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JEE Main 2019: Rise in Number of Female Aspirants for January Session

JEE Main 2019 is all set to be conducted from January 06 to January 20 in online mode. JEE Main Registration for January session closed on September 30, 2018 and the numbers are slightly surprising. The number of applicants has dipped to 9.65 lakhs as compared to 11.5 lakhs last year. However, there is a positive rise in number of female applicants in JEE Mains this year.

Last year JEE Main saw 10.4 Lakh candidates appear in the exam. Only 24% among these candidates were female. The dip in number of overall registrations can be attributed to the fact that exam will be conducted twice this year and many aspirants are still in the final phase of preparation. Also the overlapping between JEE Main and Class 12 Board Practical exams is another decisive factor.

More applications are expected in the second session of JEE Main in April. But the rise in number of female applicants is a positive reaction for the Government and officials.

Increasing Female Enrolment in B.Tech Programs

The government has earlier in the year issued an official directive with the intention for ensuring adequate gender diversity in engineering colleges. This is one in a series of efforts by the government to pave way for female enrolment in B.Tech programs. NITs have been already asked to step up efforts for enrolling female candidates in B.Tech program at scale prescribed for IITs. As per Government’s directive all such institutes will have admit 14% female candidates by creating supernumerary seats.

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The vision is to achieve 14% female enrolment in 2018-19, 17% in 2019-20 and 20% in 2020-21. Already because of the supernumerary seats in 2018, additional 1000 seats were required to be created across all technical institutions.

Experts also argue that the high incubation period in MBBS and lower number of proportionate seats in MBBS, a steady shift from Medicine to Engineering has been observed in recent years. This has resulted in actually more number of candidates migrating to engineering from science stream. NITs traditionally have seen very low enrolment of female candidates in coveted engineering branches such as Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. The supernumerary seats are expected to increase female candidates’ intake in these courses.

Major Changes in JEE Main 2019

Some major changes were introduced by the HRD ministry in 2018. NTA (National Testing Agency) was appointed as the new authority for spearheading JEE Main and several other national level entrance exams. The new authority decided to do away with the pen and paper based examination thus leaving the choice of only CBT mode for aspirants.

One major change was the decision to conduct the examination twice in a year and consider the best out of both score for shortlisting candidates. Under the leadership of Vineet Joshi, former chairman of CBSE, NTA will conduct JEE Main for first time in 2019 in 8 seatings. The score across all the seatings will be normalised based on pre-defined method and final scores will be arrived at.

Nearly, 3500 JEE Main Practice centres were set up after various sections of society raised concerns about making the online mode of test mandatory. Students from all sections of society and particularly from remote areas can practice for free at these designated centres and get used to the new format of examination. However, no major changes in exam pattern or syllabus is expected in JEE Main 2019.

The idea of conducting the examination twice a year will allow students to test the waters early in January and then retake the examination with better preparation if they fumble in their first attempt. Overall, more number of applications are expected in JEE Main 2019 after this major change.

NTA Security Measures Expected for JEE Main 2019 (January Session)

With NTA (National Testing Agency) taking over the reins from CBSE, JEE Main has witnessed several changes. The mode of examination is shifted to online mode completely and the exam itself will be conducted twice every year. Admit card for the upcoming session has been released, and you can download it now.

JEE Main has more than 10 lakh applicants every year and it is very necessary to ensure fair means for all. JEE Main security measures will be undertaken to reduce chances any of malpractices at designated centres.

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Aspirants work really hard to secure a good score in JEE Main. They use extensive study material to get a better rank. Hence, it would be wrong if anybody uses unfair means and gets a better score. All exam centers are equipped with CCTV cameras, state coordinators and jammers.

As per the guidelines of NTA, you are not allowed to carry any metal objects or electronic devices to the exam center. Aspirants who appeared for the recent UGC NET exam has to undergo security check set at the exam center.

This regulation has increased the chances of security check in JEE Main exam as well. Check complete exam schedule here.

Expected JEE Main 2019 Security Measures

By the experience of the recently conducted UGC NET exam, you can expect several JEE Main security measures when you visit the exam center. Before the exam was conducted, a third party audit of all examination centers was completed. For UGC NET, there were around 24 State Coordinators, 295 City Coordinators, and 742 Observers at the exam centers.

There will be 40,000 jammers to block the mobile network. Even if aspirants somehow manage to carry their mobiles along, they will not be able to access it, because of the jammers. This measure is undertaken to outsmart the tech savvy aspirants.

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List of JEE Main Security Measures

There are certain rules that all aspirants must follow at the exam center. When you visit your exam center, you will be scanned thoroughly using metal detectors. There is no need to carry any pens or sheets as authorities will provide you with both things.

Here are some rules as per the security guidelines-

  • Exam center will open 2.5 hours before the commencement of exam
  • You must follow the dress code to avoid any trouble
  • You can wear your cultural dress, but you need to cooperate with the authorities to let them check you
  • Carrying admit card is necessary, else you cannot sit for the exam
  • Do not carry any unnecessary things as authorities will not be responsible for the loss
  • There will be no provision to keep your belongings at the centers
  • You will not be allowed to leave the exam center till the completion of exam duration
  • You are not allowed to carry anything to eat inside the exam hall, unless you are diabetic

Note- If you are found carrying any prohibited material to the exam center, your candidature will be disqualified at that very instance.

So, kindly check yourself before you sit for the exam to avoid any chances of carrying cheating material. in case you find any material, hand it over to the invigilator before the commencement of exam.

Chapters for JEE Main 2019 Last Minute Preparation

If you are appearing for the January session of JEE Main 2019 then you might be in the final lap of your preparation. With less than two weeks time left for the first leg of JEE Main 2019, it’s important to brush up on important concepts and formulas to deliver your best on the D-day. JEE Main 2019 is scheduled from January 06 to January 20, 2019 in online mode only.

Even if you are targeting JEE Main 2019 April session then also you need to consider these chapters and topics to be brushed up in the last minutes or we can say few days left before the exam.Now, the question arises before aspirant about how to choose topics for revision or say how to prioritize among topics from the huge syllabus of JEE Main.

Well, you need not worry anymore. To facilitate you in making the most out of last minute JEE Main 2019 preparation and devise an effective strategy, we have put together a comprehensive list of important chapters to be covered from each subject.

In this blog, we have listed the important topics that are not be missed under Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics based on previous year analysis and weightage of those chapters/topics in JEE Main question paper. So, sit back relax and read till the end.

Important Dates for JEE Main 2019

Candidates appearing for the JEE Main 2019 exam in the coming month must take note of the important dates related to exam and subsequent events. The table below provides a brief overview of the upcoming evets in JEE Main 2019.

EVENTS DATE
JEE Main 2019 Admit card release December 17, 2018 (Available for download)
JEE Main 2019 exam date January 9th to January 12th, 2019
The release of JEE Main 2019 Answer key 7-10 days after the exam
JEE Main 2019 Answer Key challenge window 3rd week of January 2019
JEE Main 2019 Final result January 31st, 2019

Candidates must note that some of the dates mentioned above are tentative and are subject to change as per the discretion of NTA (National Testing Agency). Thus, candidates are advised to visit the official website www.nta.ac.in  or check out this space on regular basis.

Important Chapters (Topics) for Last Minute Preparation

Let’s take a look at some of the important topics from all the individual subjects that you must revise before the JEE Main 2019 exam.

Physics

TOPIC WEIGHTAGE (IN PERCENTAGE)
Electrodynamics 17.1
Current 19.6
Waves 12.2
Heat and Thermodynamics 9.5
Modern Physics 14.8

*Weightage of these topics in previous year JEE Main exams (out of 30 questions of Physics).

Chemistry

TOPIC WEIGHTAGE (IN PERCENTAGE)
S-block, P-block & D-block elements 5
Carbonyl compounds 12
Hydrocarbons 6
Thermochemistry 3.5
Electrochemistry 3

*Weightage of these topics in previous year JEE Main exams (out of 30 questions of Chemistry in the exam).

Mathematics

TOPIC WEIGHTAGE (IN PERCENTAGE)
Complex Numbers & Quadratic equations 7.3
Sequence & Series 5.2
Binomial Theorem 4
Conic sections 6.5
3D Geometry 6.7
Trigonometric identities 5.5

*Weightage of these topics in previous year JEE Main exams (out of 30 questions of Mathematics in the exam).

Past Year Trend Analysis for JEE Main 2019

After taking notice of the important topics let’s have a look at the trend analysis (based on question per topic) of each subject in the previous year’s JEE Main 2019.

Physics

TOPIC 2018 2017 2016 2015
Heat & Thermodynamics 2 4 3 3
Waves & Sound 1 1 1 1
Electrodynamics 1 2 2 3
Current 3 4 2 2
Modern Physics 2 5 5 2
Newton’s law & friction 1 1 0 1

Chemistry

TOPIC 2018 2017 2016 2015
S-block, P-block & D-block elements 2 2 2 3
Carbonyl compounds 0 4 2 1
Hydrocarbons 1 2 2 3
Thermochemistry 1 1 1 2
Electrochemistry 1 1 1 1

Mathematics

TOPIC 2018 2017 2016 2015
Complex Numbers 1 1 1 1
Sequence & Series 2 3 2 3
Binomial Theorem 1 1 1 1
Conic sections 1 2 2 2
3D Geometry 2 2 2 2
Trigonometric identities 0 1 1 1

Important Points for JEE Main 2019 Exam day

  • Go through all the 120 Questions in one go that is take a glance of each of the section and the paper as a whole to get an overview.
  • Read the questions slowly and carefully so, that you don’t miss out on important details.
  • Don’t panic if you don’t know the answers of first two-three questions rather start from the questions for those you know the answer.
  • Don’t get excited if you find that you know answers for most of the questions as there are high chances of you making mistake in excitement. Go one by one and keep your mind focused
  • Carefully devote time for each section and don’t
  • Try to get through the numerical first. In case you don’t feel comfortable with the numerical then you are free to go from the question from where you feel good.