JEE Main 2019: NTA to announce date and shift of examination in October

Published on : Sep 24, 2018 14:57 IST

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a notification that stated that they will inform students about the exact date and shift of their Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) by October 5. Along with this, the exact city and location of the entrance examination will be announced by the testing agency by October 21. The NTA will hold the nationwide test in multiple sittings from January 6, 2019, to January 20, 2019. “The examinations will be organised on the weekends (Saturdays/ Sundays),” the testing agency has stated in the latest notification.

The NTA had earlier claimed that it would inform the JEE-Main aspirants about the exact city, date, and shift of the examinations for paper-1 and paper-2 by November 15. “The exact date and shift allotted to candidates for JEE (Main)-January 2019 shall be displayed by October 5, 2018, on the NTA websites. The city allotted to the candidates of examination for Paper-1 and Paper-2 will also be available by October 21, 2018,” the testing agency clarified and finalised in its latest notification. The NTA, an autonomous body under the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, is scheduled to hold the JEE-Main in multiple sittings twice a year from next year.

The first test will be held from January 6, 2019, to January 20, 2019, and the second test will be conducted conduct by the NTA from April 7 to April 21 in 2019. The results of the first JEE-Main will be declared in the first week of February 2019 while the results of the second JEE-Main will be announced in the first week of May 2019.

“Candidates can appear for the JEE Main as per their convenience, either in the month of January or April 2019 or in both of these months. The best of the candidates' scores in the two tests will be considered by the institutions for admission,” an official stated. Last date for registration of aspirants for the JEE-Main, to be held in January, is September 30, 2018.

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