TBJEE announces new exam pattern, reduces exam time, negative marking introduced

The Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination (TBJEE) declared its new exam pattern for the fiscal year 2021-22 on Wednesday. The common entrance test is being revamped with this revision, which will replace the current two-day examination schedule with a single day. TBJEE Joint Director Dhirendra Debbarma, speaking to reporters here this evening, said that in the new scheme, the first shift will consist of physics and chemistry issue papers, while the following two shifts will consist of biology and mathematics papers.

Each subject's syllabus will be divided into ten modules or units under the new system. The TBJEE Joint Director said, "Question papers for each subject will be of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) kind, and there will be 30 compulsory questions for each subject." In the new method, each question will have four choices, with students selecting the right or closest alternative. Each question in the revised examination system will be worth four points, for a total of 120 points for each subject.

However, the new method comes with a caveat: negative marking was implemented, with a value of one deductible mark for each incorrect response. During the publication of results in the new system, the percentile score of students will be added during the result announcement.

“We used to offer exams in two days, with 100 points for each subject and a total of 400 points. The new framework is being implemented to conform to new academic standards following the last adaptations made in 2016 in accordance with CBSE curriculum, according to the official. He went on to say that some of the changes are similar to those seen in medical, engineering, and other technical entrance exams across the world.

The first examination change will last 90 minutes and consist of 60 questions, with 45 minutes allotted for each of the two subjects. The following two shifts will be 45 minutes each, for a total of three hours. The examination questions for this academic session will be based on the current TBJEE syllabi, which have been in place since 2015. The marking method was based on the NEET marking pattern, which included four marks per question, 120 marks per subject, and 480 total marks. A committee was also created to incorporate syllabus improvements in order to accommodate any potential changes in CBSE curricula.