been changed. There will be a total of 75 questions, of which each session has 20 MCQs and five long-form questions. The long-form questions are a new addition. Each question will score four marks and for wrong marks, one mark will be deducted for MCQs, however, for long-form questions, there will be no negative marking in the long-form questions.
JEE is conducted twice a year. In the January exam, 9,21,261 candidates had registered while 8,69,010 candidates appeared for the same. While the result of the January exam has been announced in which nine students have scored 100 percentile score. The rank list will out only when the second session of exams is also conducted.
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