The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, announced that the JEE (Main) exams will now take place four times a year.
The exams will be conducted in February, March, April, and May 2021. The decision was taken after the ministry examined the suggestions received for conducting the exams.
The first exam session in February will take place between February 23 to 26, 2021.
Pokhriyal said that the decision to conduct the examination four times a year will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores if they failed to give their best in the first attempt.
In the first attempt, students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting the next time.
In case, anyone misses one examination due to reasons beyond control, he/she will not have to wait for one full year. The student’s best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.
There will be a total of 90 questions in the JEE-Mains paper – 30 from physics, chemistry and mathematics each. Students will have to attempt 75 questions – 25 each in physics, chemistry and mathematics. The minister informed that a candidate need not appear in all the four sessions.
Besides, in the new paper pattern, there will be no negative marking in the 15 alternative questions.
The exam schedule for March, April and May 2021 will be released accordingly. Examination results will be declared after 4 to 5 days from the last date of the exams.
JEE (Main) 2021 exams will be held in 13 languages including Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu. Exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode and the exam for B.Arch wil be conducted in offline mode.
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