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Last updated on January 16th, 2021 at 06:27 pm
NTA JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021. Candidates who wish to fill the JEE Main Application Form can do so by the 23rd January 2021 (extended). The deadline for application forms was previously 16th January. Candidates can now fill the form, and pay the application fee by 24th January 2021.
Some important FAQs were answered by NTA on multiple queries raised by aspiring students. Candidates who have not filled the form, or have missed filling form for any session can check FAQs here.
- This year, the candidates can take JEE Main Examination in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021. Application Forms will be made available again after results of Feb, March and April sessions.
- B.Arch (Paper 2A) and B.Planning (Paper 2B) will be conducted in February and May 2021 sessions only.
- NTA also changed the exam pattern for candidates, instead of reducing the syllabus. Check Exam Pattern
- JEE Main Form Corrections will commence from 19th January and will close on 21st January. Do ensure if you have made any errors in the application form, correct those during this period.
Will NTA extend JEE Main Application Window?
Any chances of extending the JEE Main Application Window are very less likely. NTA has already notified that the application window will be reopened after the results of each session. They also notified the complete schedule from January to May 2021 for various sessions. Hence, NTA might not extend the application dates for students.
What about CBSE Boards?
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has already announced that CBSE Boards will be conducted after May 2021. This directly implies much more importance being given to competitive exams. He also announced that 75% eligibility criteria or top 20 percentile rule is being dropped this year as well. This also means students will be much less worried about their board exams. The dates will not clash either and students can focus calmly on JEE Main 2021 only.
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Last updated on January 8th, 2021 at 01:58 pm
The Education Minister of India, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, has announced that JEE Advanced 2021 will be conducted on 3rd July 2021. In a live session, he announced the dates and also said that with due consideration, the top 20 percentile criteria or 75% eligibility rule for class 12th boards has been waived off this year too.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) January 7, 2021
He told students that there is enough time for JEE Advanced preparations. As COVID-19 crisis is still ongoing and schools have not re-opened completely, 75% eligibility criteria is being scrapped. IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the exam this year.
Who Can Directly Apply For JEE Advanced 2021?
As per the older rules, candidates who wish to take admissions in NITs or IITs or other JEE Main Participating colleges must have scored 75% or higher in their 12th board exams. This is also called the top 20 percentile criteria.
In addition to this, the students who were unable to attend JEE Advanced previous year (2020) due to COVID-19 restrictions, are directly eligible for JEE Advanced 2021. They will not be required to attempt and qualify JEE Main 2021 again.
After careful consideration, it has been decided that #JEEAdvanced will be held on 3rd July 2021 and the eligibility criteria of scoring 75% marks has been waived off for the ease of students. pic.twitter.com/f8WgrNeOhR
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) January 7, 2021
When will JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form Open?
With this recent announcement, JEE Advanced official website – jeeadv.ac.in – is now being rebuilt for the 2021 session. The information brochure for JEE Advanced and other exam dates are expected to be available soon.
The registration process will undergo some or other changes as few students might be asked to provide specific reasons over why they were unable to attend JEE Advanced 2020. Consequently, it is possible that the application window for JEE Advanced 2021 might open soon after the JEE Main Results of May session. This would be tentatively around mid-June 2021.
Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates on Joint Entrance Examination.
Last updated on December 30th, 2020 at 03:36 pm
NTA recently released a total of 36 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on JEE Main 2021. They were released on the official website for students who have been confused over how multiple changes in JEE Main 2021 are being incorporated.
The most important change is, of course – 4 sessions. Students are majorly confused about the JEE Main Application Forms of these multiple sessions. To clarify these issues, NTA provided relevant information in their FAQs. We are including some of the most important FAQs below.
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Q1. When can students fill the JEE Main Application Form 2021?
Ans. JEE Main Application Window 2021 is open from 16 December 2020 to 16 January 2021. Fees can be paid online only till 17 January 2021. Register Now
However, the application/registration window will be open again for 3 to 4 days after results of February, March and April sessions. Students can apply for further upcoming sessions through these windows.
Q2. Do candidates have to fill separate Application Forms for each session of JEE Main 2021?
Ans. No, candidates will be required to fill only one application form for JEE Main 2021 for all sessions. Candidates can opt for all/partial sessions now or later on, within the same application form. While filling the JEE Main Application Form for another session later on, candidates need to use the same credentials as the previous session. They will only be required to pay application fee.
Q3. I paid the application fee for a particular session, but do not want to attend that session. Can I get a refund?
Ans. A candidate can get a refund if he/she does not want to attend the session. In this case, the candidate must apply for a refund request only during the application window of that session. Candidates can also carry forward the fee for next session.
Q4. Has the NTA changed JEE Main Syllabus 2021?
Ans. NTA has not changed the JEE Main Syllabus 2021. The syllabus is the same as previous year. Although, the number of numerical questions in each section have been increased from 5 to 10 with any 5 to attempt. This will be provided in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics section of all papers.
Q5. In which sessions will Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) be conducted?
Ans. Paper 2A and 2B will be conducted only twice a year as before – February and May 2021 sessions only. This is because both papers include Pen and Paper mode for the Drawing section.
Q6. What is the duration of exam for Paper 2A and 2B when attempted together?
Ans. The duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes for Paper 2A and 2B. The shift is fixed from 3 PM to 6:30 PM only.
Q7. Is it compulsory to upload category certificates – Gen-EWS, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) and PwD certificate – in JEE Main Application Form?
Ans. Yes, it is compulsory to upload your respective category and PwD certificate (if applicable). However, candidates who do not have it currently available can upload the printable self-undertaking. However, the original certificate (scanned) has to be uploaded before the end of May 2021. Check JEE Main Reservation Criteria
These were few of the main questions which were important for aspirants. All of the FAQs can be read here. Self-undertaking (Appendix II) can be found at the end of this document.
Last updated on December 11th, 2020 at 12:49 pm
On 10th December 2020, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ hosted a live webinar to address the concerns of various students. These included JEE Main 2021 aspirants, NEET Aspirants and students concerned on CBSE Board exams. All students were majorly concerned about the dates of various examinations. However, those were not revealed by the Education Minister.
Students who wish to watch the whole webinar again can check it below-
Interacting with teachers, parents and students on upcoming competitive/board exams. #EducationMinisterGoesLive @EduMinOfIndia @SanjayDhotreMP @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive https://t.co/qOsUBJ2J30
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 10, 2020
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Few Main Points From #EducationMinisterGoesLive
There were some major takeaways from this live session specifically on Joint Entrance Examination 2021 as it is conducted in multiple sessions. Moreover, JEE Advanced 2021 is also undergoing changes this year.
- The Ministry of Education is discussing the prospect of conducting JEE Main 2021 in multiple sessions each year. He hinted at 4 sessions of JEE Main. At present, NTA conducts the exam only twice a year.
- Syllabus for board examinations is often not standardised with JEE Main Syllabus. While CBSE and few state boards have decreased their syllabus, some state boards have backed out. Dr Pokhriyal hinted at a decreased JEE Main 2021 Syllabus too.
- Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has assured the students of safety amid COVID-19 and also ensured that they will be provided with appropriate time to prepare for both entrance exams and board exams. Students have been concerned as they lost about 4 months of the academic year due to delay in CBSE exam results.
- There were no official announcements of exam dates, which we have seen in his previous webinars and tweets. However, Dr Pokhriyal said exam dates will be announced soon. He ensured the dates will not clash for 12th board exams and entrance exams – JEE Main or NEET.
Schools Will Completely Reopen Soon
Dr Pokhriyal gave some other assurances as well. Given the sudden release of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, there are some setbacks as students haven’t been able to get regular classroom education. Many have complained about poor online classes which offer no benefit at all.
- He had said that schools will soon reopen completely. COVID-19 cases are decreasing as the government is getting a better control towards the situation. Till date, 17 states have taken the decision to reopen schools.
- Some students asked about practical exams which have a 25% weightage in 12th boards. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, it will be impossible to conduct these exams. Dr Pokhriyal said the ministry will “discuss in this regard”.
“No Plan To Postpone NEET 2021”
Before this live session, students had tweeted to the Education Minister requesting to postpone the exams, especially NEET 2021. However, Dr Pokhriyal clarified that there is no plan to postpone the NEET 2021 exam.
- As an assurance of safety, he hinted at NEET 2021 being conducted in CBT (computer-based test) mode. NEET was conducted in offline mode only. He said since students want NEET exam online, it can be considered too.
- Dr Pokhriyal gave the example of Bihar elections where guidelines were followed similar to entrance exams. He appreciated that NEET exam, with most number of participants, was conducted amid COVID-19 pandemic.
He thanked and congratulated ministers, officials and essential workers on conducting the board and competitive exams of 2020 successfully even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NTA’s National Test Abhyas app helped students prepare for JEE Main and NEET, and is still useful for upcoming exams.
Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 03:05 pm
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked students to raise their concerns by tagging him and using the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive. In a turn of events, instead of asking the dates for exams, students are asking to postpone JEE Main 2021. Students are also asking the Education Minister to reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus.
The major requests from students are on syllabus. Few are asking to release the official syllabus soon, while many want a reduction similar to CBSE. Many students have also raised their voices on an additional attempt for JEE Advanced 2021. This comes as many were unable to take the exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
JEE Main Application Forms Out Soon?
Students are also expecting the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Applications soon after the live session by the Education Minister. Exam dates for 2021 session are yet to be announced.
Requested you to provide two more chances of iit jee advance I.e. in 1st in 2021 & 2nd in 2022 for the students who have passed their class 12th in 2020 (session 2019-20)
— Deepak Kumar (@DeepakK39073623) December 7, 2020
Do note that JAB (Joint Admission Board) had decided to provide an additional attempt for JEE Advanced but only to those who had their last chance in 2020. Those who were attempting JEE Advanced 2020 for first time, will be considered for only 1 more attempt i.e. JEE Advanced 2021. Read More
Sir all the students are not able to sleep bcoz we have 4-5 hrs of school then 5-7 hrs of tuition then atleast 3hrs of entrance coaching and it’s affecting our memory. Please cut down the syllabus for both boards and entrances! @DrRPNishank @msisodia #EducationMinisterGoesLive
— Jasneet Khurana (@khurana_jasneet) December 4, 2020
“Online Classes Are A Formality”
For JEE Main 2021, many are requesting Dr Pokhriyal to postpone it to March 2021. This is because of uncertainty towards syllabus and improper implementation of online education. A lot of students have complained about “poor video quality” in online classes. They are also asking to postpone the board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic as chances of spread of virus might go high during the February-March.
The live webinar will be held by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 10th December 2020. Students can raise their queries on Twitter and Facebook. Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates on your B.Tech entrance exams!
Last updated on December 3rd, 2020 at 01:57 pm
Joint Admission Counselling, Delhi 2020 is still ongoing for candidates who appeared in JEE Main 2020 sessions. The colleges offered via JAC Delhi are – IIIT Delhi, Delhi Technological University, IGDTUW and NSUT. In addition, Round 5 cut off for all these colleges are also released on www.jacdelhi.nic.in.
Students who wish to participate in the spot round of JAC Delhi 2020 can register online on their official website. Few important details for spot round are given below-
|Fresh Registration Fee||INR 1500/-|
|Spot Round Participation Fee||INR 10,000/-|
|Spot Round Registration Window||4th Dec 2020|
|Seat Acceptance Fee||INR 93,000/-|
|Seat Allotment Result||7th Dec 2020|
Do note that students who do not pay the seat acceptance fee will be forfeited of their spot round participation fee as well. In order to freeze an allotted seat and pay seat acceptance amount, candidates must login to the JAC Delhi portal and login using their JEE Main 2020 Application Number and password.
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Do Participating Candidates Need To Pay Spot Round Fee?
As per the official rules, those candidates who have been allotted a seat, but have not freezed the same will be considered for upgradation in Spot Round. They will not have to pay INR 10,000 separately. They will also be considered for upgradation in further seat allotment spot rounds (Round 7 to 9), depending on seat vacancies.
Students who wish to know the complete details of spot rounds can check the official notification here.
Currently, CSAB Special Round Counselling and CSAB NEUT Counselling is also ongoing for JEE Main 2020 candidates. Round 2 results for both have been released.
Last updated on December 3rd, 2020 at 12:15 pm
The live interactive session/webinar with Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, scheduled for addressing queries of students, has been extended to 10th December 2020. Dr Pokhriyal tweeted that this will help address “most of the concerns” of various JEE Main 2021 aspirants as well as those worried about exam dates for CBSE Boards.
There are concerns regarding delays in the academic year due to COVID-19 pandemic and absence of notification on reduction in JEE Main 2021 syllabus for students. However, CBSE had reduced the syllabus for class 10th and 12th by 30% in the month of August 2020.
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Students, we know you have tons of questions related to upcoming competitive/board exams! In order to make sure that we cover most of your concerns, we have decided to extend the date of the webinar to Dec 10.
Till then keep sharing your concerns using #EducationMinisterGoesLive! pic.twitter.com/yHr9oG1dAF
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 1, 2020
Although, a statement from Dr Pokhriyal has suggested that NTA will soon come up with a revised syllabus for competitive exams such as – JEE Main & NEET 2021. However, it might take some time as consultations are ongoing with multiple educational boards and state education boards.
How To Raise Your Queries?
Students who have queries can tweet to Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on his Twitter or post on his Facebook account. They will have to use the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive. As the date for the webinar is extended to 10th December, students cannot expect the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Registrations any earlier.
If going by the usual schedule, CBSE releases dates for board exams around the month of December. Exams are conducted in February and March with a suitable gap for JEE Main aspirants, so the dates don’t clash. However, there are no dates released for any of the two. Moreover, schools have been shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown for almost 8 months now. Students have lost classroom education which might have resulted in poor overall learning.
Last updated on December 2nd, 2020 at 12:40 pm
Virtual has become the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are unable to take classroom education while relying only on online classes. For the benefit of JEE Main 2021 aspirants, Uttarakhand Education Department will be providing free coaching classes via virtual classrooms.
Private coaching classes are highly expensive. Hence, this initiative will help aspirants coming from a weak financial background. District authorities will take up this responsibility of providing coaching classes to students of class 10th and 12th.
More than 500 government schools of Uttarakhand provide the facilities of these coaching classes. These classes will also benefit students in their board exams.
When will classes commence?
As per the reports, the classes have been decided to commence from December 2nd 2020. Timings for classes will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The major subjects that will be taught are Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
It has also been notified that a central studio has been set up in Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya School in Dehradun. The virtual classes will be recorded and streamed through the studio.
Currently, there is no official notification on JEE Main Application Forms and when will registrations open. Due to this, students have been worried about various factors such as syllabus and exam dates. However, it is expected that JEE Main 2021 Registrations will start soon. Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal will have an interactive session with students on 3rd December 2020.
Last updated on December 1st, 2020 at 03:24 pm
The Education Minister of India Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is going to address multiple queries of students and parents with regards to JEE Main 2021 on December 3rd 2020. It is expected that he will announce the application form dates for JEE main 2021 during this interactive session.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 30, 2020
Students and parents can ask their queries using hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive on Facebook and Twitter. Usually JEE Main registrations begin in the month of September. But due to COVID-19, JEE Main 2020 was delayed by over five months. This also has pushed the upcoming JEE Main 2021 dates tentatively by over one month.
Recently, Dr Pokhriyal also announced that NTA is discussing the prospect of reduced syllabus for JEE Main 2021. There are also reports that JEE main 2021 will be conducted in February 2021 as the discussion between various examination boards such as CBSE, ICSE is still ongoing.
A campaign will be launched by @eduminofindia to seek views from students, parents & teachers on how & when to conduct the exams next year.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 26, 2020
JEE Main 2021 In Multiple Languages
Even though many have not taken this aspect into consideration, the delay in JEE Main 2021 session might be due to new languages added. Dr Pokhriyal had previously notified that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in more regional languages. Integrating these languages in the computer-based examination mode will definitely consume a lot of time for NTA.
Previously, JEE Main was only conducted in 3 languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati. But now more languages are being introduced in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020.
Currently, students are taking admissions in various colleges as the JEE Main Counselling has concluded for the candidates of 2020 session. JoSAA Cut Off for various colleges such as NITs, IIITs has been released officially.
Last updated on November 27th, 2020 at 12:54 pm
Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given directions to the National Testing Agency for drafting a new syllabus for various entrance exams to be conducted in 2021. The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 is also proposed for a relook by the Hon. Education Minister.
The NTA will analyze all aspects across various states and education boards before drafting a fresh syllabus. The ministry will seek views from various stakeholders about conducting the board exams next year.
JEE Main 2021 – Why the call for a fresh syllabus?
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to shorten the syllabus of CBSE 2021 by 30%. Both the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus will now witness a syllabus reduction because of disruption caused by the pandemic.
As per the Ministry of Education – “It was decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for entrance examinations after assessment of the current situation of various boards”. As per sources, reduction in the syllabus may lessen the burden of the students as preparation is hampered due to COVID-19.
With COVID-19, the dynamics have changed drastically; hence, colleges and courses must bring up new changes to meet the demands of today and the future.
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CBSE 2021, JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021 – Latest Updates
CBSE board secretary Anurag Tripathi assured of conducting the CBSE 2021 exams. The authorities will release the date sheet soon. As per reports, many students have requested to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12 exams next year.
However, it was unclear whether the exams will be conducted in a similar format like the previous year. The time schedule of the exam is not clear as yet. Earlier this week, NTA authorities told PTI that the JEE Main 2021 January session is likely to happen in February rather than in January.
The authorities assured to release the time schedule soon. The JEE Main application process is expected to begin soon. NEET 2021 official dates are awaited. This year, however, the exam got delayed because of COVID-19.