It will be conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA) for the first time (CBSE will be relived from conducting Entrance Examination and will focus on school education).
JEE Main 2019 will be conducted twice a year ( in January and April) as CBT (computer based test) Mode. So offline exam mode has gone from 2019.
For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates.
As different set of papers will be conducted on different dates and slot , hence to prepare the final merit list Standardization/Normalization process will take place.
There is no change in the JEE Advanced 2019 scheme.
Online submission of application forms will be during September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 which used to be in December for JEE Main (1).
Exam Syllabus, Paper pattern, fees, eligibility criteria ….etc will remain same.
Previous Changes in JEE Main Examination:
Class 12th marks weightage (40%) will not be included in determining JEE Main rank.
Candidates securing 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination (12th) or to be in top 20 percentile of their respective boards will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced. In other words, we can say that admission to IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs will be offered only to those students who are satisfying the aforesaid eligibility criteria.
Aadhaar Card Number has been made mendatory for the candidate to fill online application form.
Over the time this is my observation that there are so many good students those who not able to perform well in tough competitive exams like JEE Main/NEET, because of poor examination temperament/fear of failure/ high expectations and easily get nervous during the exam. Now they will go with cool temperament in the exam and perform better because somewhere in their mind, there will be a thought that if they are not able to perform this time, there is one more chance. ( not all students can be JUST LIKE Mr. Dhoni).
This scheme is boon for the students (may be few) who are not able to give the exam because of the illness/accidents or some other family reason and forced to wait for one year.
Destruction from the Board preparation: In my opinion this scheme will damage the preparation of board and may result poor board performance, since Dec and Jan time is so critical for the students appearing in board exam, they have to complete the board preparation in these days as in Feb practical exams started and in march they have to face board exam. Hence in my opinion first phase of JEE Main should be in last week of Nov.
In my opinion a merit list based on two different set of papers can never be logical by any formula of Standardization and Normalization in such competitive exams where All India Rank changes drastically on a single mark.
Village/Rural area students may be negatively affected by this scheme because they are not much exposed to online line testing system in the initial years.
Hope this system will be able to develop trust among the students and parents because of smooth conduction, error less paper, almost no chances for paper leaking ( after VYAPAM, CBSE 12 board paper leak like cases).
So overall by this scheme students will be benefited in a real sense and this system will help students/parents to develop trust and confidence on exam organizers.
Best of Luck to all JEE Main and NEET 2019 aspirants. Be Cool and Do your best.