NTA: Registration for JEE Main 2020 Mock Test Begins!

National Testing Agency has commenced the registration process for the offline mock test for JEE Main 2020. All the interested candidates can avail the opportunity by booking their slots at different test centers, for the mock tests starting from August 10 to December 29, 2019. NTA had established more than 3400 TPCs for JEE Main across India in the previous year.

NTA has also started online JEE Main mock test 2020 for both paper 1 and paper 2, which can be conducted in three languages including Hindi, English and Gujarati. There are 18 mock tests available for JEE Main Paper 1 and one for Paper 2.

The mock test will help the JEE aspirants to test their capability to take the JEE Main exam. Furthermore, it will help in being familiar with the pattern and syllabus distribution. It will also improve their time management and accuracy.

Steps for Registration

  1. Visit the official website of NTA and click on “Student Registration (For Mock Test)”.
  2. Login via Gmail or Facebook
  3. For Gmail login, enter your username and password
  4. Fill out all the personal information required
  5. Select 5 centers in the order of preference
  6. Select the schedule of the session
  7. A confirmation message will be delivered to the registered mobile number.

Important Websites



JEE Main 2020 Registration starts soon!

                                    Registration for JEE MAIN 2020

The registration for JEE Main (2020), the most sought-after exam in India, is going to start soon. JEE Main is conducted by NTA, twice a year. The official website of JEE Main will be releasing the information about registration for January exam of JEE on 20th August as per the updated knowledge. The table given below provides details about the tentative dates of JEE Main 2020.

Important Dates(Tentative) January 2020 April 2020
Release of information brochure 20th August, 2019 January, 2020
Release of registration form 2nd September, 2019 1st week of February, 2020
Last date to submit the form 4th week of September, 2019 1st week of March, 2020
Release of Admit Card 3rd week of December, 2019 3rd week of March, 2020
JEE Main exam date 2nd week of January, 2020 2nd week of April, 2020
Declaration of result Last week of January, 2020 Last week of April, 2020


Eligibility Criteria

  • No age limit for the candidates to appear in JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • The candidates should have passed the 12thclass with 5 subjects.
  • Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the 11thand 12th
  • The students who have passed class 12th in 2018 and 2019 or are appearing for the 12th Board exam or equivalent exam in 2020 can appear for the JEE Main 2020.

For the updated information and notification release, you can visit the official website:






Is Engineering no longer a popular choice for students?

With the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) completing the admission process for undergraduate engineering courses in the various IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs on July 19, 2019, and the release of the seat matrix indicating the number of vacant seats by the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB); a shocking data has been presented. The figure of 7464 vacant seats in various NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs raises a question on the status of engineering being the most sought-after professional course. Seats lying vacant even in prestigious NITs like Delhi, Calicut, and Warangal is truly an eye-opener.

To look at the statistics of this academic session, a total of 2,45,000 students qualified to get admission in 25 IIITs, 31 NITs, and 28 GFTIs, but out of the total number, 29,139 students did not even register for seat allotment. Around 13,000 candidates opted out of the seat allocation process in the initial phase only. In fact, many students opted out of the JoSAA counseling process even after being qualified to get admission in one of the 23 IITs.

Following is a table showing the statistics of vacant seats in the various NITs:

NITs No. of Vacant Seats
NIT, Agartala 295
NIT, Srinagar 227
NIT, Jalandhar 198
NIT, Surat 192
NIT, Raipur 161
NIT, Durgapur 154
NIT, Rourkela 149
NIT, Nagaland 128
NIT, Nagpur 124
NIT, Calicut 121
NIT, Karnataka 114
NIT, Patna 108
NIT, Bhopal 102
NIT, Mizoram 102
NIT, Arunachal Pradesh 100
NIT, Tiruchirappalli 99
NIT, Kurukshetra 90
NIT, Andhra Pradesh 87
NIT, Jaipur 85
NIT, Silchar 83
NIT, Sikkim 82
NIT, Hamirpur 77
NIT, Manipur 69
NIT, Delhi 68
NIT, Warangal 62
NIT, Meghalaya 51
NIT, Jamshedpur 51
NIT, Allahabad 50
NIT, Puducherry 46
NIT, Goa 35
NIT, Uttarakhand 24

Following table shows the vacancy of seats in the various areas of specialization:

Branches No. of Vacant Seats
Mechanical Engineering 421
Civil Engineering 391
Electronics and Communication Engineering 380
Computer Science and Engineering 287
Chemical Engineering 231
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 186
Electrical Engineering 181

There is also a subsequent decrease in the number of aspirants appearing for JEE exam. From 12,90,028 students taking the exam in 2014, the number reduced to 11,47,125 in 2019. The following bar chart shows the yearly statistics of the declining number of JEE aspirants:

The data forces us to confront the shifting interest of students in the present time, where non-engineering courses are getting equal, if not more attention. The question then is – what is the reason behind this drastic change?

Some plausible reasons to support the data may be:

  • Increasing interest in new-age professions such as journalism, digital marketing, content writing, graphic designing etc.
  • The pressure and competition of undertaking the journey of becoming an engineer makes the option less appealing. The difficulty level of the examination is as relentless as to drive students to the point of depression.
  • Lack of interest in students to pursue Science because of poor teaching methodologies at school level.
  • The dismal education system of the country doesn’t provide engineers with the adequate skills required in the professional world, thus leading to lack of employment.

Thus, it is time that we seriously consider what the future holds for engineering as a profession. Whether it will lose its glory or continue to be the most booming industry is a question which needs our immediate attention.