JEE Main 2021 Exam News: The Joint Entrance Examination or the JEE Mains Exam is to be conducted four times in 2021 starting from February to May, according to the Union Minister for Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank with the objective of providing greater flexibility to students.
The first edition of JEE Mains exam will be held from February 23 to February 26, 2021 with subsequent rounds in the months of March, April and May respectively, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal announced.
"We have examined your suggestions regarding JEE (Mains) and on the basis of the same, I am announcing the schedule of the exam. The first edition will be held from February 23-26 and the results will be declared within five days from the last date of exams," the Education Minister said.
We have examined your suggestions regarding JEE (Mains) and on the basis of the same, I am announcing the schedule of the exam. @SanjayDhotreMP @EduMinOfIndia @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive @mygovindia https://t.co/yKUwnQRXlw— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 16, 2020
Asserting that the move to conduct JEE Mains four times in beneficial to students, the Dr. Pokhriyal said, "In the first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve in the next attempt. Additionally, this will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year."
The JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted in thirteen (13) different Indian languages - Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Telugu and Urdu including English adding to the flexibility of students. It may be noted that while exams in English, Hindi, and Urdu will be held throughout the country but the exams in regional language papers, however, will be held in the concerned states.
Earlier, the Union Education Minister announced about holding the JEE Main exam four times in 2021 during a virtual interaction with students, teachers and parents on the upcoming board and entrance exams, and stated that candidates can opt to appear once or all four times (from February to May) in JEE Main 2021 exam with highest score of all the appearances being taken into consideration for the propose of ranking and admissions to various engineering and technical courses across 100 plus (107) premier institutions throughout the country including 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 28 other government funded technical institutes (Other-GFTIs).
The syllabus for the JEE 2021 Main is likely to remain the same, but a proposal to allow students answer 75 questions (25 in Physics, 25 in Chemistry and 25 in Mathematics) out of the entire 90 questions is under contemplation, Dr. Pokhriyal added while putting to rest all speculations regarding the conduct of JEE Main and NEET 2021 exams.
The JEE Main 2020 was conducted by NTA from September 1 to September 6, 2020 across the 660 designated testing centers in the country amid COVID-19 pandemic scare with 6.5 lakh students appearing for the JEE Main exam out of 8.5 lakh candidates registered.