JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)
The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human resources and Government of India has established NTA for the responsibilities of conducting JEE main from 2019 onwards. It helps students to pursue undergraduate courses in top Engineering institutes in India. Moreover, JEE main will also be an eligibility criteria for the JEE advanced. Paper I and Paper II are the two Part of the JEE Main. Hence, candidates can opt either one of the papers or both, which contains multiple choice questions. Paper I for B . E / B . Tech is a computer based exam and paper II for B.Arch. and B. Planning courses are computer based programs except 'Drawing Test' conducted in offline mode. From 2020 onwards Paper III is conducted for B. Planning.
Eligibility to write JEE Main
NTA has detailed eligibility criteria for JEE main. The main factor is there is no age limit for the exam.
Qualify exam: 12th grade or any equivalent exam such as two year Pre university exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy exam, Senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary certificate Vocational Examination, among others. Students should have appeared for the exam in recent years.
Qualifying Marks : There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in JEE Main exam. However, the candidate must secure 75 % Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65 %
Who can write JEE Main Paper 2 and 3
Diploma holders are not eligible to write this exam. The candidates can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years. The candidate should score 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry along with 50 % Aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
When is JEE Main 2021
The possibilities of delaying the JEE Main 202 is depending upon the pandemic situations. As per NTA application form will be available in 2020 September but it may be delayed due to the current situation Exam Pattern
JEE Main Paper 1 includes Mathematics, Physics and chemistry with 20 Objective and 10 Numerical questions from each subject. Out of 10 numerical questions, candidates will have to attempt only 5 questions. JEE Main Paper 2 has Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Test, it is an offline exam duration of 3 hours. Aptitude will also have 50 questions MCQs totaling 200 marks and Drawing Test have two questions with a total of 100 marks based on the drawings and skills on it. JEE Main Paper 3 will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based questions. The questions include mathematics and Aptitude from planning. Objective part consists of 50 questions and 25 from the planning side.
4 marks will be awarded for every right answer while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. In case of numerical questions 4 marks for the right answers. There are no negative marks for numerical and drawing question.