Last updated on November 12th, 2020 at 12:31 pm
The National Testing Agency had faced a mixed backlash on social media from several students for the JEE Main 2020 September session. While dedicated students wanted the exam to be conducted at the earliest, many wanted to delay the exams further amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, with complete safety protocols and social distancing at exam centres, NTA successfully conducted the second session of JEE Main. But all of this was delayed by approximately 5 months. Students lost their precious time period and the academic year has still not commenced as JEE Main counselling for candidates is still ongoing.
This poses another challenge to NTA. When will JEE Main 2021 Registrations start? January is just two months away. Students are not aware of any important exam dates. Neither are they aware of eligibility rules, with any relaxations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are questions being raised about the reduction in JEE Main Syllabus too. CBSE announced the reduction in syllabus much earlier in August 2020. But till now there has been no such notification from NTA or Ministry of Education for JEE Main 2021.
What Would Be Exam Dates Under Normal Conditions?
To ensure that all the processes from registrations, to admit cards to conducting the exam are in a sequential manner, the dates are notified much earlier in an official information bulletin / brochure.
- Application Forms are usually out in October or November.
- Form corrections are made during the mid-December.
- Admit Cards are released around the end of December.
- Around January, the exam centres are all set, and exams are successfully conducted.
Official Announcements Made For JEE Main 2021
There are only a few announcements made for JEE Main 2021, which does not necessarily assist the students in their exam preparations.
- Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in many other regional languages to ensure a better reach. Till now, it was only conducted in three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.
- For JEE Advanced 2021, candidates who were eligible for the 2020 session, but were not able to attend due to COVID-19 or similar reason, do not have to qualify JEE Main again. They shall be deemed eligible for JEE Advanced 2021 directly. Read more
Other than the two above, there have not been any other announcements made yet. Aspiring students are getting restless and are worried if they have the apt amount of time required to prepare for the upcoming session. Keep checking our portal for the latest updates on JEEMains!