The NTA JEE Mains April 2020 examination dates have been changed. Earlier, the JEE April 2020 exams were supposed to be conducted from April 3 - 9, the revised JEE Mains examination dates are April 5, 7, 9 and 11. The JEE Mains April 2020 application procedure starts on February 7 and will remain on till March 7. Aspirants can apply for JEE Mains 2020 through the official sites jeemain.nta.nic.in & nta.ac.in.
Besides the exam dates, there are a few other changes for the JEE Mains 2020 examinations.
JEE website change:
A major change for the JEE Mains 2020 examinations is the website. The JEE website address has been modified since last year.
- Aspirants should regard that they need to use is jeemain.nta.nic.in and not jeemain.nic.in.
They should remain cautious of fake JEE website links providing misleading information.
JEE Mains exam pattern change:
The examination pattern of JEE changed in the NTA JEE Mains 2020.
- Candidates will now also need to work on long-form answers in the question paper along with MCQs(multiple-choice questions)
Though MCQs have negative marking, there is no negative marking in the 4-mark long-form questions.
JEE Mains April 2020 examination won’t be a second attempt after JEE January 2020
JEE allows students to only appear twice for the JEE, but since the JEE Main January 2020 and JEE Mains April 2020 fall in the same year, both of them will be taken as a single attempt. Only a better attempt will be taken into account.
- This means that if a candidate has appeared for the NTA JEE Mains January 2020 examination, they can appear for the JEE April 2020 exam just to try their luck again. It won’t be counted as the 2nd attempt.
After JEE results are announced, the higher marks in either JEE January 2020 or JEE April 2020 will be considered by NTA. NTA will issue a final rank list after the JEE April 2020 results which would consist of scores of the January and February competitors as well.
Though, if a candidate has already appeared for JEE 2019, appearing for either of the JEE 2020 exams will be counted as his or her 2nd attempt.