New Delhi, 03 March 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) recently released the JEE Main 2022 notification along with the application form for the April Session. As per the schedule mentioned, JEE Main 2022 will be held in two sessions – April and May. While the upcoming April session will be conducted from April 16 to 21, 2022, Session 2 (or the May session) of JEE Main 2022 will be held from May 24 to 29, 2022. The students aspiring to appear for JEE Main 2022 April session will be able to fill and submit the application form till March 31.
Note: This year, NTA has also introduced several changes in the JEE Main registration and examination format.
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JEE Main 2022 – Important Dates
|JEE Main 2022 Notification Launch||1 March 2022|
|JEE Main 2022 Application Form Available||1 March 2022|
|JEE Main 2022 Application Form Last Date||31 March 2022|
|Exam – Session 1||16 April 2022 – 21 April 2022|
|Exam – Session 2||24 May 2022 – 29 May 2022|
How to Fill JEE Main 2022 Application Form?
Step 1 – Visit NTA’s official website of JEE Main 2022 – jeemain.nta.nic.in
Step 2 – Click on the link to JEE Main registration.
Step 3 – Enter the details to sign in. (Click on New Registration, if not yet registered)
Step 4 – Login to the application portal
Step 5 – Enter the necessary details in the JEE Main 2022 application form.
Step 6 – Upload the documents, as required.
Step 7 – Pay application fee.
Step 8 – Recheck and submit the form.
Note: Candidates are requested to fill in the details carefully. In a short notification released by the NTA, it has been declared that there will be no correction facility available for applicants submitting the JEE Main 2022 application form. In case any discrepancy is found in the application form, the NTA will not allow the applicants to make changes after it has been submitted.
JEE Main 2022 Changes
2 Sessions Instead of 4 – Certain changes have been introduced this year to the JEE Main examination format. Unlike JEE Main 2021 which was conducted in four separate phases, JEE Main 2022 will be held in two separate phases – April and May. The application link for April Session will remain active until 31st March while the application form for the May Session shall be released again later. Students are not permitted to apply for both the phases at the same time.
Question Paper Format – In JEE Main 2022, each section will consist of 20 multiple choice questions as well as 10 numerical value questions (with only 5 questions being mandatory). Candidates will obtain four marks for each correct response and one-fourth mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
JEE Main 2021 Controversy – New Security Features Added
Following the discovery of a cheating scam during the JEE Main 2021, NTA has introduced a number of security features to the examination.
Last year, despite safeguards in place, numerous JEE Main centres were breached, and certain specialists began taking exam on the candidates’ behalf. The case was sent to the CBI; Affinity Education Pvt. Ltd., a coaching academy was booked for alleged misconduct. Having been promised the surety of an engineering seat, candidates had allegedly paid significant amounts of money to the coaching institute. Specific exam centres, including Sonipat, were targeted.
Added Verification – Hence, to ensure that individuals entering the system are genuine applicants who can be further traced back, NTA has now introduced a verification feature during the registration phase. Applicants will now have to enter the OTP obtained on their registered phone number once they sign up, and they also will be required to enter the OTP provided on their registered e-mail address prior to fee submission.
Authentication Process – An arrangement has also been introduced for authenticating the photograph while filling out the application form online. While filling out the form, a field has been provided to capture the applicants’ Aadhar number on a voluntary basis.
Note: To receive notifications from NTA, applicants must install the SANDES application on their mobile phone (in addition to email/SMS). A confirmation page and a copy of the score card will be sent to the applicants’ registered e-mail address. NTA provides all applicants with an additional option of UMANG as well as DigiLocker to access their documents such as the admit card, confirmation page, score cards, and so on.