Hyderabad: More than nine lakh candidates including 1.6 lakh students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-2020 during January 6-9 (Monday-Thursday).

National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts JEE, advised students not to bring purse, pen, pencil and even a piece of paper with them. Furthermore, the NTA has prohibited mobile phones, geometry tools and any electronic gadgets. Students will get all required materials such as pen, pencil, rough paper, etc., at the exam hall.

Over 75,000 students from Telangana will appear for JEE. Hall ticket along with any original photo ID card (Aadhar, Voter ID, divining licence, passport) is compulsory. Exam centres are in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda and Warangal.

JEE is an entrance exam for engineering courses conducted for admission into IIT, NIT, and IIIT in India. JEE comprises two different tests — JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The exams are of the objective pattern. NTA conducts JEE in two shifts — 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Students should reach the exam centre before the scheduled time, and they will not be allowed after reporting time, clarifies an official. Students should check the exam centre and on how to reach the location. The officials asked students to enter the exam centre 45 minutes before the scheduled time.

This year, NTA will be conducting JEE using a revised question paper format. Earlier, JEE Main question paper comprised 90 objective-type questions carrying 360 marks. In the latest revised question paper, 75 questions carry 300 marks with 25 each in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Out of 25 questions, students need to answer 20 objective-type questions and five numerical value questions, which require answering. However, numerical value questions do not carry negative marks. Candidates should not spend more than 40 seconds for each item. If confused or do not know the answer, it’s better to skip the question to move onto the next question, the officials advised.

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