Good news for the NEET and JEE Mains Aspirants. From 2019 some major changes are implemented in NEET and JEE Mains Exam as per HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Jadevkar.
Now Aspirants of both the Exam will have a 2nd lifeline, means they can chase their luck by giving Exam 2nd time to improve their score to get the good Institute.
Let’s Understand the New Changes in NEET and JEE Mains Exam in detail.
NEET and JEE are important entrance examinations held all over the country every year. Several changes have been introduced to check in-depth knowledge of the students.
HRD Ministry made a range of amendments in order to evaluate students’ academic portion more effectively. Here is a list of major changes which happened lately.
1. New NEET Exam Pattern
The medical entrance will be standardized for each and every candidate who is keen to take admission in BDS and MBBS courses.
These changes have been introduced as students of various state boards complained of different syllabi of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compared to CBSE syllabus.
This examination will ensure that a common medical entrance exam is held on the basis of NEET syllabus.
This will leave no room for any differences in the study material.
It will be conducted by an autonomous organization namely NTA, National Testing Agency. This will be done to ensure fair assessment of all the candidates appearing in the examination.
Another important update is that the exam will be conducted twice a year so that candidates get enough opportunity to prepare rigorously.
The Exam is scheduled to be held in the month of February and May every year.
The second chance will be a lifeline for the Aspirants. Due to the 2nd Chance Students will not lose the entire year in preparation, if the score is not satisfactory, he/she can take 2nd chance to improve it rather than waiting for next year.
The exam will be held online which will ensure more transparency and reliability as compared to offline mode.
Therefore, NTA is planning to locate centers at sub-district levels so as to provide rural students proper training for online examinations.
States like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have now joined the AIQ scheme and students don’t have to submit any self-declaration form to appear in the exam.
Good news for the students those are familiar to the local languages. The exam will now be held in eight other languages apart from English and Hindi.
2. New JEE Mains Exam Pattern
The autonomous agency namely National Testing Services will now be regulating the workings of this important exam. CBSE is no longer in the picture and it has been taken over by NTS.
The exam will now be only held online and the criteria for selection will be the percentage of the candidate.
Online mode is an advantage as it will ensure fewer errors in the question papers and prevent mistakes.
Also, the candidates can now appear more than once for the exam in one year. Only the best scores will count for the rankings which will help the candidates prepare more rigorously for the exam.
As like NEET exam, there is an option of 2nd Chance for the JEE Mains Exam too.
The Exam is scheduled to be held in the month of January and April every year.
Note: There are no Changes in JEE Advanced Patter. It will be held once a year as like old scheduled.
Another major update is that Aadhar card is now compulsory for those registering in advanced exam and JEE main.
It is also expected that the question paper will consist of more conceptual based questions to assess the students efficiently.
Short answer questions will be added along with multiple choice questions to evaluate students in a more effective manner. Testing thinking and the logical ability of the candidates is what the government is now striving for.
Some of the other important changes include a range of standardization techniques and psychometric methods to equate the scores which will be used for admissions.
This will ensure no leakage and more accountability. Highly secured IT software and encryption will ensure no leakage of question papers.
Candidates are free to choose the date of appearing in the examination. This will allow room for more flexibility and candidates get the opportunity to make prudent choices.
From 2019 onwards, Both the Exam will be held in online mode only. There are no changes in Question and Syllabus of both the Exam.