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Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 02:57 pm
Pune’s Chirag Falor scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main 2020 in his second attempt. His All India Rank in JEE Main is 12th. In addition to this, he has been able to get admission to one of the best colleges in the world i.e. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
According to Chirag, the entrance exam for IITs is the toughest. Even though he had secured admission to MIT, he took the JEE just to get an ‘experience’ of it.
‘IIT entrance is toughest of all’
He said, “I wanted to appear for JEE as I have been preparing for it since 4 year. Definitely, IIT entrance is the toughest exam. Assessment of students at international colleges such as MIT, is conducted on the basis of their personality and the amount of dedication they have poured into studies given the amount of resources. However, IITs have a completely different criteria. Even the application process for an MIT was very lengthy. I had to write essays, details on my personality, my background. But for IITs, it’s the preparation that is too lengthy.”
For the first attempt that was held in January 2020, Chirag Falor attained a score of 99.9897 percentile. He has not been able to get a US visa as the embassies are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. For now, he attends online classes at MIT ending at 3 am. While sleeping during the day, he has been studying for JEE Advanced too, which is scheduled for 27th September.
Awardee of Bal Shakti Puraskar
Chirag Falor was also awarded Bal Shakti Puraskar by PM Narendra Modi in January. He was awarded for representing India at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Meet my friend Chirag Falor, a Bal Puraskar awardee. Winner of national and international math and science competitions, he represented India in the International Olympiad Award on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Chirag has a bright future ahead and I wish him success. pic.twitter.com/B2YPdIsWb3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 24, 2020
Due to his interest in space and heavenly bodies, he wants to pursue research in astrophysics. While kids used to demand for toys, he demanded for a telescope when he was much younger in Class 8th. Chirag scored 98.4% in his CBSE class 12th boards.
Last updated on September 10th, 2020 at 12:20 pm
The central government and education ministry has been facing backlash since they decided not to postpone the entrance exams. Amid the floods, with the already surging COVID-19 pandemic, the students had to travel to their exam centres thousands of kilometers away. Due to this, many exam centres reported low attendance with merely 50% students taking the JEE Main 2020.
However, Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal opened up on twitter to reveal the official statistics of the attendance. He also clarified what could be the reason that many students did not appear for the second attempt of JEE Main.
Out of 8.58 lakh #JEEMains applicants, 6.35 lakhs appeared for the exam. Central & respective State Governments assured all possible assistance to the students, for which I compliment all State Governments as well. This entire effort displayed the spirit of cooperative federalism
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 9, 2020
According to Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, 6.35 lakh students appeared for JEE Main 2020 out of total 8.58 lakh applicants. This means 2.23 lakh or around 25% students did not appear for the exam amid COVID-19 pandemic, or among other calamities such as floods in Nagpur.
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He also thanked the state governments and central government for providing assistance in conducting the JEE Main entrance with all COVID-19 Safety Protocols. Dr Pokhriyal also mentioned, “Students may have done well in January exams. Hence, they might not have felt the need to sit for JEE Main again.”
#JEEMains Exams are held twice in a year. The previous one was held in January this year. Several students who didn’t appear for the exam in Sept may have done well in the January exam hence did not feel the need to sit for the exam this time. We are ascertaining those numbers.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 9, 2020
The attendance statistics previously revealed a low percentage of students appearing on Day 1 of JEE Main 2020, but the numbers grew with 80% attendance from Day 2 to Day 6. B.Arch and B.Planning Papers of JEE Main 2020 were scheduled on Day 1 (1st September), which usually have a low number of registrations.
For January 2020 session statistics, over 11 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main and more than 10 lakh students appeared for the exam.
With a low number of candidates appearing for exam in this session, it is possible that JEE Main Cut Off is likely to decrease. This will also affect the college cut offs that are decided by JoSAA during JoSAA Counselling for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.
Last updated on September 10th, 2020 at 10:20 am
On 9 September 2020, The Union Education Minister said that the process for JEE Main 2020 Result for April/September session has started and will be declared soon. NTA has successfully conducted the JEE Main exam from 1 to 6 September 2020 at various exam centres in India. Once the result will be declared, candidates will be able to check the same on jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Over 8 lakhs candidates appeared for the JEE Main 2020 exam. Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal thanked students and parents for reposing trust in the government and participating in JEE Main exam.
My heartfelt thanks to all students and parents for reposing trust in the government and participating in #JEEMain exam. Process for result declaration has begun and results will be announced soon. @PIB_India @MIB_India @EduMinOfIndia @DDNewslive
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 9, 2020
NTA has also released the JEE Main 2020 Answer key on its official website. Candidates who have attempted the exam can challenge the answer key of their respective shift. Aspirants must challenge the answer key before 10 September 2020.
Also Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top NITs
How to Check JEE Main 2020 Results?
To check JEE Main 2020 result students have to follow the steps mentioned below:-
- Visit the NTA’s official site i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in
- Click on “JEE Main 2020 Results”
- Enter required credentials such as Application Number and Date of Birth
- The result will appear on the screen
Candidates are advised to download the result and save it for future references.
After the result declaration, candidates who will score the minimum qualifying cut off marks will be eligible to apply for the National Institute Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). And the top 2.5 lakh candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 exam. The registration for JEE Advanced 2020 will begin from 12 September 2020.
Last updated on September 2nd, 2020 at 07:12 pm
Its Day 2 for JEE Main and the first shift of B.E / B.Tech paper has been concluded. The exam is conducted for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) of JEE Main 2020 was conducted yesterday.
According to students, the COVID-19 social distancing and sanitization guidelines were followed outside and inside the exam centres. Students were put through thermal screening, provided fresh surgical masks and also asked to sanitize at all entry checkpoints inside the examination halls.
Students’ Reaction For JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E / B.Tech)
As per the majority of students, JEE Main Paper 1 of first shift was of easy to moderate difficulty level.
- The Physics section was a bit tough than expected with lengthy questions.
- Numerical Value Questions were easier in Mathematics.
- Chemistry had more theoretical questions instead of numericals.
- Majority of questions were from 12th Syllabus only.
According to the experts from Aakash Institute, the exam in 1st shift was moderate. The mathematics section was easier than January 2020 session. Physics was the toughest section of all and Chemistry was also easy and quick to solve.
SOP Not Followed After Exiting Exam Halls
A few students have tweeted about no guidelines being followed once the exam has concluded. Students seem to be rushing without any social distancing to leave from exam halls.
— Vivek pandey (@Vivekpandey21) September 2, 2020
— Sourabh Kumar lenka (@sourabh_k_l) September 2, 2020
The JEE Main Paper 2 is being conducted by NTA in 660 centres in India and 8 centres abroad. First shift is conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM and second shift will start from 3 PM to 6 PM.
For the April / September session, 841188 students have registered for the B.E / B.Tech paper. Almost 85,000 students will appear today in the first shift of JEE Main.
Paper Analysis by Students
Students can check the JEE Main Paper Analysis and first reactions from students of various states below.
Candidates were happy about the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines being followed at the exam centres. JEE Main B.E/B.Tech paper’s difficulty level was moderate.
A candidate named Rajan Singh said, “The exam was moderate to difficult for me. I got nervous when the computer suddenly shut down for me. I lost around 5 minutes there.”
One of the candidates at JEE centre of Chandigarh, Chirag Bhatia, said that due to postponement he got much more time to prepare his weak topics in Chemistry. Many students reported that Chemistry was easiest of all sections. Physics was the toughest.
A student named Tanish said that NTA’s Sample Papers for JEE Main were much tougher than exam held in 1st Shift today.
A total of 16 centres in 9 cities were allocated for JEE Main in Haryana. Students were reporting to the exam centres at staggered time slots mentioned in their Admit Cards.
Sumit Kumar from Hisar said that he was happy the exams were not postponed further. Now, he is free of the anxiousness due to exams. He added, “Government have saved us the entire academic year by conducting the exams on time. Students should not be worried about safety protocols at the exam centres.
Divya Rani, a JEE Main candidate, took the exam from Patliputra centre. She said, “Physics was lengthy and time-consuming. Chemistry section was easiest as major questions were theoretical and same as NCERT books. Maths was also easy compared to expectations of major students.”
Overall, students said that the exam was much easier than the January Session of JEE Main 2020.
What Items To Carry At Exam Halls?
Candidates can carry only the following items inside exam halls. Facility to store bags has been provided to candidates as per JEE Main COVID-19 Safety Protocols released by NTA.
- JEE Main 2020 Admit Card (Duly filled with signed self-declaration)
- Valid Photo ID proof (Aadhar, PAN, Driving Licence etc)
- Addition Photo to be pasted in the attendance sheet
- Transparent ballpoint pen (no pens will be provided at exam halls)
- Mask (fresh mask will be provided at exam centres)
- Hand sanitizer (50 ml transparent bottle)
- Transparent Water Bottle (No facility for drinking water at exam halls)
Keep checking this page for latest updates on JEE Main Day 2, B.Tech Paper Analysis.
Last updated on August 31st, 2020 at 01:05 pm
Even after long protests and tweets with hashtags and multiple requests from state governments, the JEE Main 2020 has not postponed further. The JEE Main 2020 begins from tomorrow with B.Arch and B.Planning paper on 1st September and B.Tech paper from 2nd to 6th September.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still at large and daily cases are breaking records everyday. To ensure the safety of students, JEE Main Admit Card was released with 4 pages, including the instructions and COVID-19 Advisory / Safety Protocols.
What Items Are Allowed Inside JEE Main Exam Centres?
It also has a self-declaration form on the very first page similar to the Aarogya Setu Self Assessment Test. To help students with what is permissible at JEE Main Exam Centres, here is a list with complete details-
- Admit Card – With Self-Declaration Completely Filled and Signatures of self and parents.
- Valid Government ID – Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, PAN Card etc. must also be carried at all times.
- Simple transparent ballpoint pen – Earlier pens were provided by NTA at the exam centres to all the students. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and probable transmission of virus on using the same pens, this will be discontinued. Hence, students have to bring their own ballpoint pens.
- An Additional Photograph – Students must carry an additional passport photo to the exam centre same as the one provided in your JEE Main Admit Card. To take the attendance, invigilator will provide hand sanitizer after which candidates have to paste the photo in the attendance sheet.
- Personal Hand Sanitizer Bottle (50 ml) – Even though hand sanitizers will be provided at every point at the exam centres, candidates will be allowed to carry a small transparent hand sanitizer bottle of 50 ml.
- Water Bottle (Transparent) – Students will not be provided any facility for drinking water this time, again due to COVID-19. There are chances of crowds at drinking water points. Hence, students are advised to bring their own transparent water bottle at the exam centres.
Also Check JEE Main Exam Schedule
What is NOT Allowed?
The following is not allowed-
- No student can carry their mobile phones inside the exam hall. Students have been asked to install Aarogya Setu on their phones but students cannot carry their phones inside.
- Rough sheets will be placed at the allotted systems by invigilators while wearing gloves to ensure safety and hygiene. Students must not bring any rough sheets of their own at the exam halls.
- No other electronic device will be allowed at the exam centres such as calculators, bluetooth watches or headphones. Signal jammers will be installed at the exam halls.
Students have also been advised to wear light clothes, with slippers or open-toe sandals. Social distancing will be followed at all times and parents will be asked to leave the exam centres soon after dropping their son/daughter.
Last updated on August 26th, 2020 at 12:10 pm
The voices of students are rising as the dates for the JEE Main 2020 approaches closer. Now 4 state governments have written to the central government in view of rising COVID-19 cases and thus, postponing the JEE, NEET entrance exams.
Currently, JEE Main 2020 April/September session is scheduled for 1st to 6th September 2020. NTA has also released the JEE Main Admit Card 2020 for candidates with COVID-19 Advisory/Safety Protocols to follow.
- Till now, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi had supported the view that JEE Main and NEET 2020 must be postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases.
- Adding to the list, Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik also wrote a letter to Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal. He asked him to postpone the two entrance exams in India.
As per the latest reports, Sonia Gandhi will also hold a meeting with key ministers including Mamta Banerjee to discuss the issues relating to postponement of JEE Main & NEET exams amid to COVID-19 pandemic. Many other chief ministers have been invited to this meeting.
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- NTA Releases JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule, B.Tech/B.E. Paper From 2nd to 6th September
Bashing the requests, NTA had issued a Press Release on August 21 saying that the exams will be conducted with proper SOPs and safety protocols. NTA clarified that students have been provided the facility to change exam centres 5 times since March 2020.
Since then many political leaders, actors and activists have asked for postponing the JEE Main and NEET entrance exams. The most recent requests were from the actor Sonu Sood and renowned young environmentalist, Greta Thunberg.
Here’s the tweet by Greta Thunberg–
It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 25, 2020
And here’s what Sonu Sood requested Education Minister and PM Modi-
It’s my request to government of India, to postpone the #Neet/#JEE exams in the current situation of the country! In the given #COVID19 situation, we should care utmost & not risk the lives of students! #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID@EduMinOfIndia @PMOIndia
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 25, 2020
BJPs Subramaniam Swamy has also supported the cause and asked the central government to postpone JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020.
When I said NEET exams postponement, I meant postponement of all similar Entrance Exams like JEE, etc ! https://t.co/oSEB9thJLA
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 21, 2020
Among politicians, Mamta Banerjee asked the government to postpone JEE Main and NEET exams until the situation is conducive again.
Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students. (2/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 24, 2020
Students have been tweeting with hashtags #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID and asking the education minister to postpone the exams. The exams are only 5 days away. Students are anxious whether exams will be finally conducted or if it will be postponed again. What do you think? Comment below.
Last updated on August 17th, 2020 at 02:11 pm
The Supreme Court of India heard the PILs filed for and against the postponement of JEE Main 2020 and NEET (UG) 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea was heard by the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court, who announced the final verdict. As per the decision, the plea seeking postponement of JEE Main 2020 and NEET (UG) 2020 was rejected by the Supreme Court. Both the exams will now be conducted as per the schedule in September 2020.
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) August 17, 2020
Live Updates on Supreme Court Hearing
12:07 PM: The SC Judges Bench dismissed the petition to postpone JEE Main & NEET exams. According to the final order of the Supreme Court bench, the exams cannot be delayed any further as “Career of students will be put under peril”.
12:06 PM: Advocate Alok says the Prime Minister mentioned in his 15th Aug speech that a vaccine for COVID-19 is coming soon. Not seeking to postpone the exams indefinitely but only until some time.
12:05 PM: On behalf of NTA, Solicitor General, Mr Tushar Mehta, assured that exams will be conducted with adequate measures/precautions to curb the spread of coronavirus.
12:02 PM: Justice Arun Mishra states that not conducting exams will be a loss to the country. Students will lose the entire academic year.
12:01 PM: “Life should move on even during COVID-19. How can we just stop the exam? We must move on”, says Justice Arun Mishra over plea seeking a postponement.
12:00 PM: Justice Arun Mishra addressed that there are two PILs filed for and against the postponement of the entrance exams JEE Main and NEET. One seeking postponement and one seeking conduct without any delay.
11:57 AM: Hearing for JEE Main, NEET Exam Dates begins
Last updated on August 17th, 2020 at 12:14 pm
According to the official notice from NTA, the dates for downloading JEE Main Admit Card 2020 were to be displayed 15 days prior to the exam dates. Meanwhile, JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates were revised to 1st – 6th September 2020.
Considering the gap, admit cards for the delayed April 2020 session were likely to be issued on 15th August 2020. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple PILs filed in the Supreme Court demanding postponement of JEE Main and NEET (UG) have delayed the announcement of admit cards for JEE Main. The apex court will hear these pleas likely on August 17th 2020.
“Conduct JEE Main Only After Normalcy Is Restored”
The plea demanding postponement was filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava. It mentioned that “Conducting the entrance exams all over India at such perilous times will endanger the lives of millions of students at utmost risk and danger of disease and death.” The plea asked that it would be best to conduct the entrance exams only after the “normalcy is restored” after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As against the plea filed demanding postponement, there was a plea filed in favour of conducting JEE Main and NEET exams as per the schedule, without any further delay. The Supreme Court of India will hear both the pleas.
Even though the plea has been filed, there hasn’t been any statement from NTA regarding what steps might be taken in terms of conducting or delaying the JEE Main 2020. As soon as the SC bench passes its judgement, the conducting body might take quick actions.
So, here’s how to download JEE Main Admit Card-
- Head to the official website – jeemain.nta.ac.in
- Click on “JEE Main Admit Card Download”
- Enter your Registration Number and DOB or Registration Number and Password.
- Enter the captcha as provided.
- Click submit and your admit card will appear.
- Use the print option or click on the download button to save the admit card as PDF.
It is suggested to read the guidelines for exam centres properly. NTA might even release the guidelines separately to bring the attention of students on code of conduct amid the COVID-19 pandemic.