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JEE Main April 2021 Postponed Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases, New Dates 15 Days Prior To Exam

Last updated on April 19th, 2021 at 02:50 pm

NTA declared on Sunday morning that the JEE Main 2021 April Session stands postponed until further notice.

In light of the surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the country, the National Testing Agency (NTA) decided to postpone the April Session of JEE Main 2021. The April session was scheduled to be conducted from April 27 to April 30, 2021.

The announcement for the postponement of the National level Entrance Exam was made by the Union Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He further added that the revised dates for JEE Main April session will be announced at least 15 days prior to the exam.

Pokhriyal informed the students about the postponement through a tweet, “Given the current Covid-19 situation, I have advised NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April session. I would like to reiterate that the safety of our students and their academic career are Education Ministry’s and my prime concerns right now.”

JEE Main scores are considered qualifying marks for admission to engineering courses in various NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and many private colleges.

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The decision for the postponement was taken after the repeated demands made by students and parents. Recently, CBSE also postponed the board exams for Class 12th while the exams for Class 10th were cancelled. Further, the Union Ministry also postponed NEET (PG) in view of the surge in COVID cases. Due to the impact on exam dates for the April session, many believe NTA will also postpone the JEE Main May 2021 dates (session 4).

NTA has successfully conducted the February and March sessions. Students are advised to keep a check on the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in for the updates about the exam dates.

JEE Main 2021: Will It Be Postponed Amid COVID-19 Surge?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021 at 11:56 am

Students demand postponement of JEE Main 2021 April session by starting social media trends using hashtags like #canceljeemains and #postponejee2021.

JEE Main 2021 April session is scheduled to be conducted from April 27 to April 30, 2021. But the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the country has led to the demand for postponement of JEE Main 2021 by the students. Students have started social media trends to make their demands noticeable. Hashtags like #canceljeemains and #postponejee2021 are trending on Twitter.

JEE Main 2021 To Be Postponed?

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Rise in COVID-19 Cases All Over Country

Students are citing the increase in COVID-19 cases and the risk of infection as the primary reason behind their demand for postponement of JEE Main 2021 April session. The increase in coronavirus cases has also brought many states under lockdown. Some students also pointed out that they will be required to travel over 100 kms to reach their exam centre as JEE Main centres are located only in specific cities.

CBSE 12th Boards Postponed

Amid the worsening situation, CBSE Board exams for Class 12th have also been postponed as per the notification issued by the Education Ministry while the board exams for class 10th have been cancelled. However, NTA has not given any clarification on whether the JEE Main April session will be postponed or not. The clarity on whether the national level entrance exam will be postponed or not is expected to come by next week.

NTA decided to conduct JEE Main 2021 in 4 sessions. The February and March sessions have been conducted successfully while the April and May sessions are due. If there will be no changes in exam dates for the April session then students can expect the release of JEE Main 2021 Admit Cards anytime soon. Students will be able to download their admit cards from jeemain.nta.nic.in using their Application Number and Date of Birth.

CBSE Board Update: Class 12th Exams Postponed, Class 10th Exams Cancelled

Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 06:00 pm

In a meeting with the Prime Minister, the Education Ministry decided to postpone CBSE Class 12th board exams and cancel Class 10th board exams.

Amid increasing pressure to postpone the CBSE exams for Class 10th and 12th, the Education Ministry decided to postpone the exams for Class 12th and cancel the board exams for Class 10th. CBSE’s offline exams were scheduled to begin on June 4, 2021. However, the Ministry has decided to postpone them in view of the increasing COVID-19 infections in the country.

Further, the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, informed that the situation will be reviewed on June 1, 2021 and further decisions about Class 12th examinations will be taken. He also added that a minimum 15 days notice will be given before the start of the examinations. This delay in Class 12th Exams will also impact the dates of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021. The May session (Phase 4) of JEE Main 2021 might be postponed accordingly.

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Criteria For Result Of Class 10th

Class 10th results will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion that will be developed by the Board. Further, an option to appear for offline exams when the situation is stable will be offered to the students who are not satisfied with the marks allocated to them.

The decision came after appeals for postponement and cancellation made to the centre by opposition leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi, and others. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister, and attended by various top officials like Union Education Minister, Cabinet Secretary, and others. In the meeting, the Prime Minister stated the well being of the students to be the Government’s first priority.

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country might also have an effect on the JEE Main 2021 April session, which is scheduled to be conducted from April 27, 2021 to April 30, 2021. Any update about postponement of JEE Main 2021 April or May session will be notified by NTA on its official website.

TJEE 2021 Application Form Released @ tbjee.nic.in, Exam on June 23

Last updated on April 13th, 2021 at 09:52 am

The Tripura Board has released the application form for TJEE 2021 and announced some changes in the TJEE exam pattern 2021.
Tripura Joint Entrance Examination (TJEE) 2021 will be conducted on June 23, 2021 for granting admissions to engineering, technology, fisheries, veterinary, and other professional courses in the participating colleges. The registrations for TJEE 2021 have started on the official website of the Tripura Board – www.tbjee.nic.in. The last date to apply is April 25, 2021.

Tripura JEE Application Form 2021 Released

To confirm their registration for the exam, candidates will be required to create a new account on the portal and submit the required documents. Applications can only be submitted in online mode. There is no option to submit an offline application. The application fees for candidates belonging to the General Category is INR 550.

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TJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to appear for TJEE 2021, candidates must be a permanent resident of the state of Tripura. They must have passed Class XII exams from Tripura Board of Secondary Education or the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates appearing for Class XII exams in 2021 are also eligible to apply for the entrance exam. There is no minimum percentage criteria required for TJEE 2021.

TJEE 2021: How To Register?

The basic steps to register for Tripura Joint Entrance Examination 2021 are as follows-

  1. Visit the official website tbjee.nic.in
  2. On the homepage, click on ‘Apply online for TJEE 2021’ link
  3. Register yourself by entering your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, Mobile Number, and Password
  4. Login on the portal using the Application Number provided after Registration and their Password
  5. Fill the qualification details and upload the required documents
  6. Pay the Application Fees
  7. Take a print out of the filled application form

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TJEE 2021: Exam Pattern

Some changes in the TJEE 2021 exam pattern have been announced by the Tripura Board. Earlier, the exam was conducted over 2 days in 4 shifts.

  • As per the revised pattern, the exam will be conducted in a single day in 4 shifts.
  • Physics and Chemistry exams will be conducted in the first shift for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • The second shift will comprise the Biology exam with a duration of 45 minutes.
  • Mathematics exam will be conducted in the third shift. The duration of the Mathematics exam will also be 45 minutes.
  • The number of questions in each paper have been reduced to 30 from 50. Every question will carry 4 marks, taking the total marks for each paper to 120. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

AICTE Says PCM Not Mandatory For Engineering: Boon or Bane?

Last updated on April 12th, 2021 at 03:23 pm

The AICTE has recently announced that studying PCM in class XII is no longer a mandatory prerequisite to pursue BE and B.Tech courses.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced that from the next session 2021-22, students can choose a combination of 3 out of 14 given subjects in Class XII. They do not need to compulsorily study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in order to be eligible to pursue undergraduate engineering courses including BE and B.Tech.

PCM Not Mandatory for Engineering : AICTE

The 14 optional subjects include – Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science, Informatics Practices, Business Studies, Technical Vocational Subject, Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology, Biology, Engineering Graphics, and Informatics Practices. The revised rules of AICTE state that students are required to pass in any 3 subjects from the given list with at least 45% in class XII examinations.
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What Do Experts Say?

As per the statement given by Rajiv Kumar, the member secretary of AICTE, this move is in line with the National Education Policy 2020 and is aimed at paving a path for multidisciplinary education. Further, Kumar added, “Earlier, Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) were compulsory for engineering courses, but around 11 years ago, Chemistry was made optional. We have received many queries where students keen to pursue Agricultural Engineering were denied admission because they did not have Maths as a subject in class XII. Similar queries were received from Biotechnology aspirants. The basic requirements can be fulfilled through bridge courses only.”
Further, the dean and professor at the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, said “We teach Physics and Mathematics for one whole year as part of undergraduate courses in Biotechnology because class XII-level knowledge is not sufficient. Hence, the bridge courses may help students, only if they are designed as per the requirement of specific courses.”
Do note that eligibility for JEE Main requires a candidate to mandatorily study Physics and Mathematics with 1 additional subject.
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More Students Can Opt For Engineering

However, the President of Students Helping Hand organization, Kuldeep Ambekar, expressed his thoughts on the move by saying, “The decision taken by AICTE seems right initially, but in order to move forward in the career, these subjects are very important for engineering students to sustain in the open race. Also, the new education policy talks about various new initiatives and comparisons with world-class education. Students need to get such education which can boost their future growth and job opportunities. From the last few years, engineering admissions and seat vacancy has been high, some of the colleges have even shut down. So, this decision might be taken due to it, but most students will now get a chance to go for engineering courses.”
The changes introduced by AICTE will definitely give a chance to pursue engineering to those students who were wary of doing so because of the fear of these subjects. This will increase the options of students and their choices will increase. Further, any non-PCM students can study these subjects in college as bridge courses. This will help them gain the necessary knowledge about these subjects.

JEE Main Toppers List For March 2021 Released, 13 Students Secure 100 Percentile Score In B.Tech Paper

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 06:44 pm

JEE Main 2021 March session was conducted from March 16 to 18, 2021. 6.19 lakh candidates registered for the March session, out of which, 5.9 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the result for the Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech) of JEE Main 2021 on Wednesday night. 13 candidates secured 100 NTA scores and were declared as toppers for the March session. The list of gender wise, state wise, and category wise toppers has also been released by NTA.

Check JEE Main Result 2021 Here

JEE Main is the premier entrance exam conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in NITs, IIITs, and other GFTIs. The exam scores are also considered for admission by various private engineering institutes. Moreover, JEE Main is the eligibility exam for JEE Advanced, that is further considered for granting admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. JEE Main 2021 March session was conducted only for Paper 1. NTA has notified that Paper 2 and 3 (B.Arch and B.Planning) will only be conducted in February and May 2021.

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Toppers of JEE Main 2021 March Session

List of JEE Main March 2021 Toppers

The top 13 students include 3 students each from Rajasthan and Telangana, 2 students from Maharashtra and Delhi each and one from Tamil Nadu, Bihar and West Bengal. The list of candidates who have secured 100 NTA Score/Percentile in JEE Main March 2021 (Paper 1- B.E/ B.Tech) is given below:

S.No. Application No. Candidates Name State Code Of Eligibility
1. 210310206278 Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy Telangana
2. 210310275149 Bratin Mondal West Bengal
3. 210310124509 Siddharth Kalra Delhi (Nct)
4. 210310195425 Kumar Satyadarshi Bihar
5. 210310192033 Mridul Agarwal Rajasthan
6. 210310145927 Ashwin Abraham Tamil Nadu
7. 210310232489 Atharva Abhijit Tambat Maharashtra
8. 210310101411 Bakshi Gargi Makarand Maharashtra
9. 210310179692 Madur Adarsh Reddy Telangana
10. 210310293897 Zenith Malhotra Rajasthan
11. 210310215185 Josyula Venkata Aditya Telangana
12. 210310077450 Rohit Kumar Rajasthan
13. 210310233490 Kavya Chopra Delhi (Nct)

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Gender Wise List of JEE Main March Toppers 2021

The list of gender wise toppers for the March session along with their NTA scores is given below.

Top 10 Female Toppers At JEE Main

S. No. Application No. Candidates Name State Code Of Eligibility NTA Score
1 210310101411 Bakshi Gargi Makarand Maharashtra 100
2 210310135818 Khan Ifrah Suhail Ahmed Maharashtra 99.994642
3 210310514508 Donthireddy Hanvitha Reddy Telangana 99.993571
4 210310402864 Smriti Sehrawat Delhi (Nct) 99.99342
5 210310200220 Shruthi Kannappan Karnataka 99.989254
6 210310255165 Telu Amruthavarshini Andhra Pradesh 99.98715
7 210310582901 Tamanna Rajasthan 99.987142
8 210310004142 Ojasvi Bansal Haryana 99.986079
9 210310062693 Geetika Delhi (Nct) 99.986079
10 210310217153 Palle Bhavana Telangana 99.986079

Top 10 Male Toppers at JEE Main

S. No. Application No. Candidates Name State Code Of Eligibility NTA Score
1 210310293897 Zenith Malhotra Rajasthan 100
2 210310077450 Rohit Kumar Rajasthan 100
3 210310195425 Kumar Satyadarshi Bihar 100
4 210310192033 Mridul Agarwal Rajasthan 100
 5  210310206278 Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy  Telangana  100
6 210310124509 Siddharth Kalra Delhi (Nct) 100
7 210310275149 Bratin Mondal West Bengal 100
 9  210310215185 Josyula Venkata Aditya  Telangana  100
10 210310179692 Madur Adarsh Reddy Telangana 100

Candidates who took the exam in March can check their JEE Main Scorecard on the official website of NTA – jeemain.nta.nic.in. To check the results, candidates will have to login on the portal using their Application Number, Date of Birth, and Security Pin.

Also Check JEE Main 2021 Revision Plan

NTA has not released the final merit list yet. It will only be released after the JEE Main May session results are declared. For the candidates who have appeared for all 4 sessions of JEE Main 2021, the best score will be considered while preparing the merit list and giving All India Ranks (AIRs). Moreover, the JEE Main Registrations for the April session, scheduled to be conducted from April 27 to 30 will start soon.

Mathematics and Physics Not Mandatory For Pursuing Engineering, Says AICTE

Last updated on March 15th, 2021 at 12:06 pm

According to a new notification, Mathematics and Physics will not be compulsory subjects for Engineering Aspirants planning to pursue a B.Tech course. The notification was made available by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) who has released its approval access handbook for the academic year 2021-22. The eligibility criteria for UG admissions have now been revised – students planning to take admissions into UG engineering courses need not have Mathematics and Physics as their core subjects in Class 12th.AICTE notification

Now students are allowed to select a combination any three subjects from the following-

Physics IT
Chemistry Information Practices
Mathematics Technical Vocational Subject
Biology Biotechnology, Agriculture
Computer science Business Studies
Electronics Engineering Graphics and Entrepreneurship

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Introduction of Bridge Courses

As per the revised rules, AICTE informed that the unreserved category students need to get 45% marks to pass 12th while for the reserved category, students need to get at least 40% marks to pass. AICTE also proposed the introduction of bridge courses.

Since Physics and Maths will not be compulsory for students of class 12th, introduction of bridge courses in mathematics, physics, engineering drawing by the engineering colleges and institutes will improve the base of these subjects for students during the initial semesters. The move will help students in becoming more productive while pursuing an engineering course.

The new revisions by AICTE have received many disapprovals as Class 12th Mathematics and Physics is the foundation for Engineering studies. Bridge courses might not be able to substitute Class 12th Maths as it is only a remedial course. While in engineering, students have to study higher-level mathematics till the fifth semester.

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Opinions From Experts

According to educationists, for doing courses like Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, students need to have a deeper understanding of Maths and Statistics. So, AICTE needs to reconsider the amendments done in the approval process handbook 2021-22. Many education experts also believed that since Class 12 physics and mathematics are essential for engineering students, this move might prove wrong in the future of the country. The amendments proposed by AICTE have received several criticism from educators and colleges from across the country.

At present, the study of Physics and Mathematics is mandatory for the students of Class 12th of the science stream who are looking for admissions to UG engineering courses. The revised eligibility rules for JEE Main also mentioned that Chemistry is not mandatory, but Physics and Mathematics are, with an additional subject.

No matter whatever the future consequences of this decision, one thing is possible for all the students coming from medicine, commerce and vocational backgrounds. That is, they can apply for B.E. and B.Tech degree courses in the country.

[Latest] NTA Re-Opens JEE Main Application Window; Answer Key and Response Sheet Released For February 2021 Session

Last updated on March 2nd, 2021 at 05:41 pm

NTA has re-opened the JEE Main 2021 Application Forms for the upcoming sessions i.e. March, April and May 2021. The dates for registration are 2nd to 6th March only. Previously, NTA had notified that the application window will reopen briefly after results of each JEE Main 2021 session. But it came as a sudden shock to many students, who were waiting for JEE Main Results and Answer Keys.NTA JEE updates

Along with the re-opening of the application window, NTA has also stated that the JEE Main Form Correction Window will not be opening after 6th March due to limited time frame. So, candidates are advised to properly fill the application form, without making any mistakes.

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Provisional Answer Keys and Response Sheets Released For Feb 2021

In addition to the above announcements, NTA released the provisional JEE Main Answer Keys for February 2021 session. Response sheets of candidates have also been released which they can check by logging in to the official website.

  • Candidates can challenge the answer key by paying INR 200 / question challenged. This amount is non-refundable even if the challenge is accepted.
  • The window to challenge/view the answer key is open from 1st to 3rd March 2021 only.
  • Based on the revisions, final JEE Main Answer Key will be released later on by NTA.

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Procedure To Check Answer Keys

Candidates can check their responses and correct answers thereof using the steps below-

  • Open the official website of JEE Main 2021.
  • Click on the button – “Display Question ….. February 2021 Session”
  • A new login window will open. Candidates can login using application number and password OR application number and DOB.
  • Enter the details and click on Submit/Login.
  • You can now check the responses and respective correct answers to questions.

NTA successfully conducted JEE Main 2021 February session from 23rd to 26th Feb. Students and expert analysis has been out for all the shifts. Aspiring candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis.

JEE Main 2021 Begins With B.Arch and B.Planning Papers; Check Exam Analysis, Difficulty of Mathematics Section

Last updated on February 23rd, 2021 at 01:42 pm

The February session of JEE Main 2021 has commenced today i.e. 23rd February. As per the official data, 6.60 lakh candidates have registered for February 2021 session. About 6.5 lakh candidates will appear for B.Tech Paper (Paper 1). While, 63,065 candidates will appear for Paper 2A and 2B i.e. B.Arch and B.Planning papers respectively.JEE Main 2021

The Papers 2A and 2B were conducted on 23rd February 2021. Candidates were required to appear at exam centers while following proper COVID-19 guidelines. The JEE Main Admit Card 2021 also includes a declaration which students must sign and submit at the examination centre.

JEE Main B.Arch Paper Analysis – 23rd Feb 2021 (Shift 1)

Mixed reactions were taken from students who appeared for the Paper 2A and 2B. First reactions from the candidates say that the JEE Main B.Arch paper was easy to moderate. Given below is the JEE Main Paper Analysis for Shift 1-

  • Mathematics section was easy as reported by most candidates.
  • Aptitude section was moderate. Some students said it was more difficult than Mathematics.
  • Drawing section is subjective so usually questions are easier. However, the marking scheme for the drawing part varies depending on the performance of a candidate.
  • Experts have also reviewed the B.Arch paper of Shift 1. The JEE Main Cut Off 2021 might go higher as the number of students are less. Paper was a bit difficult according to the level of questions asked. However, students reported it was easier than previous years.

Soon, B.Planning paper will also be conducted. Exam Analysis for Paper 2B will also be updated here. The exam pattern for both papers is given below-

B.Arch – Paper 2A Pattern

SUBJECTS TYPE MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics CBT 25 100
Aptitude Test CBT 50 200
Drawing Pen-Paper 02 100
Total Mixed 77 questions 400 marks

B.Planning – Paper 2B

SUBJECTS TYPE MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics CBT 25 100
Aptitude Test CBT 50 200
Planning Based CBT 25 100
Total CBT 100 questions 400 marks

Do note that candidates get options in Numerical Value Type Questions. Total numerical questions in Mathematics would be 10 instead of 5. However, only 5 need to be attempted. NTA will be conducting the B.Tech/B.E. paper from 24th to 26th February and will soon be releasing the JEE Main Answer Keys. Within a few days, JEE Main Results 2021 will be available, tentatively around 1st week of March 2021.

NTA Will Allow Students To Choose JEE Main Exam Date For May 2021 Due To Dates Clash With 12th Boards

Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 02:31 pm

Soon after the 12th boards date sheet was released by CBSE and other state boards, a lot of students were in shock and worry as the exam dates clashed with the May 2021 session of JEE Main 2021. Multiple students reached out to Dr Ramesh Pokriyal, Education Minister of India, and asked him for help as NTA usually allotted random dates during the exam sessions.JEE Main exam date 2021

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JEE Main 2021 May session (4th session) will be conducted on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021. During these dates, CBSE and few other state boards have also decided to conduct examinations for certain subjects.

In order to avoid any clash, NTA has decided to provide the option to choose an exam date. Given below are some points from the official notice-

  • NTA is going to open the JEE Main Application Form 2021 from 3rd May to 12th May 2021 (for May session).
  • Candidates will be asked to provide their Class 12th Roll Number and Name of Examination Board such as CBSE, ICSE or respective state boards.
  • Those candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2021 and 12th boards will be required to select ‘Date’ in their online application form. This will be under the heading – “Whether appearing for Board Examination on any of the dates 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021”.

This will ensure no confusion remains between the students with regards to clash in exam dates. NTA’s early move has been widely appreciated by the students as it will help many students to plan their dates much earlier.

Recently, NTA has also released the JEE Main Admit Cards 2021 for February session. Candidates can download the same here. In order to download the admit card/hall ticket, candidates need to provide application number and date of birth. Any discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card needs to be reported via NTA helpline numbers only.