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:

https://jeemain.nic.in

 

 

 

 

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.

Events of JoSSA 2019

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) holds seven rounds of seat allocation for admission to top engineering colleges including Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Information Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

All candidates who qualified in JEE Advanced are eligible to register for seat allocation in all the participating institutions. The candidates who qualified in JEE Main are eligible for seat allocation in all the participating institutes except for IITs.

Latest Update (18th July, 2019):

JoSAA released the results for seat allotment for Round 7 on 18th July, 2019 at their official website josaa.nic.in

Latest Update (15th July, 2019):

Joint Seat Allocation Authority has announced the results for the Round 6 seat allotment on 15th July, 2019

How to check your result for JoSAA 2019:

Step 1: Visit the official website josaa.nic.in

Step 2: Click on ‘View Seat Allotment Result of Round 6’

Step 3: Enter your JEE Main Application Number, Password and Security Pin

Step 4: Click ‘Login’

View your Result and take a printout for reference.

Update: July 12, 2019

JoSAA 2019 results for the seat allotment for Round 5 have been declared. To check the results candidates will have to login on the official site jossa.nic.in using their JEE MAIN 2019 application number and password.

Candidates who wish to confirm admission, have to appear for document verification between 13th July-14th July, 2019.

 Update: July 9 – July 11, 2019

JoSAA 2019 results for the seat allotment for Round 4 have been declared, along with the JoSAA cut-off. To check the results candidates will have to login on the official site using their JEE MAIN 2019 application number and password.

Candidates who accept the seats allotted to them will have to report at the reporting centre for document verification and acceptance or withdrawal of seats. The authority will display the list of seats filled on 12th July, 2019.

Schedule of events of JoSAA 2019

Event Date
Registration and Choice Filling starts 16th June, 2019
Mock Seat Allotment for Round 1 22nd June, 2019 (Announced)
Mock Seat Allotment for Round 2 24th June, 2019 (Announced)
Registration and Choice Filling Ends 25th June, 2019
Reconciliation of data, verification and validation 26th June, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 1) 27th June, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 28th June – 2nd July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 3rd July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 2) 3rd July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 4th July – 5th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 6th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 3) 6th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 7th July – 8th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 9th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 4) 9th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 10th – 11th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 12th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 5) 12th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 13th – 14th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 15th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 6) 15th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 16th – 17th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 18th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 7: FINAL ROUND) 18th July, 2019
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 19th July, 2019 (for IITs)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 19th July – 23rd July, 2019 (for others)

Mistakes that will ruin your JEE Main

While preparing for JEE Main, aspirants often commit certain mistakes. The mistakes committed either during the preparation or at the time of the examination often ruins the aspirants’ JEE score. Thus, this article is to help JEE aspirants identify the most common mistakes which may ruin their JEE score.

Following are some of the mistakes which are committed most often by students:

Not having a well-formed study plan – Knowing the syllabus, having good study material would not help you get a good score in JEE unless you have a study methodology. To qualify an exam as competitive as JEE Main, you must have a practical study plan that guides your preparation.

Not giving equal attention to all subjects – Oftentimes students end up paying more attention to the subject of their interest. It is important to understand that all the three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics carry equal weightage in the JEE Main exam. Thus, it is important for students to give equal attention to all the subjects.

Measuring study time by the number of hours – Students often devote numerous hours studying a particular subject or topic and still don’t feel confident about it. The major problem is that most of the time students consider the quantity over the quality of their study time. It is important to understand that how well you study is much more important than how much you study.

Overconfidence – A lot of students overestimate their potential on the basis of good grades in school or in the mock examinations taken during the preparation time. This leads to overconfidence which acts as a great hindrance during the preparation time. Thus, it is very significant for students to stay humble and motivated throughout the journey.

Taking JEE way too seriously – One must understand that JEE is one of our life’s dreams, but not your entire life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Thus, it is absolutely necessary to prepare yourself to face failure with a positive attitude.

Good Luck!