After the list of changes for JEE Main 2019 is made official, IIT JEE aspirants have never been more confused of what they might face in the final exam on the D-Day.
But calm down your nerves folks, for all the changes will be same for everyone else in the race to reach the IIT campus gates.
The aspirants can’t do much about the changes but can definitely brace themselves up to fight against the changes to emerge as a winner.
List of important changes:
- JEE Main will be conducted by NTA
- It will be completely online
- The exam will be held twice a year, in January & in April 2019
- Candidates can opt to appear for the exam either in the month of January or April, or both
- In case the aspirant appears for both the exams, the best score out of the two will be considered for admissions
- The exam will be conducted over a period of 3-5 days in different sittings
- Candidates can select a suitable date for themselves
- Many new exam centers will be added for the smooth conduct of the exam
Standardisation of JEE Main 2019
Many aspirants are doubtful that how will the scores of exams conducted in different months would be normalised. What if one exam is difficult and other is easy? Is it all based on luck?
NTA has given a break to these speculations too by making it clear that:
- JEE Main 2019 will be more secure and at par with international norms. There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student friendly, open, scientific and a leak-proof system
- NTA will take care of the variation in difficulty levels in the two tests through the use of specialized standardization techniques while determining the final scores
Also, candidates will have the option to go to the computer centers from the last week of August to practice for the computer based exam (for free). The announcement for these centers will be made soon.
Problems Faced: Online exam mode
- Habit of practicing in pen and paper mode. Hence, little or no online practice in past
- Lack of guidance and no proper walkthrough of the exam
- Lack of computer knowledge among students from rural backgrounds
- Unfamiliarity with the exam format which compromises speed and accuracy
How to get ready for online exam mode?
- Practice and test yourself online: From now on, instead of practicing using a pen and a paper, enrol for online mock test series that are simulated to look like the actual exam.
- Track your mistakes better: When you practice offline, maintaining a record of mistakes becomes a time-consuming activity. Online mock test series provide personalized insights that will give you a detailed understanding of how you performed across various concepts and the scope for improvement.
- Break long and complex syllabus into small concepts: By choosing online preparation and assessment package for JEE preparation, the syllabus is broken into small concepts, which becomes easy to manage in terms of learning, practice and improvement. With detailed metrics available against each concept in a personalized way, you can make the best use of them in aligning your preparation better.
- Manage Time better: In an offline exam, keeping a tab on the questions that you have attempted and the ones you have marked for later gets clumsy in the last minute. However, in the online exam mode, questions marked for later show up on a panel along with the questions that you have already attempted which makes it easier to demarcate.