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Last updated on September 12th, 2020 at 10:19 am
It is a day of rejoice for many, and maybe a setback for a few, as the National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the JEE Main 2020 Results today for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech). NTA successfully conducted JEE Main 2020 between 1st to 6th September 2020. On Day 1, B.Arch and B.Planning Papers were conducted, while from 2nd to 6th Day, B.E/B.Tech Paper was conducted.
The exams were held amid complete COVID-19 Safety Protocols. With the announcement of JEE Main Results for April / September 2020 session, students will be more inclined to know about qualifying JEE Main Cut Off.
- Top 2.5 lakh candidates will also be able to register for JEE Advanced 2020 soon.
- Based on JEE Main Results, JoSAA Counselling will be organised for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.
How To Check JEE Main 2020 Result?
The steps to check the JEE Main April / September 2020 Result are given below-
- Head over to the official website of JEE Main 2020 i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in
- Click on “JEE (Main) 2020 NTA Score Paper 1”.
- Now, enter Application Number, DOB and Security Pin.
- Click on Submit and your scorecard will appear.
- Download this JEE Main 2020 Scorecard as PDF and save it safely for future reference.
Currently, there is no information as to when the JEE Main Scorecard for B.Arch and B.Planning will be released. But it is expected to release soon as the registrations for JEE Advanced will be beginning soon enough.
Last updated on September 1st, 2020 at 01:00 pm
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, comprising Justices Ravi Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala, refused to stay the JEE Main exams. However, they said that students in flood-hit parts of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, who have been unable to travel to JEE Main Exam Centres can request National Testing Agency (NTA) and seek for re-examination.
They requested NTA to consider these requests and take a decision after verifying all the facts related to the request. JEE Main 2020 has begun all across the country from 1st September 2020, initially with B.Arch and B.Planning papers.
What Did the High Court Say?
The court said, “This situation is very serious and students should not lose the opportunity without any of their fault. The affected student can apply to NTA through their centre coordinator. NTA will then finalise upon consulting with the district collector within the time period of 15 days.”
What was asked by the petitioner?
The letter to seek postponement was written by Nitesh Bawankar, one of the residents of Bhandara district of Maharashtra. He asked for postponement of JEE Main in flood-hit areas of Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli.
On Monday, the court asked Union & State Government and NTA to consider postponing the JEE Main exam due to heavy floods. Due to floods, many students would not be able to take the exam as travelling to exam centres would be impossible.
Last updated on August 27th, 2020 at 02:31 pm
The Director-General of NTA, Dr Vineet Joshi, has assured students in a live interview with DD News that entrance exams like JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in a ‘safe and secure’ manner. He has also said that a detailed plan has been set to conduct the JEE Main and NEET entrance exams.
Even though JEE Main Admit Card 2020 has been released for candidates, there have been requests to postpone the exam from various state governments. Students can download their JEE Main Admit Card from jeemain.nta.nic.in. NTA has also released the NEET 2020 Admit Card on 26th August.
A total of 7.41 lakh candidates out of 8.58 lakh have downloaded the admit cards. Only 332 candidates have requested for change of their centre cities, which are being considered positively. #JEENEET pic.twitter.com/DTzvORkNgn
— DD News (@DDNewslive) August 26, 2020
How Well Is NTA Prepared?
As per the official statement by NTA, 7.41 lakh candidates have downloaded their respective JEE Main Admit Card. Almost 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the April/September 2020 session.
- In the official press release, NTA also clarified that the number of JEE Main Exam Centres have been increased many folds from 570 to 660. The number of shifts has also been increased from 8 to 12 which has reduced the number of test-takers in each shift.
- As per the official figures, JEE Main 2020 has 120 candidates and each centre instead of 234 last year.
Mr Joshi quoted various points of COVID-19 Safety Protocols for JEE Main 2020 issued by NTA in the interview. He said that further postponement of the entrance exams will hamper the academic year for many students.
He also mentioned about the Odd-Even Rule to be followed at JEE Main Exam Halls. The seating arrangement will be in a manner that students of each shift will sit on alternate systems. Further, first shift candidates will be seated on odd-numbered systems while second shift candidates will be seated on even-numbered systems. This will ensure that on a single day, no two candidates use the same computers.
Here’s the full interview of Dr Vineet Joshi-
The staff and other officials of NTA have been preparing to implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) at the exam centres properly. The JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards will work as travel passes for containment zones.
However, it is yet to see how many students will actually take the JEE Main entrance exam during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases reached a new high of 75,000+ on Thursday with total cases soaring to 33 lakhs in India.
Last updated on August 21st, 2020 at 02:21 pm
While the country is fighting COVID-19, students are fighting COVID-19 and exams, altogether. National Testing Agency (NTA) has also released the schedule for B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning Paper of JEE Main.
- B.Arch and B.Planning paper will be conducted on 1st September 2020 (Tuesday).
- B.E./B.Tech Paper will be conducted from 2nd to 6th September 2020.
The JEE Main Admit Card was released on 17th August 2020 with exam slots and venue. The candidates have to fill the self-declaration (undertaking) in order to enter the exam centre.
The complete exam schedule has been provided below-
|Paper||Subject||Number and Type of Questions||Time (IST)|
|First Shift||Second Shift|
|B.Tech/ B.E.||Mathematics||20 Objective MCQs + 5 Questions with numerical value||09:00 AM – 12:00 noon||03:00 PM – 06:00 PM|
|B.Arch.||Mathematics- Part I||20 Objective MCQs + 5 Questions with numerical value||09:00 AM – 12:00 noon||03:00 PM – 06:00 PM|
|Aptitude Test- Part II||50 Objective MCQs|
|Drawing Test- Part III||2|
|B.Planning||Mathematics- Part I||20 Objective MCQs + 5 Questions with numerical value||03:00 PM – 06:00 PM|
|Aptitude Test- Part II||50 Objective MCQs|
|Planning Based Questions- Part III||25 Objective MCQs|
Candidates who have opted for both B.Arch and B.Planning paper will have a single shift of 3 PM to 6:30 PM only.
COVID-19 Advisory (Safety Protocols) For Candidates
As per the advisory, NTA will maintain proper social distancing at exam centres to ensure health and safety of students is not at risk.
Only a few items are allowed at the exam centres-
- JEE Main Admit Card 2020 with duly filled undertaking on an A4 sheet
- Hand Sanitizer in 50 ml bottle
- Transparent Water Bottle
- BallPoint Pen
- Additional Photograph
- And a valid photo ID proof
Candidates can read the complete advisory here. The advisory is divided into 3 parts for candidates – At Entry, During Examination and After Examination.
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.
|JEE Main 2020||JEE Main Revision|
|JEE Main Question Paper||JEE Advanced Admit Card|
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.
Last updated on July 30th, 2020 at 11:49 am
National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) was released on Wednesday after almost 34 years. The new changes introduced by the central government have been applauded by many educationists. The Ministry of Human Resource Development will now be officially renamed as the Ministry of Education. Instead of 1.3%, the contribution of GDP in the education sector will now be 6%.
In a much-needed change, NEP 2020 has mentioned that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a common aptitude test for the higher education of students. NTA currently conducts exams like JEE Main, NEET, UGC-NET and other university entrance exams such as IGNOU exam, JNU exam, Delhi University exam and others.
Along with a common entrance exam, NTA will also offer specialized common subject exams in various streams such as science, humanities, languages, arts and vocational subjects. All these exams will be conducted at least twice a year to ensure maximum participation from students, without the hassles of losing a year towards progressing in their higher education.
No Need of Coachings For ‘Cracking’ Exams
This new entrance exam policy seems much similar to that of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) in the USA. The SAT is conducted for admission to UG courses of various colleges and universities in the USA.
Under the head of “Transforming Assessment for Student Development” in NEP 2020, it is mentioned that the current system of entrance exams will be amended to “eliminate the need for taking coaching for ‘cracking’ the exams”. This could mean that the current requirements for admission and the criteria for assessment under JEE Main, might be reformed in the next year with a major change.
IITs and NITs will also be encouraged to take admissions based on results of Regional, National and International Olympiads for their undergraduate courses. Many such reforms are yet to be interpreted for changes in the school-based education and higher education of students.
In another change, a new regulatory body might be overcome the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which are responsible for providing affiliations and setting standards for universities and technical colleges in India. This new regulator will be called the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). This could marginally change the management of the higher education sector of India with roles and responsibilities changing accordingly.
Last updated on July 21st, 2020 at 02:31 pm
A few months after the COVID-19 halted the second session of JEE Main 2020, NTA launched their newly developed android application ‘National Test Abhyas’ for free online mock tests of JEE Main 2020 and NEET (UG) 2020. In a new record, the National Test Abhyas has reached a new high of 30 lakh sessions taken by JEE Main and NEET aspirants, in just 55 days.
NTA’s application was launched since there was no more possibility of running NTA’s Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for JEE Main aspirants amid the country-wide lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also asked schools and colleges to opt new ideas for assessment such as this, in case the lockdown on schools and colleges is extended in future. He appreciated this milestone in a tweet.
Happy to share that @DG_NTA‘s mobile application launched during #Covid19 lockdown for JEE (Main) and NEET aspirants called ‘National Test Abhyas’ has touched a milestone of delivering 30 lakh free online practice sessions in just 55 days.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 19, 2020
Better Performance by App against TPCs
As per a detailed report, 7.67 lakh JEE aspirants have taken the JEE Main Mock Tests on the National Test Abhyas App. 33.9 lakh hours have been spent by test takers on the NTA’s application with an average of 7 JEE Main tests taken by each candidate.
Compared to the NTAs Test Practice Centres, the performance of National Test Abhyas has been outstanding within less than 10% of the time period. Only 5.4 lakh study hours were spent by students in 558 days at test practice centres set up by NTA since September 2018. This could be due to the registration process and other requirements which are not necessarily required for National Test Abhyas.
NTA is also looking for the opportunity to introduce other online mock tests on this application as the demand is rising. Meanwhile, MHRD is also looking for allowing the schools to utilise this platform as a replacement for classroom learning.
Currently, NTA JEE Main 2020 has been postponed by over 5 months and is scheduled to be conducted from 1st to 6th September 2020. Keep checking our website JEEMains.in for the latest updates on JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020!
Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 at 03:04 pm
In yet another relief to students, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that the JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 have been postponed. This decision was taken ‘keeping in mind the safety of students’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic as mentioned in his tweet. In a live webinar today with Sunil Chettri and PV Sindhu, he mentioned that JEE Main and NEET are important exams, yet safety of students is the first priority for the government. New exam dates for JEE Main 2020 are 1st to 6th September, 2020. Whereas, JEE Advanced 2020 is now scheduled for September 27th. Along with this, he has also postponed NEET 2020, which shall now be held on 13th September 2020, a week after JEE Main.
Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone #JEE & #NEET examinations. JEE Main examination will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET examination will be held on 13th Sept. pic.twitter.com/klTjtBxvuw
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 3, 2020
Students reacted happily towards this announcement with the tweet receiving more than 16,000 likes. A lot of students thanked him for this due measure. This would help not only the students, but also the government to focus on limiting the spread of coronavirus.
— Akankshya Kar (@kar_akankshya) July 3, 2020
This seems more like a temporary relief to almost 25 lac students. Almost 10 lac students have registered for JEE Main 2020 and 15 lac students for NEET. The COVID-19 cases are spreading like wildfire every day with close to 21,000 cases found on 2nd July. Even though the government is taking extreme measures to curb this spread, it is unlikely that the situation will be in control by the end of August. A lot of students feel the decision to postpone the exam will go in vain as the government might have to postpone the exam dates again during August.
Congratulations to every student.Still there will be many mean people who may not have liked this decision, but we all know that safety first! 🙏❣️#ThankyouNTAandHRD
— Ritik Tripathi (@Ritik1511) July 3, 2020
Mr Pokhriyal has asked students to keep preparing for the exam and to not stop studying. It is imperative that students must not stop as this gives them an opportunity to improve their chances of getting a good college. There are also few opinions on admission to colleges based on 10+2 scores. Meanwhile, NTA has not yet published any public notice on JEE Main 2020. The notice might explain more on the exam shifts and releasing date of JEE Main Admit Card. Keep checking our page for the latest updates on JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020, and stay safe!