Zeroth Attempt, a mock Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), was conducted by National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (NIT-C) across the State on Sunday. The exam was held as a part of Tathva, the largest techno-management fest in south India.
Focus on preparedness
It was conducted in 11 districts in 19 centres and recorded a huge turnout from JEE aspirants. The event was aimed at emphasizing the importance of providing quality exam preparedness to students.
The JEE (Main) is aimed at getting admission to National Institutes of Technology and other government-funded institutions and is the eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) for admission to undergraduate programmes at Indian Institutes of Technology.
The questions were prepared by professors of NIT-C. The results of the exam will be made available on the website tathva.org by October 31.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has revised the examination pattern for JEE (Main) 2020. The total number of questions has been reduced to 75 from 90, giving equal weightage to three subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with 25 questions and 100 marks each. Another change is that only 20 questions in each subject will be in multiple choice question mode and remaining five questions will have to be answered in numerical value.