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Relief to Maharashtra Students Affected by Rain: To Be Given Another Chance for JEE Main Session 3, Exam on 3rd and 4th August.
Last updated on July 29th, 2021 by user
The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that JEE Main will be reconducted by NTA for students who will be unable to take it due to heavy rains in some regions of Maharashtra.
NTA has released the official notice on 28th July regarding the exam dates for the maharashtra students who did not attend exam centers on July 25 and 27 in Ratnagiri, Palghar, Kolhapur, Raigad, Sangli, Ratnagiri, and Satara due to heavy rain and flooding to have exams on 3rd and 4th August 2021. Admit card can be downloaded from 29th July 2021. Check Admit card details
NTA has notified through a circular dated 24 July 2021 that students having exam centres in Ratnagiri, Palghar, Kolhapur, Raigad, Sangli, Ratnagiri, and Satara from Maharashtra who will be unable to appear for the exam on July 25 and 27 due to heavy rains and flooding in the city will be given another chance at JEE Main 2021. The exam will be reconducted for such students at a later date. The revised exam dates will be announced by NTA soon.
Official notice given by NTA regarding the conduct of JEE Main for the candidates of Maharashtra state due to heavy rains
“No Need To Panic”
The Education Minister tweeted, “In light of the heavy rains and landslides in Maharashtra, to assist the Maharashtra student community, I have advised the NTA to grant another opportunity to all candidates who may not be able to reach the test centre for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3.”
He further added, “Students from Kolhapur, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Sangli, and Satara, who are unable to reach their test centres on 25 and 27 July 2021 for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3 need not panic. They will be given another opportunity, and the dates will be announced soon by the NTA.” Check Latest Exam Dates
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More Than 7 Lakh Students Registered
JEE Main 2201 Session 3 is being conducted on July 20, 22, 25 and 27. A total of 7,09,519 students have registered for the 3rd session. Both the shifts on July 20 and 22 were reviewed by the students to be moderate while the second shift 2 on July 25 was considered by the students to be easier than February and March sessions.
NTA has also conducted the February and March session of JEE Main 2021 successfully while Session 4 is scheduled to be conducted in late August.
Around 7.09 lakh candidates have registered for Session 3 of JEE Main 2021. The exam is being conducted by NTA at 828 Centre’s located in 334 cities.
Session 3 of JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in Computer Based Mode on July 20, 22, 25 and 27. Multiple shifts have already been conducted on July 20 and 22nd. The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has also informed that Session 4 is further postponed until late August. It will now be conducted on 26, 27, 31 August and 1 September.
JEE Main July 20 Analysis of B. Tech Paper
NTA has successfully conducted the exam in 2 sessions each on July 20 and 22. Some students considered the exam on July 20 to be easier than the March session. Physics was considered to be the easiest section amongst the 3 sections while Chemistry and Mathematics were moderately difficult. The overall difficulty level of the exam can be classified as moderate.
JEE Main July 22 Analysis of B. Tech Paper
The July 22 exam was also considered to be moderate by the students. The Physics section had most questions based on calculations while the Mathematics section was too lengthy but not very difficult. The Chemistry section was based on NCERT and was easy to attempt with numerical based questions being asked from Physical Chemistry.
Answer Key To Be Released Soon
JEE Main answer key for the exams conducted on July 20 and 22 will be soon released by NTA on the official website. Candidates can challenge the provisional answer key by paying a fee within the stipulated timeline.
Candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main as well as CLAT should visit the Consortium of National Law Universities website – consortiumofnlus.ac.in in order to request a change in their CLAT exam date as CLAT is also scheduled to be conducted on July 23 in offline mode.
Revised dates for the 2 pending sessions of JEE Main 2021 have been announced on July 6th by the then Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
As a relief to lakhs of candidates, the Education Ministry has finally taken a decision on the last 2 sessions of JEE Main 2021 that were postponed during the second wave of the pandemic.
- JEE Main April session (Phase 3) is scheduled to be conducted from July 20-25, 2021
- May session (Phase 4) of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from July 27-August 2, 2021.
NTA has notified that the exam will be conducted with proper social distancing measures and the registration process at the exam centres will be contactless.
JEE Main Session 3 and 4 Registration
NTA has aso reopened the application window from July 6, 2021. Applications for Session 3 can be submitted till July 8, 2021 while the application window for Session 4 will remain active from July 9-12, 2021. Candidates must keep in mind that NTA will not open the correction window and they must enter correct details in the application form.
As per the notice released by NTA, 6.80 lakh candidates have already registered for the April session while 6.09 lakh applications have been received for the May session. However, NTA has opened the registration process again after receiving repeated requests from the candidates.
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Also, candidates who have already applied are given a chance to change their preferred exam centres. NTA has also increased the total number of cities for the exam from 232 to 334. Number of centres has also been increased from 660 to 828.
Declaration of final dates for JEE Main has brought some clarity to the students. It is expected that NTA might make announcements about NEET 2021 dates soon as well. However, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 1, 2021 but NTA has not released the NEET UG application forms yet.
JEE Advanced 2021: New Guidelines Released, Qualified Candidates Of Last Year Can Appear Without JEE Main 2021
Last updated on July 27th, 2021 by user
Candidates who qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 but could not appear for the exam will be given a chance to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
IIT Kharagpur, which is the conducting authority for JEE Advanced 2021 has released the information brochure for JEE Advanced 2021. However, the exam that was previously scheduled to be conducted on July 2, 2021 has been postponed due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 situation. JEE Advanced 2021 will only be conducted after both the pending sessions of JEE Main 2021 (April and May) get conducted. Revised dates for JEE Main April and May session as well as JEE Advanced 2021 are released. Check JEE Advanced detailed Information
Who is Eligible for JEE Advanced 2021?
As a one time measure, the students who qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 but could not appear due to COVID-19 related restrictions will be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2021. There are around 8000-9000 such candidates who lost the chance to appear for JEE Advanced last year due to the pandemic. Sarit K. Das, a professor at IIT Madras and the former director of IIT Ropar said that this move will provide equal opportunities to the candidates who missed it as these candidates will be considered in addition to the candidates qualifying for JEE Advanced in 2021.
Das also said that, “While it may be difficult to verify their Covid related challenges, JEE Advanced being a high-stake exam, few would have wanted to opt out at the last minute unless there is a genuine reason.” Further, the top 2.5 lakh candidates in JEE Main All India Rank List will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
Class XII Board Exam: Eligibility Criteria
Deepankar Choudhury, Chair Professor and Head of Civil Engineering department of IIT Bombay said that considering the board exam results helps maintain the quality of candidates who get selected for the premier engineering institutes of the country as board results focus on the overall assessment of the candidates. The results help to assess proficiency in language also which the competent exams do not.
Choudhury also added, “Since board exams are non-uniform throughout the country, to hinge assessments based on the earlier 75% marks criteria in the board results would not do justice to the students of those state boards where marking is very strict. The pass criterion seems like a fair deal to the students.”
JEE Advanced 2021 Revised Dates
Talking about the exam dates for JEE Advanced 2021, Education Minister Dharmendhra Pradhan announced that JEE Advanced will be held on 3rd October 2021. There is a gap between JEE Main April, May sessions and JEE Advanced 2021.
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Centre’s
The director of IIT Hyderabad, BS Murty, said, “Since there is not much of a significant difference in the Covid situation this year as compared to last year at this point in time, the number of examination centre’s may not be increased unless the situation takes a turn for the worse.”
Choudhury also said that the need to increase the number of exam centres will depend on the digital exams service provider’s ability to set up the facilities in remote areas. He also added that “a social distancing mode” with sanitization measures, mandatory masks, temperature checks etc. need to be followed at all centre’s.
The 6-year extensive course is aimed at grooming students with Mathematical and Engineering skills.
Various private engineering colleges have introduced a 6-year integrated engineering course. It initially introduces the students to the concepts of Class XI and XII. The course is aimed at preparing students for advanced technical education.
Prasad D Khandekar, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, MIT World Peace University, Pune said, “Students enrolled in this program are initially taught about the science subjects, equivalent to classes 11 & 12 along with right guidance of engineering techniques and tools, which help them to build their knowledge as per the industry requirements.” He further added that the aim of introducing the course is to grant entry to interested students without them wasting time and money on preparation for entrance exams.
List of Universities Offering Integrated B.Tech
A list of universities offering this course is given below:
- MIT World Peace University, Pune
- Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies- AP
- NMIMS (Deemed to be University)
- ITM Group of Institutions
Admissions at MIT World Peace University
This year, admissions to the integrated engineering course at the MIT World Peace University will be based on an online entrance exam. Until last year, the admissions were given based on the merit of students in Class X board exams. But the criteria has been changed due to the scrapping of Class X border exams this year.
The university offers the Integrated B.Tech course in 5 streams, namely, Computer Science, Civil, Telecommunication, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering. Admission to all these streams will be based on the scores secured by the candidates in the online entrance test.
Admissions at NMIMS, Mumbai
Seema Shah, the Director of the Integrated B.Tech Program at NMIMS, Mumbai said, “Getting into engineering after class X ensures seamless integration of students in the field. It also helps them to secure a seat and enjoy their engineering journey, away from any rat race of appearing various entrance tests”.
The Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering of NMIMS, Mumbai will offer this course. There are 360 seats in the course divided over various streams like Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Admissions to the course are offered on the basis of merit.
Both the sessions of JEE Main that were postponed are expected to be conducted within a gap of 20-25 days.
The National Testing Agency is expected to announce the revised dates for JEE Main April and May sessions by the end of June 2021. The news might bring some relief to lakhs of already anxious aspirants. JEE Main April session was scheduled to be held on April 27 to 30, 2021 while the May session was scheduled for 24-28th May, 2021. However, NTA postponed both these sessions because of an increase in coronavirus infections throughout the country amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
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JEE Advanced Dates Will Be Out Soon
As per sources, NTA and the Ministry of Education will review the COVID-19 situation before announcing the revised dates for both the sessions of JEE Main 2021. The Education Ministry is also expected to take a call on the exam dates for NEET 2021, CUCET and other exams by the end of June 2021. JEE Advanced 2021 dates will also be announced soon as the exam that was earlier scheduled to be held on July 3 was postponed due to the delay in conducting of the last 2 sessions of JEE Main 2021.
Less Number of Candidates This Year
Every year, over 9-10 lakh candidates appear for JEE Main while around 6 lakh candidates appear for the March session of JEE Main 2201. The number of JEE Main aspirants might increase this year as the JEE Main score has also been made compulsory for those seeking recruitment in the technical entry scheme of the Indian Army.
However, as the COVID-19 situation is getting better in the country, experts are saying that the entrance exams might be conducted in late July or early August 2021. But NTA has not hinted towards any date as of now. Sources have also informed that both sessions of JEE Main might be conducted within a gap of 20-25 days. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website for all latest updates.
It is very less likely that any of the competitive exams such as JEE Main 2021 shall be cancelled even after the worst second wave of COVID-19.
After the cancellation of Class XII board exams by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and several state boards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is due to hold a meeting to take a decision on the status of JEE Main and NEET 2021. The decision to cancel the board exams for class XII was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on June 1st, 2021. The decision was taken in consideration of the spike in COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic.
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The decision on national level entrance exams like JEE Main 2021 and NEET UG 2021 is expected to come out soon.
The decision of cancellation of Class XII board exams has brought some clarity to the mind of students. The Ministry of Education is likely to take a decision on the conducting of various national level examinations like JEE Main 2021 and NEET UG 2021 after reviewing the current situation. A source also informed that a meeting will be conducted soon to review the status of the two remaining sessions of JEE Main and the upcoming NEET UG exam. The fate of the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will also be decided once CBSE releases the alternate criteria for evaluation in place of class XII boards.
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JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2021: Exam Dates
JEE Main was scheduled to be conducted 4 times this year. February and March sessions have already been conducted while the April and May sessions were postponed in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic. JEE Advanced, which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on July 3, has also been postponed by the Ministry of Education recently. JEE Main and Advanced are the national level entrance exams conducted for granting admission to premier engineering institutes throughout the country.
Registrations for the April session of JEE Main were completed. However, the exam is still pending. Meanwhile, NTA has not yet commenced registrations for the May session of JEE Main 2021 (which includes B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning exams). This is likely going to create panic amid aspirants who are awaiting their chances.
Update on NEET UG 2021
No decision on NEET UG 2021 has been taken as of now. However, NTA has released the new website for NEET UG 2021 and has notified that the registration process for the same will start soon. In early 2021, medical aspirants demanded that NEET UG should also be conducted in multiple sessions similar to JEE Main but NTA denied the request. NTA issued a statement clarifying that NEET UG will only be conducted once a year. As per the last notification, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 1, 2021.
The decision to postpone Class XII boards was taken in a high level meeting conducted on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and a decision in favour of the students was taken. CBSE will soon release the alternate criteria for assessment. The board will also provide the students who are unsatisfied with the marks provided with an option to appear for board exams once the situation becomes stable.
JEE Advanced 2021 that was earlier scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021, has been postponed amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 has been postponed due to a spike in COVID-19 infections in the country. IIT Kharagpur has notified about the postponement of the exam through an official notification. The exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021 (Saturday) but will now be conducted at a later date. The official notification further states that the revised dates will be announced at an appropriate time.
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CBSE Boards and JEE Main Uncertainty
The decision came after a 3 member committee reviewed the situation created by the pandemic during a meeting held at IIT Kharagpur. It was observed by the committee that the exam needed to be rescheduled. This is because the dates for the last 2 sessions of JEE Main 2021, that is, April and May session are uncertain. NTA has not released the revised dates for JEE Main April and May session. Class XII board exams have also been postponed. Further, JEE Advanced can only be conducted after the results of all sessions of JEE Main are released.
JEE Main is the national level entrance test considered for granting admission to engineering institutes all over the country while JEE Advanced gives you entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
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JEE Advanced 2021: What’s New?
- The top 20-percentile rule or 75% criteria has been scrapped in order to give relaxation to students during the pandemic.
- The candidates having AIR upto 2.5 lakh in JEE Main will be shortlisted to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
- It has earlier been notified that the candidates who couldn’t appear for JEE Main 2020 due to COVID-19 will be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2021 directly without appearing for JEE Main 2021.
Candidates are advised to keep a check on our website or jeeadv.ac.in to get latest updates about the revised dates for JEE Advanced 2021.