NTA to release second JEE Main 2019 Notification on February 8

JEE Main 2019- The National Testing Agency, the apex body under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development will announce the second JEE Main Notification today, citing an official bulletin, NDTV reported.

The NTA, which has been established to conduct competitive and entrance exams, had conducted and the first edition of JEE Main 2019 exam recently and its results were released in record time. According to the plans of NTA, the JEE Main 2019, the examination which is being conducted for the admission to engineering colleges and also as a screening test for the IIT JEE Advanced exam, will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The JEE Main notification and online application window will be released on the official website, jeemain.nic.in.

Key dates

  • On-line submission of Application Form: February 8, 2019, to March 7, 2019
  • The date for the successful final transaction of fee (through Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking up to 11.50 p.m. and through e-challan to bank hours): February 8, 2019, to March 7, 2019
  • Dates of Examination: Between April 6, 2019 (Sunday), to April 20, 2019 (Saturday)
  • Declaration of Result on NTA’s website: By April 30, 2019
  • A JEE Main aspirant will be allowed to appear in Paper 1 and/or Paper2 depending upon the courses the person wishes to pursue
  • All the candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IlTs for the year 2019 will have to appear in the Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE Main 2019
  • Based on the performance in Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE Main 2019, a number of top candidates as per the requirement of JEE Advanced – including all categories – will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2019
  • According to NTA, candidates are not required to compulsorily appear in both the tests i.e. JEE Main January 2019 and JEE Main April 2019
  • In case, a candidate appears in both the tests, the better of the two scores will be used for the admissions and eligibility for JEE Advanced 2019, said the NTA notice

Objectives

  • To conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission and recruitment purposes
  • To undertake research on educational, professional and testing systems to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them
  • To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions
  • To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards

Functions

  • To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate the conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine
  • To create a question bank for all subjects using the modern technique
  • To establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of testing
  • To help individual colleges and universities in the field of testing and to provide training and advisory services to the institutions in India
  •  To provide quality testing services to the academic institutions in India
  • To develop a state of the art culture of testing in India by using domestic and international expertise. To collaborate with international organizations like ETS to achieve the same
  • To undertake any other examination that is entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments
  • To undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations

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