ON COURSE FOR JEE-MAINS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO -

Next year, the Joint En­trance Ex­am­i­na­tion-mains (Jee-mains) will be con­ducted by the Na­tional Test­ing Agency (NTA) in two phases—jan­uary and April – over a pe­riod of 14 days in each phase

The de­ci­sion to con­duct ex­ams in two phases was taken to re­duce cheat­ing and ma­nip­u­la­tion dur­ing ex­ams While the dif­fi­culty level and the exam pat­tern will re­main sim­i­lar to the last few years, the exam will be con­ducted only in the on­line for­mat Stu­dents will be al­lowed to ap­pear for ei­ther or both of the exam cy­cles and can choose their best per­for­mance to be el­i­gi­ble for ad­mis­sions. pen-and-pa­per for­mat

1.65 lakh opted for the on­line for­mat, while 9.56 lakh stu­dents opted for the pen-and-pa­per for­mat for this year’s Jee-mains exam.

SATISH BATE/HT

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