JEE Mains 2022 registration begins; What’s new? Changes introduced this year

NTA has introduced changes in JEE Mains 2022. From increasing exam centres, negative marking, reducing number of attempts, know all new changes here.

JEE Mains 2022 registration begins; What’s new? Changes introduced this year JEE Mains 2022
Anu Parthiban | Mar 1, 2022 - 7:58 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has today announced the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains 2022) exam date and released the complete schedule, eligibility criteria and information brochure on the official website, As per the schedule, JEE Mains 2022 exam will be held in two phases - April and May.

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JEE Main 2022 Live Updates

JEE Mains 2022 phase 1 will commence on April 16, 2022, while phase 2 will be held from May 24 to 29. The NTA JEE Main 2022 application form window is now active on the official website, Before registering for JEE Mains 2022, engineering aspirants should know the changes introduced this year. Paper 2A and Paper 2B (BArch and BPlanning) will also be held twice a year

JEE Mains 2022: Changes introduced this year

Number of attempts - Unlike last year, JEE Main 2022 will only have two attempts instead of four. The engineering entrance test will be conducted in April and May. The NTA has also announced the benefit of multiple attempts in JEE Main 2022 on the official website.

Candidates will be able to appear for the exam multiple times to improve their scores. A candidate need not appear in both sessions. However, if a candidate appears in more than one session then his/her best of the JEE Main 2022 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of merit list or ranking.

JEE Mains 2022 marking scheme - There will be negative marking in Section B. As per the JEE Mains 2022 exam pattern, Section A will be of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. There will be negative marking for both Section A and Section B. “For each question in Section B, enter the correct integer value of the answer using the mouse and the on-screen virtual numeric keypad in the place designated to enter the answer. For Section B, the answer should be rounded off to the nearest Integer,” the NTA said.

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As per the NTA JEE Mains 2022 information brochure, “It has been decided to provide choices in one section of each subject of Paper 1 and Part-I of Paper 2A and 2B to cater to the decision of different Boards across the country regarding the reduction of the syllabus. However, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same (Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25, and Mathematics – 25), wherever applicable.”

No multiple applications - Only one JEE Mains 2022 application form is to be submitted by a candidate for each session. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate for the same session will not be accepted, the NTA clarified.

No JEE Main correction window - Candidates are requested to fill in the JEE Main application form very carefully. The NTA informed candidates that no corrections will be permitted once the application form is submitted

Choice of exam centre - Choice of exam cities displayed to the candidates will be based on the permanent and correspondence address filled during JEE Mains application form 2022. Earlier, candidates could choose exam centres listed by the NTA anywhere in India or abroad.

Exam cities increased - The number of JEE Mains 2022 exam cities has been increased to 514 exam cities in India and 13 abroad. Earlier, there were 334 centres in India and 12 test centres aborad.

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Age limit - There is no age limit for appearing in the JEE Mains 2022

Medium of the question papers - Drawing from the National Education Policy (NEP), the JEE (Main) - 2022 will be conducted in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam,Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

“JEE (Main) - 2022 Session 1 for Paper 1 (BE/ BTech.) will be held from 16 to 21 April 2022 followed by Session 2 from 24 to 29 May 2022. This is being done to ensure that the JEE (Main) - 2022 does not interfere with the board exams 2022, which may be held at different times across the states and UTs,” the JEE Mains 2022 information brochure said.

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