ABC of JEE Main

ABC of JEE Main

Every year lacs of students compete for seats in reputed engineering colleges like the Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and other government and private colleges. The entry to these colleges is gained through Joint Entrance Examination, popularly known as JEE which is a national level engineering entrance exam held usually on first or second Sunday of April every year for admission to different engineering courses. Performance in JEE is the main criteria for securing admission to the NITs and other institutes while it is the first stage exam for admission to the IITs. Between 10 and 12 lakh students appeared for the JEE Main examination every year.

JEE Main – Structure of Exam

Until 2011, it used to be called as AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam) and thereafter it was rechristened as JEE Main. The exam is conducted by CBSE, New Delhi. The JEE Main comprises two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Candidates may opt for either or both the papers. Paper I is for admission to B.E. / B. Tech courses and is conducted in both online and offline modes. Paper II is for admission to B. Arch and B. planning courses and is conducted in the offline mode only. JEE Main (Paper 1) consists of three sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 30 questions in each of these subjects. The time duration of the paper is of three hours and consists of 30 multiple choice questions with single correct option in each of the three subjects. There is negative marking for each incorrect answers. For one correct answer 4 marks awarded and for each wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.

Preparation Tips for the JEE Main Examination:

There being only 30 questions in each subject in the paper, one needs to be conceptually strong and have good understanding and clarity of the subject fundamentals to crack it. Candidates must remember that if they have very good command over the concepts of the respective subjects, only then they will be able to apply the concepts at the time of entrance examinations. Hence, the candidates must focus on building concepts and master the application part in solving tricky numerical problems. If the students concentrate on building fundamentals they will be able to solve questions of all formats. It is imperative for the candidate to be able to memorize the relevant topics and also recall them at the time of examination. And for this, the candidate has to maintain a healthy study timetable that provides enough room for self-study and revision.