How will the new Exam Pattern Affect JEE Main Droppers?

A positive change that everyone had been wishing for regarding JEE Main is finally initiated. From 2019, you can appear for JEE Main twice a year. Besides the JEE Main droppers who can boost their confidence and score even better, it is an advantage for the fresh aspirants as well. Most importantly the drop out rate of JEE Main is also expected to fall by the initiation of this decision.

 

Please Note- NTA has released JEE Main 2019 Exam cities at their official site.

You must go through the right study material and make use of the preparation tips from toppers in order to score well in JEE Main 2019. Due to vast syllabus for JEE Main, it becomes difficult to remember everything. Time management, good notes and revision is the key to success for clearing JEE Main. With the change in the exam pattern, you must update your strategy even. To get accustomed to the exam pattern, you must register yourself to the Test Practice Center (TPCs) introduced by NTA for JEE Main aspirants.

Impact on JEE Main droppers

Since JEE Main 2019 will take place bi-annually, candidates who dropped a year, will get an advantage twice in 2019. Therefore, it is an opportunity for them to best utilize the January attempt well because they have already taken a year off to understand the syllabus.



JEE Main droppers should keep the following things in mind for the upcoming exam-

  • Consider January as your final attempt to JEE Main 2019
  • Do not take January attempt as a practice test
  • January attempt will have less competition as fresh aspirants will consider it a practice test
  • Competition for the April exam will be high
  • In case you cannot make it to this attempt, keep a strategy for April exam as well
  • Do give JEE Main in January and April, better of the 2 scores will be considered for admission
  • In January, fresh aspirants are focused on both boards as well as JEE Main, so JEE Main droppers have a bright chance to score well
  • You must practice the mock tests and sample papers well in advance
  • Sticking to the syllabus is the key to score well in JEE Main

Important dates for JEE Main 2019

From this year, JEE Main will be conducted twice a year. The first round of JEE Main 2019 will take place between January 6 and 20, 2019 and the second round between April 6 and 20, 2019.  The exam will take place in 2 shifts- 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 2 pm-5 pm. This is thus an opportunity to appear for the exam again in the same year without wasting a year. The complete JEE Main 2019 exam schedule has been released on the official site of NTA.

Number of attempts

JEE Main was conducted once in a year till 2018. Those who did not clear the exam, waited for an entire year to give the next JEE Main. From 2019, candidates will have the opportunity to give JEE Main twice in a single year. This will be treated as 1 attempt only instead of 2 attempts. This is because it is meant for admission into engineering course for the academic session 2019. You may sit for any one or both the attempts, there is no restriction. Better of the two scores will be considered for admission.

According to our analysis, there will be an increase in the number of aspirants for JEE Main January round because there is another attempt in April 2019. Also, there will be a fall in the number of JEE Main droppers from 2019 because of the new bi-annual JEE Main.

JEE Main Admit card

JEE Main admit card will be available only online. Only the eligible candidates will be able to download the JEE Main admit card from the official site at the given dates. For the JEE Main January round, the admit card will be available from December 15, 2018. Admit card will not be sent to the aspirants by any other means. Candidates need to download the JEE Main admit card and keep it safe till the admission process is over. It is important to carry the admit card to the exam center on the exam day.

JEE Main Exam Centers

NTA has scrapped the facility of slot booking for JEE Main 2019. Now, NTA will allot the exam centers to the candidates randomly. However, candidates can make upto 3 choices in terms of exam cities. NTA will try it’s best to provide the centers according to the candidates’ preferences. You can check the list of JEE Main exam centers at the official site.

JEE Main 2019 Exam Pattern

JEE Main comprises of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. From this year, paper 1 will be conducted only in the online mode. While Paper 2 will be conducted in the pen and paper or the offline method. You may not sit for Paper 2 because it is for admission into B.Arch courses. NTA has released the JEE Main 2019 exam syllabus at their official site.


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