The official notification for the JEE main examination has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on March 1 2022 for the application and registration of students expecting to write the exam in 2022. The examination portal will remain open till March 31st, 5 pm. Students can apply for the examination on their official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in
There have been quite a few changes in the pattern of the examination this year. Firstly, the number of attempts one can take to qualify the examination has been slashed to two attempts only. Other than that a new negative marking clause has been introduced in section B. The five most important things to keep in mind for this year’s JEE main examinations are:
- The number of attempts have been reduced. Unlike 2021, students can only take the exam twice this year. The sessions will be held in April and May. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 are the days for the session in April. The may schedule will begin on 24 and continue through 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 th of May.
- Students will be marked negatively on both sides of the question paper. Both section A (MCQs) and section B (Numericals) will have negative marking. All subjects will have two sections. Section B will mainly have problems whose numerical value will have to be computed. Students will also have to solve 5 questions out of 10 questions in this section. Students can gain a total of 20 marks in this section, 4 marks for every right answer, and negative 1 mark for every wrong answer.
- There will be a three step registration process. In order to make things easy, the registration process has been divided into three sections by the NTA. In the first stage, students will have to register themselves and obtain their application number and password. In stage two they will have to fill in their personal details, apply for the paper, choose the correct city for themselves, provide the proof of their educational qualifications and upload the relevant images and documents. In the final stage they’ll have to pay the fee for the examination.
- Unlike last year, this year the choice of city will be restricted to the city of permanent address or current state only.
- PwD candidates will get a scribe provided by the NTA. Candidates won’t be allowed to bring their personal scribes. The scribe can only be provided by the NTA.