Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination (TBJEE) is bringing major reforms to the scheme and pattern of the yearly Joint Entrance Examination conducted by it. As per reports, the Board has decided to introduce negative marking in the upcoming versions of the Tripura Joint Entrance Examination (TJEE). Furthermore, reports state that the exam time is also going to be reduced as per the latest exam pattern. Furthermore, the two-days exam schedule is being replaced as the Board has decided to conduct the examination on a single day in multiple shifts.
The Tripura Joint Entrance Examination is a state level entrance examination for admission to UG programs in Engineering, Paramedical & Veterinary fields. As per latest statements by Joint Director of the Board Dhirendra Debbarma, the exam will be conducted on a single day now across multiple shifts. He was quoted saying that the first shift will comprise of the subjects of Physics and Chemistry. In the subsequent shifts, the exam for the papers of Mathematics and Biology will be conducted.
Earlier, the TJEE exam pattern did not feature any negative marking and each correct answer fetched 2 marks. However, as per the latest exam pattern, there will be negative marking of 1 marks for every incorrect answer in the upcoming examination. Likewise, the marks per correct answer will now be 4 instead of 2.
TJEE syllabus of the upcoming examination will feature 10 modules for each subject. In each subject, 30 compulsory questions will be asked leading to a total marks of 120. As per the previous exam pattern, each subject carried only 100 marks. Similar to previous year exams, the question paper will consist of only MCQ type questions. TBJEE Joint Director was quoted saying in this regard that the new pattern is being adopted to comply with latest amendments in the CBSE curriculum. He added that some changes in the examination will resemble the exam pattern of national/state level medical, engineering and other competitive/entrance examinations conducted across the country.
The Board has also decided to revise the timings. The first shift of the exam will be of 90 minutes duration divided into 45 minutes for each of the two subjects. Candidates have to answer 60 questions in the duration. The subsequent shifts will be of 45 minutes duration. The examination will be conducted for a total duration of 3 hours. The question paper will however be based on the existing syllabus of the TJEE.
As per reports, the Board also formed a new committee for the purpose of reforming the syllabus as per any future changes in the CBSE curriculum.