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Exam dates for JEE Main 2020 are almost 2 months away and preparations for the exam is on top priority by the candidates. In another notification released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), information about the release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card has been provided. Along with this, NTA has also stated in the notification that the exam will be conducted from 9 AM to 12 noon in the first shift and 3 PM to 6 PM in the second shift on the dates previously announced – 18th July to 23rd July 2020.
According to the notification, admit cards for JEE Main shall be released for download at least 15 days prior to the examination date. The JEE Main Admit Card will be released only in the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in and official website of JEE Main 2020 – jeemain.nta.nic.in.
According to the stipulated time period, admit cards for JEE Main are expected to be available on or before 3rd July 2020.
Along with this, NTA also released the expected release of NEET 2020 Admit Cards, which is the same as JEE Main – 15 days prior to the examination. According to this, the expected release can be on or before 11th July 2020 for NEET 2020 Admit Cards. NEET will be conducted in a single shift as far as the information is available till now, from 2 PM to 5 PM on 26th July 2020.
More than 9 lakh candidates have registered to appear for JEE Main examination this year. The examination has been postponed due to the critical situation caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 all across the country.
JEE Main Correction Window Now Open
The last date for fresh applications for JEE Main 2020 was 24th May 2020. This window was specially opened in order to allow certain students who had cancelled their plans to study abroad and were willing to study within the country. The applications were accepted for all candidates applying for JEE Main 2020.
Now, JEE Main Correction Facility has been re-opened for all the candidates who have filled the JEE Main Application Form previously during the first window and in the recently opened window from 19th to 24th May 2020. This is the 4th time JEE Main Correction Facility is available to candidates. This window shall remain open till 31st May 2020 and candidates are advised to make any corrections required.
There have been multiple requests to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other authorities towards providing easier criteria for evaluation of students aspiring for admission to various engineering and medical colleges amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak halting all the major examinations. While the discussion for such an evaluation is still under progress, Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board (. In , as a relief to a majority of students, that the admissions to state engineering colleges can be conducted on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Main scores. JEE Main is the national level exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and as a preliminary examination for JEE Advanced.
JEE Main New Dates
Recently, NTA has re-opened the JEE Main July 2020 Session Applications, giving another opportunity to engineering aspirants to apply for JEE Main 2020. The application window has been reopened to provide a chance for those aspiring to study abroad but had to change plans due to the COVID-19 crisis all over the world. Although anyone who wants to apply for JEE Main 2020 can fill the JEE Main Application Form. The application window for JEE Main July 2020 was re-opened on May 19 and will close on May 24, with the resumption of the Correction Window from May 25 to May 31, 2020. JEE Main new exam dates will be from July 18 to 23, 2020.
“Will Consider JEE Main For Admissions”
Anil Kumar Sinha, BCECEB officer, said that the candidates who wish to take admission in engineering colleges of Bihar will be required to submit their forms by May 24 on the official BCECEB website. He said, “There are around 38 government engineering colleges and one private college in Vaishali District of Bihar. There are more than 10,000 seats in engineering colleges, for students who qualify JEE Main 2020.” On the state examination board conducting separate exams, he said, “BCECEB will not be conducting any exam this year for admission in engineering colleges of Bihar. Students will be allotted seats in various courses on the basis of their scores in JEE Main 2020 only. The application form for state admissions and counselling will be released soon after the JEE Main 2020 Results are announced.”
E-learning using an internet-based learning platform is growing day by day, with new means being developed in order to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by learning from home. With that in consideration, the HRD Ministry has launched an AI-powered mock test mobile application for students aspiring for JEE Main 2020 as well as NEET 2020, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The mobile application has been named ‘National Test Abhyas’ and is currently available on Android Play Store only. The Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, said, “The launch of this application is to ensure that no student is left behind in getting exposure to practising mock tests, especially when students’ loss due to closure of educational institutions is to be compensated and NTA’s Test-Practice Centers are also shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown.” NTA Test Practice Centers were set-up by NTA to enable students to practice mock tests in an exam-like environment.
Mr Pokhriyal said that students all over the country can use this application to practice mock tests of JEE Main as well as NEET. Currently, JEE Main is conducted only using Computer-Based Mode while NEET is conducted using pen and paper mode.
As of now, there is only one mock test for each of the examinations. NTA has planned to upload one new mock test on the application every day for both JEE and NEET. Students can then download and attempt the mocks offline as well. Once the test is completed, students can go online to submit the mock test and review their test report. Students can easily sign up using their email address or phone number in order to start attempting mock tests. The application size is 19 MB as per the Play Store.
“The NTA has also set up live support from 10 AM to midnight for the first seven days of the release of the application to help with any issues experienced by the students who are attempting the mock tests”, HRD minister said.
The issue with areas under low internet speed is not being able to take mock tests due to uneven internet. This problem is solved with the ability to download the full test offline. “It’s evident that the app’s major benefit is that the test works perfectly even without the internet if it has been downloaded in the device. This will prove advantageous for students in areas of low internet bandwidth and remove obstacles in the way of online or computer-based test preparation”, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal added. According to the screenshots available, the mock test application requires you to turn on airplane mode on the mobile device to start the mock test. This helps the students to take the mock test without any distractions or notifications on their mobile phone.
According to the official report, currently the app is available on Android smartphones and tablets and it can be downloaded from Google Play Store (link provided below). The app will be soon available on iOS using the Apple App Store.
As the name and icon of the application suggests, it has been developed by the National Testing Agency. The similarity of the actual examination and the mock tests provided here is very accurate. Currently, the app has a rating of 4.7 on Google Play Store.
Google Play Store Link for ‘National Test Abhyas’ – Click here
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced a large number of students to reevaluate their choices of studying abroad in Europe or the USA. With a large number of representations received from students, NTA has officially announced that the Online JEE Main Application Form will be available for students on the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in – from 19th May 2020 to 24th May 2020.
As per the official notification, Indian students who were scheduled to join colleges abroad had requested NTA with the proposal, as they were now keen to pursue studies within India due to the changed circumstances arising from COVID-19. Thus, they requested to appear for JEE Main 2020, and NTA accepted by giving one last opportunity to fill the JEE Main Application Form.
As in the previous windows, the Application Form window will be closed at 5 PM on 24th May 2020, with the final window to pay the JEE Main Application Fee being 11:50 PM. The payment can be made using Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI and PayTM.
The important point to note here is that the JEE Main Application Form is re-opened for each and every student who might have been unable to submit their application fee or might have been unable to complete the application process due to any reason. To read the full notification released by NTA, click here.
Correction Window From 25th to 31st May
As previously speculated by multiple sources, JEE Main Form Correction Facility will also be re-opened for all students, along with the scope of changing exam city preference. The Form Correction Facility will be open from 25th May to 31st May 2020. This facility shall be open for all the candidates, along with the latest applications received from candidates during 19th to 24th May.
The correction facility will be open for the 4th time now considering the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 which has forced students to move to their hometowns. NTA has assured yet again that the authorities shall make complete efforts to allot exam city as per the preference provided but the same is subject to the availability of capacity in the desired city. It might also be possible that due to administrative reasons, a different city is allotted to the candidates. NTA’s decision will be final regarding this allotment.
Candidates will be able to submit corrections by 5 PM on 31st May 2020 and the final window for submission of the fee shall be 11:50 PM. Do note that additional fee shall be required only for corrections which have a different application fee. The fee can be paid through credit/debit card, net banking, UPI and PayTM.
JEE Main 2020 April (now July) Session has been postponed by more than 3 months due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) all over the country and is now scheduled to be conducted from 18th to 23rd July 2020.
The new dates for JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 have been finally announced. Taking a precautionary measure, HRD Minister has set the dates from 18th July to 23rd July 2020, which will help curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease all over the country and also possibly ensure the safety of students if the active cases are brought down. Students now have approximately 2 months more to prepare for the examination which is sought as the screening test for top engineering colleges of India.
Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, has suggested that aspirants must prepare for the examination by self-study. Maximum mock tests must be attempted by students during this extra time period. He also suggested students must study every chapter deeply and conceptualise major topics on their own.
Do not mug up!
Anand stated that a lot of students try to mug up the concepts as well as the formula without understanding the reasons or practical approach behind it. He said that this extra time must be utilised by students to learn and understand how the concepts were created. He further said, “A student can crack the JEE Main or other entrance examination by memorising the formula without actually understanding the concept. Nevertheless, the logic behind the formula is important to understand else you might forget what you learnt. Therefore, this quarantine period must be used wisely by pointing the attention towards actual concepts behind a formula or an equation, rather than just memorizing everything.”
Kumar talked about the issues with engineering aspirants. He said that the students face difficulty while creating a balance between board exams and entrance tests. He said, “Students must create a timetable during this lockdown. They must adhere to the same and accordingly allot time for revising chapters and attempting the mock tests as a full mock test takes 3 hours.” Moreover, analysis of a mock test also takes time and students must consider this while studying thoroughly.
Kumar said that this time is useful to figure out new tricks to solve a single problem in multiple ways. Aspirants should enjoy solving questions and create similar questions from the one they have solved. This might help in discovering short tricks to solve similar types of questions.
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Use your books wisely
He recommended that if a student is trying to understand the logic, he/she must start with the most basic concept book. “According to famous mathematician David Hilbert, simpler books attract the most. So, restart your self-study following basic concept books at first. Try to learn the reason behind each concept, for example, why the area of the triangle is ‘half base times height’,” he described.
Anand Kumar uses social media to engage aspirants. He regularly posts questions which might be interesting to solve. He said, “ Students must keep reading until they understand the concept. If they still find it difficult then help from some other refresher book can be taken. After finally understanding the logic, make short notes and keep revising them. Mark one star against a topic or question which you can answer at the very first attempt. Consider this as an easy concept. Those which you find more difficult, mark two stars, while a three-star for the toughest problem or concept. During the second revision, focus on concepts that have been marked two and three stars by you and in the subsequent revision, just focus on three-star chapters. Create short notes that you can read every day.”
JEE Main is being conducted twice since 2019 in two sessions – January and April. While the January 2020 session was conducted without any hassles, April session has been postponed till July 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease and the subsequent lockdown imposed to curb the spread.
With a lot of news reports mentioning reduction of the syllabus in new academic sessions for JEE Main and NEET and other examinations due to delay caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the country-wide lockdown, it is natural that rumours about the current session of JEE Main 2020 were bound to spread. In a news report published by NDTV, an NTA official has clarified that there will be no reduction in the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 which is scheduled for 18th to 23rd July 2020 now. NTA is the official conducting agency for JEE Main and NEET, which comes directly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Sorting out rumours about the exam
Rumours about the reduction in the syllabus were emerging stating that the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 has been reduced due to the distress caused by COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread.
“Do not believe the rumours. The syllabus for both JEE Main and NEET examinations remains the same”, said the NTA official.
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has stated in the live session held on Facebook and Twitter, as well as, in a separate statement with Indian Express that the syllabus for the upcoming academic year will be reduced according to the time period lost. There were no mentions about the current year syllabus due to which speculations from the internet started emerging.
With the postponement of the exam dates and the JEE Main new dates set for July 3rd week, it was needless to say that the exam syllabus remained the same as before. Moreover, students now have a reasonable, rather sufficient time to prepare for the examination as the exams have been delayed by over 3 months. Aspirants of the JEE Main examination usually start preparing right from the start of Class 11th and some even start from class 10th.
JEE Main and Advanced New Dates Announced
New dates for JEE Main 2020 were announced recently by Union HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. He announced that the JEE Main 2020 will be conducted from 18th to 23rd July 2020. The exam was previously postponed twice by the NTA. He also announced the new dates for NEET 2020 which will now be held on 26th July 2020.
JEE Advanced 2020 dates have also been announced by MHRD. It is the screening test for admissions to IITs and will be held on 23rd August 2020. Only top 2.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main are allowed to take JEE Advanced.
Also Read | JEE Advanced Exam Dates
With the announcement of JEE Main new exam dates for the 2020 session i.e. from 18th to 23rd July 2020, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal stated the mindset of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. No risks to be taken on the life of students. Mr Pokhriyal has now announced the new exam dates for JEE Advanced 2020 which shall be conducted by IIT Delhi this year on 23rd August 2020 now. The exam was previously scheduled for May 2020 but was later postponed by IIT Delhi amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic growing all across the country.
Students, here is the news you all have been waiting for!
JEE (Advanced) 2020 will be held on 23rd August 2020.
I wish you all the best. pic.twitter.com/9EuAAyLwMH
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 7, 2020
The delay has caused a deep impact on the mental pressure of the students along with uncertainty about the future of admissions to various colleges. Although, this matter is being discussed, as stated by Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, along with lowering the pressure on students by reducing the syllabus for the upcoming academic calendar.
Around 2.5 lakh candidates will finally appear for JEE Advanced 2020, after being screened through JEE Main 2020, which will then decide their allotment to the various undergraduate courses of 23 Indian Institute of Technology. Approximately there are 11,000 seats available in all the undergraduate courses of all the IITs combined. This means that out of 2.5 lakh candidates of IIT JEE Advanced 2020, only 11,000 might get through the final stage.
When will the academic calendar start?
It is being estimated that the academic calendar is delayed around 3 months. The JEE Advanced 2020 was supposed to be held on 17th May 2020 if the Coronavirus pandemic has not hit the world. With new dates for the 3rd week of August, the exam is delayed by 3 months. There have been no scheduled dates released for the JEE Main Counselling Process which usually takes up to 2 months. This implies that the calendar might tentatively start from October 2020. With a long delay causing an imbalance in studies, it is also important to note whether the syllabus that will be reduced for the upcoming calendar year will affect further studies of students during colleges as nevertheless, almost all topics of various subjects are deemed necessary for advanced college-level studies.
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Minister of India, hosted a live session with students on Facebook and Twitter on 5th May 2020. As a relief to the uncertainty for students as well as parents, he announced that the JEE Main 2020 April session will be held from 18th to 23rd July 2020. He also announced new dates for NEET 2020 which shall now be held on 26th July 2020. The session was hosted to address the queries of students who had been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic all across the country.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates
Previously, it was announced by the authorities that JEE Main 2020 April session will be held during the end of May 2020. But to ensure the safety of students amid the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, JEE Main 2020 new dates are set from 18th to 23rd July 2020. He also stated that JEE Advanced 2020 will be held in August 2020.
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Dates
The release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card might be around 10 to 14 days before the exam, depending on the gravity of situation. Earlier, it was scheduled to released on March 27, 2020. The complete revised dates for JEE Main 2020 will be released on the official website. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for the latest information.
Queries regarding the upcoming academic calendar
A few queries from students were regarding the study pressure in the coming academic calendar. The syllabus for the following academic year will be reduced according to the time period lost, said Mr Pokhriyal. Due to COVID-19, the academic schedule has been delayed. With this concern, HRD ministry has central and other educational boards to reduce the syllabus for the 2021 academic year proportionately.
Dates for CBSE Board Examinations
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal also announced that the decision on dates for 29 CBSE Board exams still pending, will be taken in accordance with the situation of COVID-19 among various districts. The situation has been reviewed and dates for the examinations will be announced within a day or two. This poses a question towards students who were appearing for JEE Main 2020 along with 12th Boards this year because the percentage score of 12th standard is an important criterion for admission to colleges.
Useful Resources to Prepare under Lockdown
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked students to utilise maximum online resources for studying during COVID-19 lockdown. Online portals such as Diksha, Swayam, National Digital Library of India are available for free to students with around 2000 online content. Other than this, Swayam Prabha television channel is telecasting regular educational content for exams completely free on DTH service. Content on Swayam Prabha channel is provided from school to college-level curriculum.
As per the latest developments and a recent tweet by Press Trust of India (PTI), HRD ministry will announce the new dates for JEE Main 2020 April session on 5th May 2020. The release of JEE Main new dates is coming amid the 3rd lockdown announced by the government until 17th May 2020. Along with JEE Main, the HRD Ministry will also announce dates for NEET 2020. Both of these exams have been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, until the end of May as per the official notice. While Union HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has stated that the exams will likely be conducted in June 2020.
COVID-19 lockdown: HRD Ministry to announce fresh dates for JEE, NEET on May 5
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 3, 2020
Reactions concerning safety of students
In response to the tweet above, reactions poured in concerning the health of students. Many users were concerned about risking lives of students as the exams will ultimately lead to breaking social distancing which is being considered the ‘new normal’ to combat against the fatal COVID-19 disease.
A few reactions also came in regarding lockdown by a few states. Recently, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had announced there will be no public gatherings until June 30. Students were concerned about how the exams will be conducted with these disputes in lockdown among states and the central government.
@HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank why so early announcing the tentative dates? Let’s things settle down then exam can be conducted, Italy Spain announced schools / colleges not gonna open before October, Don’t risk life of lakhs of students
— Rahul (@WOB5555) May 3, 2020
Let this COVID19 cases end.
— Suzaan Ahmed (@ahmed_suzaan) May 3, 2020
Many students also considered this as a good initiative as this will put an end to the anxiety among candidates. Students will be able to focus on studies and will have some assurance regarding the future of admissions in their dream college.
Safety measures will be taken
It is likely that the new dates announced for both JEE Main as well as NEET will be for exams being conducted in or after June 2020. Government, as well as the HRD Ministry, must have prepared for the precautionary measures to be taken to conduct these examinations. With lockdown being eased for Orange and Green zones of the country, it seems possible that the examination will be conducted soon. Moreover, to ensure that sanitization is followed, NTA might conduct the examinations in a single shift under a long set of at least 10 to 14 days.
The education sector will still remain at a halt, as the Home Ministry has extended the lockdown till May 17, 2020. This is the 2nd time that the government has extended the lockdown, owing to the ongoing pandemic COVID-19. As a consequence, all the institutions, including colleges and schools will remain closed further, for the next two weeks, without any exceptions for any area or zone. These educational institutions were closed in March due to the growing dangers of the spread of coronavirus.
The entire country has been classified into three zones (Red, Orange and Green), depending upon the intensity of the spread of the disease in a particular district, the red zones being the most affected. The educational sector did not form a part of the relaxations allowed by the Home Ministry yesterday to the orange and green zones. As per MHA guidelines, all the institutions, colleges, schools, training centers will be closed till May 17, 2020, until further notice.
Pending Board Exams and Entrance exams have postponed further
This unforeseeable fate has doomed the entire globe. Each one of our lives is getting by this inevitable situation including the students of the education sector who were appearing for their board examinations or seeking admissions in schools and colleges. All the national entrance exams such as JEE Main 2020 and NEET UG 2020 have been postponed indefinitely until they get any concrete information as to when the lockdown will be uplifted. As for Class 10 and 12 Board examinations, it was speculated that the pending exams will be conducted in mid-May. However, with this extension, the students will have to wait for the official announcement for these exams from MHRD and NTA about the pending board exams and entrance exams.
Impact on Students
Students are advised to not panic in the current situation instead they must utilize this time to the fullest. Students got more time to prepare for the upcoming exams. To prepare for the JEE Main 2020, NDLI has offered free access to the preparation module. Read More