JEE Main 2020

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards. Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

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Class XI, XII

' Experience Mathematics as a way of life, not as school subject '
  • This course covers complete syllabii for CBSE Class XI, XII, JEE Main & JEE Advanced.
  • Emphasis is also given on SAT/Olympiad/KVPY.
  • Separate batches for CBSE (Commerce/Humanities/Medical/SAT).

The 12th CBSE Board examination is highly competitive. You must be committed to two years of rigorous learning to master the fundamentals for the 12th CBSE Board examination.


Duration of XI /XII (Non-Medical) Duration of XI /XII (CBSE) Duration of VI/VII,VIII/IX /X (CBSE)
Batches 2 hours 15 minutes Batches 1 hour 30 minutes Batches 1 hours 30 minutes
On alternate days On alternate days On alternate days


Specification  Overview
Name of Examination Joint Entrance Examination Main
Commonly Known As JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Level National Level
Category Undergraduate Examination
Purpose of Exam Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced
Mode of Examination Computer based test
For Paper 2 - Drawing section will be conducted as pen and paper based test
Number of Attempts Twice in a year, Total - 6
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Total Marks 360
Number of slots for each exam 8 slots out of which one has to be chosen by students for Paper I 
2 slots for Paper II
Number of Applicants Over 12 Lakh
Number of Test Centres in India 264
Number of Test Centres in Abroad 9
States that are part of the JEE Main system Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland
States that accept JEE Main scores Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
JEE Main 2019 Official Website
Number of Seats Offered NITs - 17967
IIITs - 4023
GFTIs - 4683


Olympiad (IMO)

One of the popular Math Olympiad, conducted by SOF, the IMO is conducted at two levels

Level 1: The first level of the exam is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours only.

  • The Level 1 exam is an objective-type test having duration of 60 minutes comprising of 35 objective-type
    questions for classes 1 to 4 and 50 objective-type questions for classes 5 to 12.
  • The exam consists of four sections:
    • Section-1: Logical Reasoning
    • Section-2: Mathematical Reasoning
    • Section-3: Everyday Mathematics
    • Section-4: Achievers Section
  • There are separate question papers for each and every class.
  • The medium of the exam is English.
  • CBSE, ICSE/ISC and other State Board syllabus is followed for the setting of test papers.
  • The exam is conducted during school hours only

Level 2: The Level 2 is conducted for students of classes 3 to 12. The qualifiers to second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise that appear for the 1st level exam. Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded with a separate weightage.
  • Zone wise top 25 rank holders class wise.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & have scored 50% qualifying marks.

IMO Syllabus and Marking Scheme

Class Section No. of Questions Marks/Question Total Marks
1 to 4 Logical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Mathematical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
  Achievers Section 5 2 10
  Grand Total 35   40
5 to 12 Logical Reasoning 15 1 15
  Mathematical Reasoning 20 1 20
  Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
  Achievers Section 5 3 15
  Grand Total 50   60

Schedule for 2019-2020 examination

The exam will be held on 5th & 17th December 2019.



KVPY 2019 or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 is a national level exam conducted to provide scholarship up to pre-PhD level to selected candidates. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam. The official notification for KVPY 2019 is expected to release in July 2019. In this article, we discuss the salient features of the program, on the basis of past trends:

KVPY Scholarship is awarded to deserving candidates to pursue higher education in the field of basic Sciences starting at the undergraduate level up to pre-research level studies. The courses for which candidates have commonly been awarded the fellowship includes B.Sc., B. Stat, Integrated M.Sc., and M.S in either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology. KVPY 2019 is tentatively scheduled for November 2019, the application form for which will be made available from July till August 2019.

  • KVPY Admit Card will be made available from the second week of October 2019.
  • Post-publication of KVPY 2019 Result in December, shortlisted candidates will have to go through the Interview round.
  • Final Selection for the scholarship will be based on the aptitude test & personal interview.

KVPY 2019 Highlights

Exam KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore
Official Website
Level and Periodicity of Exam National level exam held annually
Streams SA: Students in Class 11 can appear in this stream
SX: Students in Class 12 can appear in this stream
SB: Students studying Science in the first year of
graduation can appear for this stream
Aptitude Test Centers 54 Cities across India
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Online/Offline
Medium of Examination English & Hindi
Helpdesk Phone: 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 &
080 – 22933536 (Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM)




The SAT is a standardized test designed to measure basic critical reading, math and writing skills. Most colleges and universities request ACT or SAT score results from applicants. The SAT is composed of three main sections, each with its own subsections. The three major sections will be graded on a scale of 200-800. The final score will be the sum of all sections, a number between 600 and 2400. Here is what you can expect to see in each section.

SAT 2019 Pattern

SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Here we cover the general SAT test pattern.

Subject Duration Subsections Questions Score Range
Math 80 minutes Calculator allowed for 37 questions
Calculator not allowed for 20 questions
  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • 'The Heart of Algebra'
  • 'Passport to Advanced Math'
Reading 65 minutes Total 52 questions
  • No Sentence Completion
  • Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)
200-800 (combined with Writing section)
Writing and Language 35 minutes Total 44 questions
  • Tests 'Expression of Ideas' and 'Standard English Conventions' through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science
  • All questions from extended prose (400-450 words)
200-800 (combined with Reading section)
Essay (optional) 50 minutes One 50 minutes optional essay This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence not scored
Total 3 hours (with optional 50 minutes) 154 questions --- 1600

Key Points for SAT Eligibility 2019

  • The College Board is the official conducting body of the SAT exam
  • There is no minimum or maximum age set by the conducting body as SAT eligibility criteria
  • SAT is widely accepted in countries like USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.
  • Students appear for SAT for admission to undergraduate programmes in colleges/ universities abroad
  • A maximum number of high school students between the ages 17-18 appear for the SAT exam



The Mathematics Level 2 Subject Test covers the same material as the Mathematics Level 1 test — with the addition of trigonometry and elementary functions (precalculus). If you performed well in these courses, taking this test gives you the opportunity to highlight you're abilities and showcase your interest in higher-level mathematics.

Test Basics

Scoring, Timing, Number of Questions

SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Here we cover the general SAT test pattern.

Points Minutes Questions
200-800 60 50 (Multiple Choice)

Topic for the Test

Content Approximate % of Test
Number and operations
  • Operations, ratio and proportion, complex numbers, counting, elementary number theory, matrices, sequences, series, vectors
Algebra and functions
  • Expressions, equations, inequalities, representation and modeling, properties of functions (linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, periodic, piecewise, recursive, parametric)
Geometry and measurement

Coordinate: Lines, parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, symmetry, transformations, polar coordinates
Three-dimensional: Solids, surface area and volume (cylinders, cones, pyramids, spheres, prisms), coordinates in three dimensions
Trigonometry: Right triangles, identities, radian measure, law of cosines, law of sines, equations, double angle formulas
Data analysis, statistics, and probability
  • Mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, standard deviation, graphs and plots, least squares regression (linear, quadratic, exponential), probability



Name of Examination National Defence Academy
Commonly known as NDA
Conducting authority Union Public Service Commission
Exam level National Level Entrance Exam
Organized for Recruitment in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
Mode Of Exam Offline i.e. Pen & Paper Based mode
Section Mathematics, GAT (Section 1- English) and GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)
Total Marks 900
Negative marking 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
Type Of Questions Multiple Choice Question(MCQ)
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 or equivalent examination
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

NDA 2019 Important dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for NDA exam 2019 below:

Events NDA I dates NDA II dates
Release of official notification 9th January 2019 7th Aug 2019
Availability of application form 9th January 2019 7th Aug 2019
Last date for the submission of application form 4th Feb 2019 3rd Sep 2019
Release date of Admit card Updated Shortly Updated Shortly
Date of entrance test 21st April 2019 17th Nov 2019
Announcement of result Updated Shortly Updated Shortly

NDA 2019 Admit Card

Eligible candidates who registered successfully will be able to download the admit card before 10 days from the examination. The authority will release the NDA admit card in the month of March (for NDA I) and in the month of August (for NDA II) tentatively. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website by submitting their application login details. All the candidates should carry the NDA hall ticket while appearing in the exam center.

NDA 2019 Eligibility criteria

Candidate's eligibility for NDA 2019 will be depending upon various parameters. The NDA eligibility criteria 2019 will be slightly different for all defense services. The details about NDA 2019 Eligibility criteria are listed below:


As per the nationality standards decided by UPSC for NDA 2019, the candidate must be an Indian Citizen or subject of Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to apply.

A PIO (Person of Indian Origin) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the purpose to get settled down permanently in India may also apply for the exam.

Age Limit

  • Candidates, who have born in between 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003, are eligible for apply for NDA (1) exam.
  • For NDA 2, applicants should have born in between 2nd January 2001 to 1st July 2004.

Gender & Marital criteria

  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Applicants must assume not to marry until they finish their complete training.

Educational qualification

For Army Wing: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board.

For Air Force & Naval wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:

  • Must be completed 10+2 or equivalent examination with physics and mathematics subjects.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

NDA Application form 2019: How to apply?

Candidates must check the important instructions to fill the application form, before filling the online application. Below, candidates can find the some major details about the NDA registration 2019:

  • Candidates can access and fill the application form through online mode.
  • The conducting body will release the NDA 2019 Application form on 9th January 2018 (for NDA I) and 7th August 2019 (for NDA II) tentatively.
  • Candidates have to first complete the registration part. Only after the successful registration, they can access the application form.
  • Fill in the details carefully as no changes will be allowed to be made thereafter.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature as per the prescribed format.
  • There will be no need to send the printout/hard copy of the application form to the UPSC.

Application Fee

Candidates belonging to general category have to pay Rs. 100/ as necessary application fee. The payment can be made through debit/credit card and SBI net banking. Candidates can also remit fee through challan of SBI bank. There will be no fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST category/ Sons of JCOs, NCOs & Ors.

Exam pattern

NDA 2019 will be conducted in offline mode. The entrance test will comprise of two sections i.e. General Knowledge (600 marks) and Mathematics (300 marks). The paper will consist of objective type questions. For each wrong answer 0.33 marks will be deducted. The duration given to complete each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The section wise distribution of marks according to NDA exam pattern is provided in the below table:

Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 300 2 and half hours
GAT (Section 1- English) 200
GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge) 400 2 and half hours
Total Marks 900
SSB Interview marks 900
Total 1800