Numerical value questions in JEE from January

Highlights

  • NTA reduced number of questions to 25 per section

Hyderabad: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will add numeric value questions from January 6, 2020, onwards. The National Testing Agency, which handles the examination, released a sample set of numeric value questions. Five numeric value questions will be part of Maths, Physics and Chemistry subjects. No negative marks will be applied for the numeric value questions, according to officials.

The new system will come into force from the first phase of the mains exam in January. To avoid issues regarding the new addition, the agency has uploaded three sets of sample questions on JEE-2020 website.

Lakhs of students across India write JEE for getting admissions in IIT, IIIT and other premiere national institutes. The officials noted that students without knowledge are also scoring marks by just guessing in the multiple answer system. It has been affecting the merit students to some extent. Considering several suggestions on this, the National Testing Agency prepared the new pattern of question paper by reducing the number of questions.

The new pattern of question paper will benefit merit students. In the earlier system, students without knowledge used to tick an answer by just guessing and sometimes scoring more marks as well. It jeopardised the prospects of students who made an effort to prepare. Now, in the new system, students can answer numeric value questions, if they know very well, observed an official.

In the previous system, each subject had 30 questions. Now, with the improvement, NTA reduced the number of items to 25, including five numeric value questions. The remaining 20 questions will have multiple answers.

JEE-2020 mains first phase online exam will be held during January 6-9. National Testing Agency announced that students could download the admit cards from the official website. If they’re unable to download the admit cards, students can e-mail to the official id — [email protected]

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