JEE Main 2020: Additional 2 hour Time for Disabled Candidates in January next year Exam

Now a relief for many of the students who are going to attempt the Joint entrance examination (JEE Main 2020).

According to the new directive, it has now been decided that the students who will attend the exam in January next year will get 2 hours of additional time for students who are disabled.  

As per the management of the National Examination Agency (NTA), an institution conducting the exam, candidates with disability of 40 per cent or more can demand supplementary time.

So far, only those candidates who had access to the benefit of additional time were the assistants (Scribe). But now the disabled students who write the test themselves will also be able to avail the extra time. Not only that, but acid affected candidates can also avail this facility. 

The joint entrance exam for engineering consists of two papers in Main (JEE Main). Both the papers are three hours each. The divyangs will get one-hour extra time in each paper. 

According to NTA, the central government had changed the facilities provided to PWDs under the right of Divyangjans Act 2016. Under this, supplementary time will be given to PWDs from JEE Main 2020. 

The important dates for JEE Main 2020 can be given as follows:

Date Event
Availability of JEE application September 3rd 2019
Last date to submit October 10th 2019
Photo correction facility September 12th 2019
End date to pay the fee October 11th 2019
Application correction date October 14th-20th 2019
JEE Main Application for students at J & K November 4th to 8th 2019
Announcement of date and shift for the paper I and II December 6th 2019
Exam City announcement for Paper I and II December 6th 2019
Availability of JEE Admit card December 6th 2019
JEE Main exam dates January 6th-11th 2020
Answer key Third week of January
Availability of Answer Key challenge Third week of January 2020
Release of final answer key Last week of January 2020
JEE Main Result January 31st 2020
Registration for JoSAA 2020 Counselling June 15th 2020.

JEE, also known as Joint Entrance examination, is an engineering exam which is conducted nationwide to get admissions in colleges across India. It has two examinations: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The exam consists of objective questions.

It is one of the most challenging question paper. In 2012, Central Board of Secondary Education which a government-run organisation announced the JEE which replaced both AIEEE and IIT-JEE exams.

As per reports from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of Government of India, the government is considering to conduct only one common engineering entrance test based on lines NEET for all engineering colleges, including private institutions, across India.