JEE Main Jan 2020 opens. Separate paper for B. Planning, introduced

JEE Main Jan 2020 opens. Separate paper for B. Planning, introduced

National Testing Agency (NTA), began receiving application for JEE Main Jan 2020 exam. Last date to apply is Dec 06, 2019. JEE Main Jan exam date is Jan 06-11, 2020. JEE Main exam was last year converted from once-a-year exam to twice-a-year exam, all to accommodate and give another chance to students who may not be able to give their best performance while sitting for the exam the first time. JEE Main Apr 2020 applications begin on Feb 07, 2020 and last date to apply is Mar 07, 2020.  B.E/B.Tech and B. Arch is held in 2 session 9:30 AM-12:30 AM & 2:30 PM- 5:30 PM and B. Planning held in single session between 2:30 PM -5:30 PM. Apply now

Earlier, JEE Main was conducted only for two papers. Paper 1 was meant for students who wished to take admission to B.Tech. courses and Paper 2 was meant for students who wished to take admission in B.Arch. or B.Planning courses offered by any NIT, IIIT, or Centrally-funded Technical Institute.

NTA has introduced a new paper meant for entry to B.Planning courses. Now, students have the choice to appear for Paper 1 meant for B.Tech or Paper 2 meant for B.Arch, or Paper 3 meant for B.Planning. Students can appear for all three, any two, or just one paper, as per their choice and convenience.

Paper 2 which is meant for B.Arch, will have three parts in the question paper. Part 1 is Mathematics and Part II being Aptitude Test, which will be computer-based while Part III which is Drawing Test, will be a pen-paper test. In the case of Paper 3 meant for B.Planning, first two parts of the question paper will be same as that of B.Arch while Part III of the question paper will have planning based questions. The entire paper will be conducted computer-based.

Appear for both if confused 

With the bifurcation of papers for B.Arch. and B.Planning entrance, there may arise some confusion in the minds of the aspirants about which paper to select and which one to leave as apparently both seem to be related to planning. 

Appearing for both the papers is a smart idea unless one is very clear of the career objectives and area of self-interest.

Note - B.Arch is a 5-year duration course and B.Planning is a 4-year duration course.


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