JEE Main 2019 Application Form is now available. From September 01, 2018 JEE Main 2019 Registration for January exam has begun. However, with the release of the JEE Main forms, many new aspects have been revealed. These aspects are important for those candidates who are aspiring to fill the JEE Main 2019 application form. The last date to fill the application form is September 20, 2018, and the form can be filled and submitted in the online mode only. Also, JEE Main 2019 application form correction window will also open from October 08 to 14, 2018.
- No age limit in JEE Main 2019.
- No attempt limits either.
- Application Fee lowered.
- Aadhaar card no more compulsory for registrations.
- NTA will randomly allot the shift and date of the exam.
- Normalisation of marks introduced.
The first major thing to know is that NTA slashes any age limit in JEE Main 2019. As per the information brochure of JEE Main 2019, there is no age limit in JEE Main. Previously, when the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) was conducting the examination, the age limit was applicable. Candidates with minimum age 15 could appear in JEE Main. However, from this year onwards National Testing Agency abolishes all age limits.
The brochure reads “For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed XII examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) Examination – 2019. The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission.”
Secondly, as per the information brochure, there are no attempt limits either. Previously, the candidates could appear for JEE Main thrice consecutively. However, attempt limits in this years eligibility criteria have not been included.
The information brochure only stresses on the point that – “only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in both January 2019 and April 2019 JEE Main 2019 Examination.”
Now, apart from these two major changes, the third aspect which is new this year is that Aadhaar Card is no more mandatory for JEE Main Registrations. Candidates, however, will need any valid government id proof to register. Thus, it is important to have one of these to register for JEE Main 2019– Aadhar Card, Student ID, Passport, Ration Card, Bank Account, Voter Id or other valid government ids.
Fourth and probably the most confusing aspect is the selection of JEE Main 2019 exam shift and date. It is clear that JEE Mian 2019 will be held in 2 shifts for paper 1 and in one shift for paper 2. For paper 1 the first shift will be from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and the second shift will be 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Also, the examination will be held from January 06 to 20, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Now how the candidates can select their preferred shift and date of exam – Clearing this, NTA has released a notice which states that the allotment of Centre, Date, and Shift will be done after the closure of the Application Date through computer software as per the decision of the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates can only provide 4 preference of exam centres from the available list of JEE Main 2019 exam centre while filling the application form.
The fifth important thing is that the application fee has been lowered. Especially for the fees for exam centres outside India. The fees of JEE Main 2019 differs for exam centre inside and outside India.
Sixth aspect that has been introduced this year is the normalisation of marks. Since NTA will conduct the examination in two shifts in different days, the percentile scores will be used to determine the JEE Main 2019 Merit List, rather than the raw marks. NTA will be conducting examinations on multiple dates, generally in two sessions per day. The candidates will be given different sets of questions per session. Thus, in spite of efforts to maintain the level of difficulty across the sessions, there might be exceptions. Therefore the normalisation of marks has been introduced to have a fair calculation of the final results.
Aspirants can also take advantage of the Test Practice Centres (TPCs), for which the registrations are going on from September 01, 2018. These test centres are hosting free of cost JEE Main and UGC NET 2019 Mock tests.
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