National Testing Agency has notified that JEE Main Registration 2020 will start on September 3, 2019, instead of today. As per the schedule of exams released by NTA previously, the application form of Joint Entrance Examination was supposed to be released today, on September 2, 2019, at jeemain.nic.in. JEE Main 2020 is the national level engineering entrance exam for admission to BE/B.Tech, B.Arch/B.Plan in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs in India. Moreover the exam is the gateway for JEE Advanced 2020 for admission to IITs.
Class 12th students have been visiting and refreshing the official website jeemain.nic.in since the clock struck midnight last night. Everyone was anticipating the application form by the morning hours. However, a little while ago, NTA published a notice to the effect that the start date of application form submission for JEE Main 2020 is being postponed by a day. The notice is titled “Public Notice JEE Main 2020”. The notice contains the same message in English as well as Hindi.
This 24 hour delay is not likely to affect any other dates of the exam. The last date of registration is still going to be September 30, 2019. Then admit card of JEE Main 2020 will be released on December 6, 2019. Exam will be held from January 6 to 11, 2020. And finally, the result will be out on January 31, 2020. All these dates pertain to the JEE Main January exam.
NTA has not specified why the application form has been delayed. It is speculated that technical concerns or last minute checks could have caused it. This is the first time that the agency has had to delay registration.
Last year around 9,29,198 students had registered for paper I and 8,74,469 students had appeared in the JEE Main exam. Fifteen students had scored 100 percentile. The NTA had actually completed result evaluation twelve days ahead of schedule. The MHRD minister had appreciated the agency’s use of advanced technology and a tireless team for achieving the same.
NTA took over the responsibilities of conducting JEE Main exam since last year. Prior to that, Central Board of Secondary Education was conducting the exam. The biggest changes brought by the agency were taking the exam completely online, and holding the exam twice a year.
This year also JEE Main 2020 will be held twice. The second one will be in April. Registration for JEE Main 2020 for April session will begin on February 7, 2020, and end on March 7, 2020. Admit card for that attempt will release on March 16, 2020. Exam is scheduled to be held from April 3, 2020, to April 9, 2020. The result will be announced on April 30, 2020.