JEE Main taken over by NTA and students went Bananas; but wait, there’s more!
JEE Main aspirants from throughout the Indian subcontinent felt the awe when MHRD announced that JEE Main is going to be conducted by National Testing Agency. National Testing Agency is an autonomous body that works towards a single goal of improving the student resource of India. For this purpose, NTA brought in various new changes in the whole scenario of the JEE Main Examination. To start things off, NTA transformed JEE Main into a complete online-based examination. Not only that, NTA announced that JEE Main will be happening twice a year, i.e. one in the month of January and one in the month of April.
Good things don’t stop there. NTA has also introduced TPCs which is proving out to be an absolute boon for JEE Main Aspirants from the rural and remote areas. TPCs are Test Practice Centres which are allocated in around 662 districts, and over 3000 of these TPCs has been set up until now. This is to ensure a fair and just opportunity for students from rural backgrounds. MHRD feels there is a need for the students from rural backgrounds to be able to participate in the Computer-Based Formats of Entrances. Moreover, TPCs will help students get familiar with the mechanisms of Computer-Based Tests such as logging in to the system, following up the instructions, etc.
NTA organized trial runs for TPCs on 8th and 9th of September 2018, and it has been reported that 2,452 candidates appeared in 96 Test Practice Centres for these mock trial runs. With such a massive positive response, it can be fairly said that NTA is doing whatever it takes to make everyone proud. Furthermore, MHRD Minister Prakash Javadekar personally interacted with the JEE Main aspirants who attended this TPC trial runs in around 25 centers in across 16 states. Mr. Javadekar asked for suggestions from the students, and he reassured that no student will be at any disadvantage due to lack of resources. The TPCs are mainly targeted to help the aspirants without any direct access to smartphones, tablets, and even personal computers. Moreover, NTA has released an app for JEE Main practice and preparation and it is downloadable from Play Store as well.
JEE Main Registration process has already begun from the start of this month, and students who are interested in appearing for the JEE Main 2019 Examination can apply from the official website of NTA. It is to be noted that the registration procedure for JEE Mains 2019 has begun on 1st September and will end on 30th September. There will be an allowance for application correction which is applicable after the forms have been submitted. However, Application Correction facility is available only during the month of September. JEE Exam will be held from 6th January to 20th January. Registration and issuance of JEE Main 2019 Admit Card will be done online.
How to apply for JEE Main 2019
- Filling up of JEE Main Application Form is not that complicated and it doesn’t have to be. Given below are the steps to fill up the JEE Main 2019 Application Form.
- Go to the official website of NTA, or better just follow the link given here - https://jeemain.nic.in/
- Click on ‘Fill Application Form’
- New candidates should click on ‘Apply for JEE Main’ on the left console.
- Fill in personal and academic details such as Full name, Parents name, Permanent and Mailing Address, Test Centres, Academic Credentials, etc.
- Upload recent passport size photograph
- Upload scanned image of candidate’s as well as candidate’s parents/guardians signature.
- Upload important documents
- Pay the application fees
*Remember to read the offical instructions thoroughly before heading on to the application form.