Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national level undergraduate entrance exam in India. JEE Main is to offer admission into various engineering and architecture courses offered by various IIITs, NITs, CFTIs, and other private institutes. CBSE conducted the exam up until 2018, but from 2019 onwards, NTA has been announced as the conducting body of the JEE Main examination.
With the announcement of the JEE Main 2020 registration, multiple changes have been introduced in the exam pattern.
The major changes as proposed by the NTA for the upcoming JEE Main exam are as follows:
- From 2020 onwards, JEE Main will have three papers, one for B. Tech, second for B. Arch, and a third examination will be separately conducted for B. Planning.
- The number of questions have been reduced from 90 to 75 for each paper. It means that students will have to attempt 5 less questions from each section of the paper.
- Each section of the exam will have 25 questions carrying equal weightage. Though, from this time onwards, 20 questions will be Multiple Choice Questions and 5 questions will be numerical-based questions.
- There will be negative-marking for the MCQs, but numerical-based questions will not have the negative-marking scheme.
- The B. Planning paper will have three parts, Mathematics (like B. Arch), Aptitude (like B. Arch), and planning-based objective questions.
- The newly introduced B. Planning exam will be of 400 marks with a total of 100 questions.
- The drawing part for B. Arch examination which carried 3 questions up until 2019 will now have 2 questions carrying 100 marks.
- From this year onwards, candidates having a smaller number of negative responses will get an advantage in case there is a tie score.
The registration process for JEE Main 2020 will begin from 3rd September and go on till 30th September 2019.
For further information about the changed exam pattern, please watch the given video.