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JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In More Regional Languages, Says Education Minister

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:51 am

JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In Multiple Regional LanguageFrom next year i.e. 2021, JEE Main will be conducted in more than just 3 regional languages, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Minister of India has announced. The decision was made by Joint Admission Board (JAB) for the conduct of the entrance exam in more regional languages to ensure all participants get equal opportunity. Currently the exam is conducted in only three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.

This comes due to the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) which has insisted on usage of regional languages for school education. Mr Pokhriyal also stated that top-scoring countries of the PISA exam also use their mother tongue as the medium.

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With the help of regional languages, candidates will definitely be able to understand the questions more easily and score better. This is mostly due to the fact that many government schools in India still prefer regional languages to teach students.

Mr Pokhriyal also stated that the exam will be conducted in regional language in states where the admissions in Engineering colleges of those states is based on a state-level examination, conducted in local languages. This will help cover a wider range of candidates for admission to institutes based on All India Level.

National Education Policy 2020 was introduced recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, which aims for transforming educational standards of India by 2040 by making reforms in higher education and primary education.

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has also announced the reduction of syllabus for 2021 CBSE Boards exams. This can be taken as a precedent for reducing JEE Main 2021 Syllabus too. However, no such decisions have been made.

Currently, JEE Main Counselling 2020 is being conducted by JoSAA for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs in various engineering courses. Round 2 results have been announced along with cut off ranks.


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