What is JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)

Joint Entrance Examination is an all India level engineering entrance examination. Now Central Board of Secondary Education is conducting JEE Main. From 2019 National testing agency will conduct JEE Mains. Earlier 2012 there were two separate exams was being conducted which is All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). From 2012 to 2018 CBSE was conducting both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. As of now NTA will conduct only JEE Mains.

Q: What is JEE Main?

Ans: JEE Main is the All India Engineering Entrance Examination which is applicable for admission into National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI). National Testing Agency has got the responsibility to conduct JEE Main. From 2019 JEE Main will be conducted twice in a year.

Q: What is JEE Main Score?

Ans: In JEE Main there are 90 questions from three subjects that is Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Total mark is 90 X 4 = 360 marks. Out of 360 total mark scored by the candidate is the JEE Main score of that candidate.

Q: What is JEE Main rank?

Ans: JEE Main rank is calculated from JEE Main score. If two or more candidates have a tie in total mark then candidate with more marks in Mathematics will have better rank. If there is also a tie in Mathematics then Physics will be considered for ranking the students.

Q: Is there any change in Exam pattern after NTA take over?

Ans: One change has already being announced. The Engineering Entrance Examination will be conducted in Online Mode. The tests will be computer based tests. No change in question pattern, marking pattern, and syllabus.

Q: Is there any advantage of NTA taking over the entire exam process?

Ans: Main advantage is NTA will only focus only on entrance exam. This is essential to improve the quality of examination. Another advantage is exam will be conducted twice in a year. This means that students can have opportunity to appear the important entrance exam without losing a year. If a student appears twice then the best score will be considered during rank declaration.

About JEE Mains

JEE Mains has two papers i.e. JEE Mains papers 1 and JEE Mains Paper 2. JEE Main paper 1 is for Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.TECH.) aspirants. JEE Main Paper 2 is for Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.) and Bachelor for Planning (B.PLAN.) aspirants. But the eligible students can take both the papers and later they can choose the stream if qualified. Two most important eligibility criteria for JEE Mains is:

  • For B.E./B.Tech. subject combination must have Physics and Mathematics in 12th Exam
  • For B.Arch./B.Plan. Mathematics is compulsory in 12th Exam
  • A general candidate needs to score minimum 75% marks in 12th Exam where for SC/ST candidates it is 65%

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