The detailed brochure for JEE Main 2021 is out on the official website while the application registration process will commence today, i.e., 15 December 2020. It is imperative that candidates check the eligibility criteria first before proceeding to fill out the application form. To do so, candidates will have to visit jeemain.nta.nic.in the official website. The last date to fill out the JEE Main application form is 15 January 2021.
Exams to be Held in Four Sessions
The biggest change in the engineering exam is that it will be held four times starting in February 2021. Candidates can appear for either one or all exams and the best score of the candidate will be taken into consideration. As per the National Testing Agency or NTA, the first session will be conducted between 22 February 2021 and 25 February 2021.
“The JEE (Main) 2021 will be held in February 2021 followed by next three Sessions in March, April, and May 2021. This is being done to ensure that the JEE (Main)2021 does not interfere with the Board examinations, which may be held at different times across the States/UTs.”
The total number of questions to be attempted by the students will remain untouched – Physics -25, Mathematics – 25, and Chemistry – 25. However, the entrance test will include a choice in one section to cover the decision of reduction of the syllabus by different boards in the country.
“In the light of rationalization of the syllabus by various Boards, the NTA has decided to provide for choice in the question papers and thus there will be two sections in each paper,” NTA stated.
The decision was taken to provide students with multiple opportunities to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting a whole academic year. The students will get first-hand experience of the changes in the exam in the first attempt and the experience will help them in realizing their mistakes, which they can improve on in the next sessions.
Additionally, this will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year. “If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond their control, then he/she will not have to wait for one full year,” the official notification read.
JEE Main 2021 Exam to be Held in 13 Languages
Another new thing in the upcoming JEE Main exam is that it will be held in 13 languages. Candidates have to make sure that they choose the language option while filling out the form otherwise they won’t be able to do it later. The exam will be conducted in English, Hindi, and Urdu all over the country while regional languages will be introduced in specific states. The newly introduced languages include Bengali for West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Island; Assamese for examination centers of Assam; and Gujarati for Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.