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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
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.
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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.
Last updated on January 28th, 2021
NTA has opened the JEE Main 2021 application form correction facility to make changes in the application form of the exam from today. Students can make the corrections in their JEE Main 2021 Application forms till 30th January 2021. On the application form, the aspirants will be able to edit various details like – name, address, educational details, photos and others.
JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction: 8 Steps
Check the 8 steps to correct your JEE Main 2021 application forms below:
- Aspirants must visit the official website of JEE Main 2021 i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in.
- Then, click on either – “Image Correction” or “Application Correction” button to make the changes.
- Now, the candidates should read all the instructions and click on ‘Proceed’ to move to the next step.
- Check if all information is correct. In case changes are required, please do the same and click the ‘Submit’ button.
- In case you want to make corrections to the photograph, they must click on the link – “Image Correction”.
- Then provide your credentials to login and proceed further.
- Students will have to upload their photograph once again with the ascertained size and format.
- After that, candidates will have to ‘Save’ their changes and then click on the ‘Submit’ tab.
After the JEE Main 2021 application form correction, NTA will release the admit card in the second week of February 2021 tentatively. NTA also has stated the details like – name, address, category, PWD status, educational details, date of birth, choice of exam cities, etc. once changed on the application form and submitted will not be considered for changes further.
What’s New This Time?
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of changes were incorporated in the previous year to ensure all aspirants get to write the exam. Those changes have also been included in this year. Few are mentioned below-
- Candidates are allowed to update their exam city preferences in form correction. This means, if a candidate has moved to another city, he/she can provide it as first preference, in case they want an exam center in that city.
- This year, the exam is being conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May. Candidates who have not opted for any of the sessions while filling the application form can do so by using the correction window.
- In the above case, candidates will be asked to pay additional fees according to the number of sessions and papers chosen by the candidate.
- Candidates who were not able to take JEE Advanced in the previous year (2020), do not have to attempt JEE Main 2021 again. They can directly attempt JEE Advanced 2021, while providing valid proof of reason over why they weren’t able to take the exam. The rules will be communicated once JEE Advanced 2021 notification is released.
In case you are facing any issues in form correction, you can comment here or contact JEE Main Helpline. Keep visiting JEEMains.in for regular updates!
Last updated on December 11th, 2020
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
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
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 1st, 2020
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 21st, 2020
In normal circumstances, Joint Entrance Examination i.e. JEE Main is held in two sessions – January and April. However, COVID-19 pushed the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. Even after this disruption, NTA sources have said that JEE Main 2021 January session will be conducted, but in the month of February. Similarly, JEE Main 2021 April session will be delayed by a month and will be conducted in May 2021.
The only official announcement for JEE Main 2021 is on the exam languages which will be included to cover more regional languages. There are some expectations that registrations could begin in this month i.e. November 2020, but that could also be delayed as no official announcement has been done on JEE Main Exam Dates 2021.
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The exam is held in two sessions to give a fair opportunity to students. Due to this reason, many students were able to improve their performance in the second session of the exam. So not conducting the JEE Main January session is less likely, but it surely is delayed. As per the sources, they will ‘hopefully’ conduct it by the end of February.
Currently, state boards have been discussing the prospect of conducting the board exams with a slight delay to ensure students get an apt amount of time to complete their exam preparations. Usually, 12th boards are held around March, but this year those could be conducted in April 2021.
NTA has been reviewing a suitable schedule after having word with various state boards. With that being said, the official announcement is likely to come out in a week or 10 days.
Change in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus
The academic year has reduced to merely a few months after results of the 12th boards of 2020 came out. Soon after that, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in syllabus by 30%. But till date, no such announcement was made for JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.
However, Joint Admission Board (JAB), authority for admissions in IITs and formulating rules on JEE Advanced will hold a meeting on 21st November. They will have discussions on various matters one of which will be revision of JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus.
The syllabus will be revised in accordance with CBSE’s reduction in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 11th and 12th class students. JAB constitutes directors of all the IITs and officials from the Ministry of Education (MHRD). The panel will seek several other agendas in the meeting other than syllabus. IIT Kharagpur will also be handed over the charge of conducting JEE Advanced 2021.
Last updated on November 11th, 2020
Soon after announcements of class 10th and 12th board results, CBSE announced that the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 has been reduced by 30%. Only the important topics were retained while less important and topics were removed from the curriculum. The reduction was introduced as a one-time measure due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and exam postponements.
This change was announced around the beginning of August. But till now, there has been no such announcement by NTA or any other governing body for JEE Main 2021. Students who are preparing for next year’s JEE Main exam have already spent more than 6 months of education considering the year starts from April 2020.
It is also expected that the January session of JEE Main will be completely scrapped in 2021. Taking CBSE’s precedent, NTA might also reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus by 30% overall. Usually, JEE Main Syllabus is similar to CBSE Syllabus of both class 11th and 12th. Hence it is possible that NTA might reduce the syllabus considerably.
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It is to be noted that no official statement has been released yet by NTA or Ministry of Education yet on JEE Main 2021. The JEE Main 2021 Applications are also delayed by around 2 months as there has been no update so far. Registrations are expected to commence from 4th week of November 2020.
Tentative Reduction In Syllabus
We cannot be certain of what topics from the JEE Main 2021 syllabus would be removed by NTA. But, if going by the CBSE way, the following topics might be reduced from the syllabus in the coming days-
|Topics||Expected Deleted Portions|
|Physics – Class 11th||Click Here|
|Physics – Class 12th||Click Here|
|Chemistry – Class 11th||Click Here|
|Chemistry – Class 12th||Click Here|
|Mathematics – Class 11th||Click Here|
|Mathematics – Class 12th||Click Here|
Keep visiting our page for latest notifications and updates on JEE Main 2021. Currently, JoSAA Counselling 2020 for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates has been going on. Soon after this, CSAB Special Rounds will be conducted for candidates willing to join NITs, IIITs or GFTIs.