The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education), Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises two papers. Paper 1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.
The JEE (Main) is being conducted in multiple Sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session. The candidates will thus benefit in the following ways:
- This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
- 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 while attempting for the next time.
- 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 control, then 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.
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Due to the COVID-19 in 2020, JEE Mains was conducted very late than the usual time. Moreover, not only the exams but various other authorities (such as Class 12 boards) have taken various steps so that candidates don’t get affected due to the pandemic and lockdown. Similarly, in JEE Main 2021, various steps have been taken to help students in every possible way. Those steps are:
- JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted four times a year. The exam will be conducted in February, March, April, and May. It will help students to appear in any of the four exams as per their situation. If any candidate appears in all four sessions of the exam, his/her best score will be considered for the counseling process.
- For the first time, JEE Mains 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. It will help candidates from all over the country to appear for the exam.
- Candidates are now required to attempt 75 questions out of 90 or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. This step has been taken keeping in mind the syllabus reduced by different boards across the country.
- Out of 30 questions in every section (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), candidates will be required to attempt only 25 questions. There will be no negative marking for the 15 optional questions incase they are attempted by students.
Important dates for JEE 2021
- The last date to apply for JEE Main 2021 has been extended to 23 Jan 2021.
- Payment of application fee last date- 24 Jan 2021
- Application form correction window- 27-Jan-2021 to 30-Jan-2021
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates- Session-1: 23-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021
- Session-2: 15-Mar-2021 to 18 Mar-2021
- Session-3: 27-Apr-2021 to 30-Apr-2021
- Session-4: 24-May-2021 to 28-May-2021
The exam will be conducted multiple times in two shifts on each day
- Shift 1 – 9 am to 12 pm
- Shift 2 – 3 pm to 6 pm (6:30 pm for BArch and BPlanning)
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria
NTA has released the JEE Main eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch, and BPlan papers. Candidates must fulfill all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:
- Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main
- Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
- Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible
- Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
- Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.
- Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible
- Qualifying marks
- To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 percent (aggregate) or
- Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
- For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 percent
- Total attempts
- A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
- The number of attempts will be four in total a year from 2021
JEE Main 2021 Mock Test
JEE Main 2021 mock tests at the practice centers will be made available by the NTA. The mock tests can be accessed by all JEE Main 2021 aspirants. Candidates can practice regularly by taking the JEE Main mock test as well as preparing from previous years’ question papers.
Steps to take the online JEE Main 2021 Mock Test at NTA’s website are given below:
Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA
Step 2: Navigate to the “Mock Test” link given at the top of the homepage
Step 3: Submit the required credentials and agree to the instructions
Step 4: On successful submission of the correct credentials, candidates can begin JEE Main 2020 Mock test online
Keep your confidence and preparation at par!
Also published on Medium.