Pre-Engineering {JEE (Advanced)/ JEE (Main)}

IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is one of the most popular engineering entrance examinations conducted in India for aspirants who are seeking admissions in top engineering institutes across the country. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for the IIT JEE exam and successful ones do get placed into renowned institutions like IITs, NITs, CFITs, etc which are further privately owned or run by the government.

IIT JEE exam is mainly divided into two categories known as JEE Main and advanced. However, the main criteria here is that only applicants who qualify in JEE Main will be eligible to appear for the advanced exam. Therefore, clearing the first exam is really important. These two exams usually follow an objective pattern and are mostly computer-based tests (could be either offline or online tests).

Overview of IIT JEE

Till 2011, the entrance exams were known by different names. JEE Main was known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and JEE Advanced was called IIT JEE. In the year 2012, CBSE replaced IIT JEE and AIEEE by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). After this declaration, AIEEE was changed to JEE Main and similarly, IIT JEE was renamed to JEE Advanced to facilitate admissions in different IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and other institutes.

It is worth mentioning that the JEE has undergone many changes since 2012. There is more transparency where students are given their answer copies and the cutoffs are announced in advance. Today, there are even options for online admissions and application selection procedures. Against such a backdrop, there has also been a recent change regarding the examination body for JEE Main. Well, from JEE 2019, Main exam will be conducted two times a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of CBSE.

JEE Main 2020

JEE Main is a computer-based online test conducted by National Testing Agency for students aspiring for undergraduate courses in top engineering institutes. JEE Main 2020 exam can be taken twice tentatively in the first week of January and April 2019. However, the students can either opt to appear for one or both exams. The better of two will be considered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for evaluating the All India ranks. The students are granted admission to IIITs, NITs, and Government Funded Technical Institutes based on the marks scored in JEE Main. Also, the top 2,24,000 students from JEE Main will qualify for JEE Advanced. JEE Main 2020 comprises of 2 papers. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.Tech courses, whereas Paper 2 is for B.Arch or B.Planning courses.

The candidates appearing for class 12 board exams with Physics and Maths as their compulsory subjects are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020. 2018-19 pass-outs are also eligible to appear for this exam. The candidates fulfilling the JEE Main eligibility criteria can apply for JEE Main 2020 application form which is expected to be released by NTA on its official website in the first week of September 2019.

according to the previous year’s JEE Main question paper analysis, the difficulty level of exam lies between moderate to tough. Overall, the chemistry section was easiest, Physics was moderate, and Mathematics was the toughest. In comparison to JEE advanced most of the questions in JEE Main are straightforward and NCERT based. However, a few tricky questions are also asked demanding a firm conceptual grip.

NTA has set up several practice centres to familiarise students with the JEE Main examination. All the exam specifications like the paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, fee structure remains unchanged.