JEE Main 2019 registration closes on September 30, 2018

As it is just a day left for JEE Main registration, the first JEE main exam of 2019, to be held by National Testing Agency (NTA), is scheduled to be conducted in January. Online registration for the exam will be held till September 30, 2018, at NTA’s website Exam fees will be accepted till October 1, 2018 (11.50 pm). JEE Main is conducted for granting admission to Undergraduate Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. This year, the exam will be held from January 6 to January 20, 2019, according to an NDTV report. The NTA will allow candidates to edit their application form, from October 8 to October 14. The exam will be computer-based, not online. Earlier, students who registered for JEE Main had the option to select pen-paper mode or computer-based mode to choose as their preferred mode of exam. The second paper of the review which is conducted for B.Arch./B. Planning will partially be in the pen-paper manner as it includes a drawing test.

Aadhaar Not Mandatory for Registration

In the second week of September, NTA released an official notice stating that Aadhaar number, 12 digit identification number issued by UIDAI, is not mandatory for registering for JEE Main 2018 examination. Candidates can also give Passport number, Ration Card number, Bank Account number or any other valid Government identity number. The second JEE Main 2019 will be held in April. While it is not compulsory for candidates to appear in both the exams, but if any candidate does so, the best score will be considered for admission.

Students Guide

Engineering aspirants are now busy filling application forms for JEE Main 2019- first exam. The national level engineering entrance exam, which was conducted under the supervision of CBSE, will now be undertaken by the new body National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year. Both the JEE main exams will be held before the admissions in the coming academic session. The best of two NTA JEE main 2019 score will be considered for admission. While application process for the first exam has already begun, NTA will release the second notice in February 2019, noted the report.

Except for the architecture paper, JEE main will be a computer-based test of three hours duration. The exam will begin at 9.30 am in the morning session and 2.30 p.m. session; however candidates shall have to enter the exam hall before 8.45 am and 1.45 pm, respectively. The question paper will be in three languages: English, Hindi and Gujarati. In a first, in JEE main 2017, CBSE had allowed diabetic students to carry eatables to the exam hall. Continuing the practice, NTA has also allowed diabetic students to take sugar tablets/ fruits (like banana/apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the examination hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/ sandwich etc.

Irrespective of the age, candidates who have cleared class 12 exam in 2017 and 2018 are eligible to appear for JEE main 2019. Those who are in the final year can also apply. For JEE main exam, there’s no age limit to apply. Since the exam will be held in multiple sessions and there will be different sets of question papers, to maintain equivalency, NTA will adopt Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score for JEE main 2019 result. To minimise tie-cases, the score will be calculated up to seven decimal places, added the report.

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