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Tips to Study From Home for JEE Main 2020 during 21-days lockdown

With the number of infected patients constantly increasing day-by-day, it seems that the 21-days lockdown announced by the Government of India might even be extended further. The pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) doesn’t seem to be in control and due to a large number of people still disobeying the lockdown rules, it will take time for this to settle. Almost all exams scheduled during April or May 2020 have been postponed for the end of May and JEE Main 2020 is also postponed with new dates to be announced after analysing the situation on 15th April 2020. 

Most parents, colleges and conducting authorities are worried about the life of the students while students themselves might consider this a lucky moment to prepare better. Students cannot attend libraries and definitely cannot plan any group study with their friends. So, to ensure the proper utilisation of this supplementary time, here are some tips for aspirants to strategise their study pattern for JEE Main 2020 while staying in isolation, inside their homes.

How to Use Digital Media to Prepare Effectively

Make your data useful

If you are able to read this, you can access the internet. And so you can access the large database of educational videos on a large number of free educational websites. A few examples would be National Digital Library of India (NDLI), Khan Academy, NTA Content-Based Lectures by IIT-PAL and many more. These portals are free to use and will help you strengthen your concepts with ease. So, stop swiping and start preparing!

Connecting with your teachers

It is impossible for you to meet your teachers during these times. So request them to schedule a conference call of doubt sessions for students. You can download free video conferencing software such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, UberConference and more.

Social networking is not all bad

This might be a little hard to manage but use WhatsApp or Telegram, but carefully. Make social groups for sharing important information regarding exam schedules, important notes, questions, preparation tips. Do not gossip on these groups and probably even add your teachers and parents to ensure you and your friends are kept in check.

Limit the use of unhealthy social media

With most students now in their homes, it is obvious that a lot of time is spent on browsing social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok and many more. It is okay to use them to take some time off. But excessive use will make your whole day unproductive. We would suggest studying somewhere insight of your parents to keep yourself in check. A little bit of strict measures might help you get your dream college!

Take maximum online mocks

Now that JEE Mains is a computer-based test, it is going to be easy for scoring higher than pen and paper-based tests. With online mocks, you get an idea of how to manage unattempted, mark for later, attempted and skipped questions. By attempting maximum mocks during these days of lockdown, you will improve your speed on a computer. If you own a laptop, use a separate hand-held mouse to practice in more exam-like situations.

National Digital Library offers JEE 2020 Preparation Module during 21-Day Lockdown

The JEE Mains and Advance for the year 2020 have been postponed with the sudden outbreak of coronavirus causing the fatal COVID-19 disease with an exponential increase in infected patients. Multiple authorities from the world as well as India, including the conducting authority NTA, have advised students to stay inside their homes.

But these times were mostly utilized by students for studying in libraries for a concentrated and peaceful environment. Students also used to attend the libraries of various coaching institutes where they could also approach teachers for their queries.

Considering the inability of students to avail such facilities during the 21-day lockdown, IIT Kharagpur has provided JEE preparation modules on the National Digital Library of India (NDLI). It is the largest online library for the school and undergraduate students developed at IIT Kharagpur. Students can visit the online portal of NDLI – ndl.gov.in or ndl.iitkgp.ac.in – or use the NDLI Mobile Application to browse through multiple video courses.

How to find the JEE Preparation Module?

  • Head over to the official website.
  • Click on the button “Corona Outbreak: Study from home”

JEE Main Study from Home

  • Candidates will get a pop-up. Select “School” here as the module is specific to school students.

JEE Main Study Home

  • Here, you will find study material for various subjects and courses here.
  • Choose the JEE preparation module (Physics and Mathematics) or JEE Advanced 12 Years’ Solved Papers.

Aspirants can study from each of these as per your choice right from your home. They will soon be able to find content for JEE Mains as well which is currently being prepared. At a difficult time like this, providing useful study materials for students is a great step by the IITs. Students must utilise this time, follow the JEE Main Preparation tips and keep practising instead of waiting for the end moment. Keep yourself safe & sanitized and please stay home!

JEE Mains 2020 April Session Postponed until the end of May 2020? What next?

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal instructed NTA to postpone the major examinations to be held in April till the last week of May 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease spread due to coronavirus. He also tweeted that students should utilize this time by studying as much as possible while staying home safely during the nationwide lockdown of 21 days.

A notice regarding the same was published on NEET (UG) – 2020 official website. There has been no official notification regarding this on JEE Main 2020 official website. But it is pretty much evident that the examination cannot be held until the lockdown is over. Considering the tweet by Union HRD Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, JEE Main 2020 April Session shall be held around the end of May 2020.

There has been no word regarding JEE Advance 2020 from IIT Delhi, the conducting body for JEE Advance 2020 or HRD Ministry. It is scheduled for 17th May 2020. Judging by the current scenario, JEE Advance 2020 could be postponed until mid-June 2020.

What should candidates do in this situation?

  • First, follow the guidelines, stay calm and stay home.
  • You have an opportunity to work even harder. Use the time you have, to improve your weak topics.
  • Be healthy at all times. Health is important and very important at this moment. Risking your health might affect your immunity and you might lose the opportunity to even attend the exam at a later date.
  • Keep visiting the official website of JEE Main 2020. You will get all updates through the notifications published on the website.
  • Check your emails. NTA notifies candidates through SMS and emails.

JEE Mains 2020 April session postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Testing Agency has postponed the upcoming JEE (Main) April 2020 examinations on an advisory issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The previous dates scheduled for the exams were 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th April 2020. Other major educational boards have also postponed their exams in view of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

When will new dates be announced for the JEE Main April 2020 session?

As per the official statement by NTA, new dates for exams will be announced on 31st March 2020.

When can you download Admit cards for JEE Main April 2020?

NTA has announced that admit cards will now be released after 31st March 2020 instead of 20th March 2020 on the official website of JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main April 2020 Postpone Notice

This action has been taken after MHRD sent advisory to NTA, CBSE, UGC, AICTE, NCTE, NIOS to take important precautions in order to prevent the spread of the global pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19). Other educational bodies also released notices regarding changes in the dates.

JEE Mains 2020 was scheduled to be conducted in more than 500 centers across the country in 233 cities with more than 9 lakhs applicants appearing for the examination. This would require many students who lived in small towns or villages to travel using public transport which might increase the risk of the spread of the pandemic. Moreover, dates of CBSE board exams and JEE Mains April 2020 were clashing and new dates for both shall be decided accordingly.

The course of action to be taken by examinees

  • NTA has advised students to visit the official website of NTA and JEE Mains for latest updates
  • All educational bodies along with NTA are informing examinees individually over their registered mobile number and email-id
  • Students should be patient and in case of any queries they can call helpline number for examination – 0120-6895200

JEE Main Marks Vs Rank: Predict Your Rank @JEEMains.in

JEE Main is an all India engineering entrance examination organized by NTA (National Testing Agency) in India. JEE Main gives admission to most of the premier and central government colleges in India.

JEE Main Rank is important not only for those who want to participate in the JEE Main central counseling for NITs, IIITs, etc. but also for those who want to qualify themselves to appear JEE Advanced for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology. JEE Main rank will be released once the JEE Main result is announced on or before April 30, 2020.

This exam is conducted nationwide and is open for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the JEE-Main score, mainly the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

JEE Main is organized twice in a year that is in January and April. This year the exam was conducted from January 6-9, results for which have been declared by NTA. JEE Main for April session is scheduled for April 5, April 7, April 9, April 11, 2020. All the interested candidates can apply online at jeemain.nta.nic.in

JEE Main Ranks

Numerous factors determine the JEE Main rank and the most important factor amongst these is the JEE Main score secured by the students in their written examination. JEE Main Score 2020 will not only determine the qualifying cutoff for JEE Advanced (IITs) but will also play a vital role in determining the JEE Main ranks.

  • The aspirants can check the last year’s JEE Main results to get an idea for this year. Also, we can go through JEE Main Response Sheet to get an idea of last year’s performance.
  • Final selection and admissions are done based on counseling but you can determine your estimated JEE Main 2020 rank if you know your score. This will help you in figuring out the colleges that you are eligible for and will further boost your confidence.

Check JEE Main Counselling Process

JEE Main Marks vs Rank

JEE Main Marks vs Rank Analysis 2020

The table provided below provides a good understanding of the JEE Main 2020 rank and the JEE Main 2020 score.

JEE Main Rank Range JEE Main Score Range
1 – 100 310 – 360
101 – 200 290 – 309
201 – 500 270 – 289
501 – 1000 255 – 269
1001 – 1500 247 – 254
1501 – 2000 240 – 246
2001 – 2500 232 – 239
2501 – 3000 225 – 231
3001 – 3500 217 – 224
3501 – 4000 210 – 216
4001 – 4500 207 – 209
4501 – 5000 204 – 206
5001 – 5500 200 – 203
5501 – 6000 197 – 199
6001 – 6500 195 – 196
6501 – 7000 192 – 194
7001 – 7500 190 – 191
7501 – 8000 185 – 189
8001 – 8500 182 – 184
8501 – 9000 179 – 181
9001 – 9500 177 – 178
9501 – 10000 175 – 176
10001 – 20000 165 – 174
20001 – 35000 152 – 164
35001 – 50000 140 – 151
50001 – 75000 130 – 139

Check here for JEE Main Result

JEE Main Marks Vs Rank 2020: What Is JEE Main Percentile Score?

The JEE Main percentile score tells exactly how a candidate has performed in comparison to all the other students who appeared for the examination. The percentile is neither the percentage score (percentage score is the percentage of the maximum marks obtained by a student) nor the raw marks (the total and absolute marks secured by the student).

The percentile score of JEE Mains will tell exactly what percentage of the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam scored less than or equal to that particular percentile in that examination. The formula used to calculate JEE Main percentile score is:-

Percentile Score of a Student = 100 x (The number of students who secured a raw score or an actual score that is EQUAL TO OR LESS than the student) / (The total number of students who appeared in that session).

How Is JEE Rank Determined Using JEE Main Percentile Scores?

While compiling the merit list for the JEE Main and allotting the JEE Main ranks to aspirants, the total, as well as the subject-wise percentile scores are considered in the order given below.

  • Students obtaining a higher total percentile score will be given the first preference.
  • If any students’ marks collide, students who obtain a higher percentile score in Mathematics will be given consideration.
  • In case the tie persists after that as well, candidates who obtain a higher percentile score in Chemistry will be given consideration.
  • If the tie continues to exist, preference will be given to the candidate according to their age.
  • If the tie still exists after all these steps, the candidates will be given the rank according to the JEE main rank.
  • Apart from that, if the candidate appeared for JEE Main in the month of April and January both, the best of the two total percentile scores will be considered. In this case, the subject-wise percentile scores will not be taken into consideration. However, the subject-wise percentile will be considered if the candidate appears for JEE Main in either January or April.

Online Lectures by IIT Professors for JEE Main 2020 Uploaded on nta.ac.in

NTA (National Test Agency) has launched online content lecture series for aspirants of JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 delivered by faculty from IITs. This videos are part of the IIT PAL (Professor Assisted Learning) initiative which is another in line of major efforts taken by NTA and MHRD to facilitate students’ preparations using free and self-sustained coaching methods for JEE Main Preparation.

Several lectures are provided by IIT professors on various topics in accordance with the syllabus of exam. Lectures are dispensed on Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

With this initiative, students would have an easy reach to different topics from the portion of JEE Main and NEET 2020 syllabus. The lectures can be obtained from the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in.


3000 New Centers to be Set Up for Training JEE Main and NEET Aspirants

With the newly commissioned NTA (National Testing Agency) at the helm of managing premier engineering and medical entrance examinations besides others, several changes in the scenario are in the offering. In a press release dated July 7, 2018, the autonomous body announced its initiatives that are in the pipeline to bring about a qualitative difference in the examination was conducted till now. The most prominent and laudable of the initiatives is the plan to set up a network of approximately 3000 practice centers in rural areas to make local JEE Main and NEET aspirants well acquainted with the online examination system.

NTA Ready to Conduct JEE Main Twice a Year in January and April in online mode only. Read More….

Educational establishments with computer labs will be identified for the setting up of these new Practice Centers. Candidates can access these centers free of cost to practice computer-based tests in the lines of JEE Main and NEET (UG) free of cost. The Agency plans to keep these Practice centers operational on Saturdays and Sundays starting from the 3rd week of August 2018. NTA will also launch a mobile app which will help candidates identify the nearest center in the locality and register themselves to book Practice Sessions.


9.21 Lakh Candidates Applied for the JEE Main 2020 January Exam

JEE Main 2020 Registration for January session closed on Oct 10, 2019. The online CBT (Computer Based Test) exam for JEE Main 2020 Jan session would be held in between of Jan 6, 2020 and Jan 11, 2020. Over 9.21 lakhs aspirants have registered for JEE Main 2020 January exam.

In case, any candidate has made any errors in his/her application form, JEE Main Correction Window was active from Oct 11, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019. Candidates may avail this one-time facility and edit the details correctly at nta.ac.in or jeemain.nic.in.

Although the dates of JEE Main 2020 January session are coinciding with the XII class students’ practical board exam, it did not reflect much in the number of applications received from students by NTA.


NTA to set Unique Question papers for JEE Main and NEET Aspirants

After NTA taking charge of conducting various national level entrance exams such as JEE Main and NEET, several major overhauls are expected in these exams. These changes includes organising exams twice a year and in multiple sessions. One of such major change is that it will set unique question papers for every aspirant.

The NTA or National Testing Agency has planned to use high level artificial intelligence, psychometric analysis and computer based adaptive testing tools. These tools will ensure that test is 100% safe with no scope of errors.
Vineet Joshi, Director General of NTA has proclaimed that highest level of encryption will be used so that no one can hack the system. As per the NTA officials, additionally this change has been introduced to check that candidate is thorough with curriculum syllabus and the rote learning and coaching centers are not of much help. (more…)

NTA Security Measures Expected for JEE Main 2020 (April Session)

With NTA (National Testing Agency) taking over the reins from CBSE, JEE Main has witnessed several changes. The mode of examination is shifted to online mode completely and the exam itself will be conducted twice every year.

JEE Main has more than 10 lakh applicants every year and it is very necessary to ensure fair means for all. JEE Main security measures will be undertaken to reduce chances any of malpractices at designated centres.

Check JEE Main Exam Centers here

Aspirants work really hard to secure a good score in JEE Main. They use extensive study material to get a better rank. Hence, it would be wrong if anybody uses unfair means and gets a better score. All exam centers are equipped with CCTV cameras, state coordinators and jammers.