JEE Main 2020 result Date Updated: With the exam ended on September 6, the next big thing in students’ minds is when the JEE Main 2020 result will be announced. It is announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA), The Result will be announced on [highlight color=”green”]September 12, 2020 [/highlight]
JEE Mains 2020 Result Date: September 12, 2020.
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Then after on the same day, the JEE Advanced application form will be released i.e. September 12, 2020, JEE Advanced applications will be released online. One important point here is that the top 2,50,000 JEE Main qualified candidates will only be allowed to register for the JEE Advanced which can be decided only after the announcement of the result. For candidates to apply for JEE Advanced, NTA has to announce the JEE Main 2020 result before registration starts.
JEE Mains 2020: A very important news has been put forth. The Governments in various states provided an option regarding grade 10 and grade 12 exams. The exams could either be cancelled or postponed. Moreover, if they cancel the Board exams, they will be marked based on their internal assessments. After reading this news, lakhs of students had questions regarding the JEE Mains 2020 exam second attempt. Will the exams be postponed or canceled?
Firstly, all of us need to be clear with the difference between cancelling and postponing an exam. Cancelling the JEE Mains 2020 exam would mean that the IITs, NITs, other Government institutes would have to admit differently. They would have to take admission based on Board exam marks of students. While on the other hand, postponing the JEE Main 2020 exam would mean delaying the exam by a few days. Then the exams would take place 5 to 15 days later from the earlier scheduled date.
So practically, there is a huge difference between these two exams. The Director of IITs has planned that the new semester might begin a little late, around October 2020. However, they will take admission only based on the JEE Exam. Therefore, it is clear that the IITs will not admit students based on their grade 12 marks, or the January attempt of the JEE Mains exam. Presently, the start date for the JEE Mains exam is July 18, 2020. However, it is most likely that the exams will get postponed to August.
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VIEWS PROPOSED BY THE IITS
The Director of IIT Ropar, Sarit K Das said, “Cancelling JEE Main and Advanced is not an option because admission to IITs is a serious matter and institutes have to admit students. Instead of those who are running a campaign, it is better to pay attention to those who are preparing hard to crack the exam”. He also said that the rescheduling of the exam can be an option in case the pandemic worsens.
He further mentioned, “We can compensate delayed academic sessions by shortening the annual summer and other breaks for four years, but admission based on board results will lead to dilution of the quality of students and will hamper the brand value of IITs. The admission to the IITs through JEE Advanced is a uniform process to filter quality students from across boards. Those who are serious about studies will never support the abolishment of the exam due to pandemic”.
One of the members of the JEE Advanced organising committee said, “There is no other standardised process to shortlist candidates for admission into the IITs. The cancellation of the exams would be unfair for the students who have prepared hard for it.” He further added that “We will not consider selecting candidates based on the January session as it will be like snatching away the opportunities from the students who did not appear for the JEE Main January exam.” He further mentioned that most of the students appear for the January examination as a practice test.
JEE MAINS 2020 – COMPULSORY EXAMS
The NTA will surely conduct the JEE Mains 2020 Exam. This is mainly because of three reasons :
1. From among those students who prepare for the JEE exam, many students score very well in the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced Exams. However, when it comes to Board exams, they end up scoring 75 to 80 per cent. This is because their prime focus always remains on the JEE Exam. Therefore, it would be unfair for such students whose grade 12 exams do not go well but they would do well in the JEE exam.
2. Secondly, the grade 12 Board exam level and the JEE exam level are very different from each other. For example, students work very hard and score around 95 per cent in the grade 12 Board exam. However, this does not mean that the same student will score very well in the JEE Mains exam.
3. Thirdly, the IITs cannot take admission based on the JEE Mains first attempt because around 2 lakh new students must have registered for the second attempt of the examination. It would be unfair for those 2 lakh students because they would not even get a chance to try for the admission process.
And thus, because of the above-mentioned reasons, it is clear that the authorities will not cancel the JEE Mains exam. However, looking at the sharp rise in the number of COVID 19 cases in the country, they will most likely postpone the exams to a later date.
Many are expecting that another piece of news regarding the date of the JEE Mains exam will be out soon in a few days.
Many students are posting their views on twitter regarding the postponing of the JEE Mains exams. Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, students are demanding “No Exams in COVID”. The students are requesting the HRD Minister to postpone the national level engineering entrance exam. Furthermore, various hashtags such as #healthoverexams, #NoExamsinCovid, #postponejee and many more are trending all over Twitter. Here are a few of the tweets that the students posted –
“1. Approx 3M + students appear in both JEE and NEET exam
2. What happens if a student tests positive before the exam, can he give the exam as normal or you provide a different centre for Corona positive students?”
“Please postpone NEET and JEE. As of 25 June India has around 4 lakh COVID-19 cases, the West Bengal Government extended lockdown till 31 July.”
Both students and parents are repeatedly requesting the HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to consider their requests.
JEE MAINS 2020 – DIFFICULTY LEVEL
NTA has slightly changed the pattern of 2020 JEE Main from before. It has reduced the number of questions but the duration is the same. Because of this, students need to solve less number of questions at the same time as before. And therefore, the JEE Mains 2020 will become easier to clear as the total marks are also reduced from 360 to 300. Furthermore, one of the most important things is that there is no negative marking for the numerical answers. Therefore, students can take a risk by attempting all the questions.
From observations, we know that NTA will focus on the conceptual question and will check their concept. It should be noted that most of the questions are focused on the NCERT syllabus so one must cover the NCERT books too. Also, practice on the relevant questions and focus on different conceptual questions.
One might think that because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the JEE Mains exam will be harder. However, the exam will be on the same level as the January exam because the papers of all the exams are made months before. And therefore, the papers of JEE April would have been made before the COVID 19 pandemic began. However, there is a possibility that JOSAA will slightly raise the cut-offs since the students had 3 months extra for the JEE preparation.
ABOUT THE JEE MAINS EXAM
JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination. JEE Main is a national level entrance exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts this exam to offer admission to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country.
Only the top 2.5 lakh rank holders in JEE Mains 2020 are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced Exam. One must obtain a good score in the JEE Advanced exam for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes at IITs in India. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA) organises and conducts the counselling cum seat allotment process for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.
The JEE Mains exam takes place twice every year, once in January and the second attempt in April. However, because of the unprecedented situation brought upon us by the COVID 19 pandemic, the NTA is continuously postponing these exams. The paper mode is online along with a duration of three hours. Interested applicants may contact the helpdesk for any queries. NTA Help Desk: 0120-6895200
JEE MAINS 2020 – ADMIT CARD
The NTA will release JEE Main 2020 admit card date for the second attempt on July 4. Registered candidates may download the admit card from the official website. The admit card is an important document that the candidates must carry to the examination hall, along with a valid ID proof and Passport size photo. The authorities will inform the candidates about the release of admit card through their registered email ID and mobile number.
Steps to download the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card :
1. Visit the official website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in
2. Enter your application number, password and date of birth.
3. After entering the above details, you will be able to view your admit card.
4. Download the soft copy and take a print out of it.
5. Along with the JEE Main admit card, candidates should carry original copies of any one of the identity proofs: PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Ration Card.
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