The COVID-19 epidemic has drenched the entire globe including India. Since the government has asked the people to quarantine, everything has come to a halt. Be it the economy, businesses, jobs, students’ career, etc. It isn’t only about schools or colleges but also the periodic entrance exams for various courses. The exams like JEE, NEET, BITSAT, KCET, UGC NET, COMEDK, etc. has been postponed. Although the registration for most of these exams started in December 2019, no revised exam date was announced.

But if you have registered yourself for the JEE exam, there is some relief for you. On May 5, 2020, the Union Human Resource Development(HRD) Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the exam date for JEE and NEET entrance exams.  

About JEE 

JEE stands for the joint entrance exam that allows you to take admission in an engineering college of India. It is conducted across 23 IIT campuses, 32 NIT campuses, 18 IIIT campuses, and 19 government-funded technical institutes. You get admission to one of these colleges based on the rank you get in the entrance exam. Moreover, JEE is a dual combination exam that has a qualifying exam, JEE Mains, and JEE Advanced. You can appear for the advanced exam only if you qualify the mains exam with a satisfactory rank. Last year, only 2,50,000 students could appear for the JEE advanced. This year approx. 9 lakhs students have registered for JEE mains, the competition will be tough.

JEE Exam date 

Previously, JEE qualifying exam was postponed due to national lockdown. Freshly, HRD Minister has announced that the JEE Mains exam will take place between July 18 to July 23, 2020. If you qualify for the mains exam, you can appear for JEE advanced exam. The minister has also confirmed that the JEE advanced exam date is August 23, 2020. You must prepare heartily for the same. It will help you get admission in one of the engineering colleges of India.

Exam pattern

The mode of JEE Mains will be a computer-based test. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam (For disabled it is 4 hours). The paper will have 75 questions, 25 questions each from physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Each subject will have 20 objective questions i.e. multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and 5 numerical questions.

In MCQ, for every right answer, you will get 4 marks and for the wrong answer, one mark will get deducted. Whereas, in numerical questions, you will receive 4 marks for every correct answer and zero marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. The maximum marks for the exam are 300. The higher you will score, the better chances you will have for the preferred college. Furthermore, the medium of the exam will be in Hindi or English. However, if you belong to Gujarat, Dadra Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu, you may choose the Gujarati language as well.

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