NEW DELHI: The schedule for the JEE (Main) 2024 January exam including the online registration dates has been notified by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Thursday. For the first time the agency announced the results date in advance, which is February 12, 2024. Moreover, aspirants can register for both the January and April exams. As first reported by the TOI it also notified the “lighter” syllabus for the test.
Online registration will continue till November 30, 2023.NTA will announce the allotment of city examinations by the second week of January and the computer-based tests will be conducted from January 24 to February 1, 2024.
NTA also notified the revised syllabus for the test based on which the admissions for the centrally funded technical institutions like the NITs and IIITs takes place as well as the top 20% of the merit list becomes eligible to sit for the JEE (Advanced), the entrance test for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
“44 education Board responded for consultation on the syllabus and presented their status. A committee under NCERT was formed and all the deleted units of all the education Boards which responded were addressed in the revised syllabus,” said a senior NTA official.
JEE (Main) – 2024 will be conducted in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
A candidate has the option to apply for one Session or for both Sessions (Session 1 and Session 2 of 2024) together and pay the exam fee accordingly. “… if a candidate wishes to apply only for Session 1 (January), he/she has to pay the examination fee only for Session 1 during the current application period and will have the opportunity to apply again for Session 2 (April 2024) when the application window for Session 2 will be re-opened,” stated the notification.
Each of the papers (mathematics, physics, chemistry) under Paper 1 for BTech/ BE programmes will comprise of two sections “A” and “B”. Section “A” will be of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and section “B” will contain questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In section “B”, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. There will be negative marking for both sections.

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