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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.
- Why are the IITs Not in Favour of the 3rd Attempt for JEE Advanced?
- JEE Main 2021 Delayed Till February, JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus Being Reviewed
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.
Last updated on November 26th, 2020 at 01:05 pm
There are some talks going on for JEE Advanced to be allowed for the 3rd attempt. But, as per sources, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not in favour of the third attempt for students who have exhausted their attempts.
The students have been writing to the IITs and Education Ministry for allowing a 3rd time. But, it seems the top institutes are not in favour of conducting another exam right now. Let’s know the reasons behind it below.
IITs are not in favour of 3rd Attempt for JEE Advanced – Why?
According to the letters written, the COVD-19 pandemic has caused tremendous stress among the students. Therefore, many of them did not perform as per expectation. Though the Joint Admissions Board, the managing body of the JEE Advanced, decided that students who have missed taking the exam due to COVID-19 or lockdown can be given another chance.
However, the JAB (Consisting of IIT Directors) did not favour another chance for students who have already taken the exam. As per sources, there is a consensus among JAB members not to reconsider this matter.
At least three JAB sources declared that they have no intention to allow students to take the JEE Advanced exam for the third time. According to them, this action will be unfair towards the fresh candidates attempting the exam in 2021. It may increase competition for them.
In 2020, at least students had an opportunity to take regular coaching classes and go to schools as well until complete lockdown. But, the JEE Advanced 2021 aspirants have to prepare for the exam depending on online platforms from home only.
What do Facts Suggest?
The IITs have considered all these factors before coming to a consensus on whether to allow aspirants for a 3rd attempt this year. Also, facts say that the % of successful candidates taking JEE Advanced is best during the first attempt.
It is found that 70 – 80 % successful candidates are first-timers, the rest are second timers. Hence, no scope for a 3rd attempt. Hence, IITs are not in favour of the 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced.
Last updated on November 23rd, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Candidates participating in the CSAB Special Round Counselling 2020 can now download their seat allotment letter for NIT+ system colleges. The students can take admissions in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs through these special counselling rounds by CSAB.
The results for Round 1 were scheduled for November 20th but were delayed by a day. Candidates who are allocated a seat in Round 1 based on JEE Main 2020 can now choose from the following options-
- Seat Acceptance – Freeze/Float/Slide
- Surrender and Participate in Next Round
- Surrender seat and not participate further
- Not allotted a seat and not wish to participate further
How To Check Result of CSAB 2020 Special Round 1?
Candidates can check the Round 1 Seat Allotment Result using the following steps-
- Head to the official website of CSAB – csab.nic.in
- Click on “CSAB Special Round – Seat Allotment Result Round 1”
- A new page will open where you have to enter – JEE Main Application Number and Password
- Provisional Seat Allotment Letter will be displayed after logging in.
- Download the letter and save it for future use.
If a candidate chooses to accept the allotted seat, he/she also has to take part in Online reporting which comprises of the following steps –
- Seat acceptance and fee payment
- Upload of necessary documents
- Responding to queries by the candidates
Last date to respond to queries is 24th November 2020. After this, the provisional allotment will be deemed final, if all requisites are completed. Else the allotted seat will be forfeited by CSAB.
Important Dates For CSAB 2020 Special Round
The CSAB Special Round 2020 is conducted for NIT+ system colleges based on JEE Main Ranks of candidates. The seats available in these rounds are the vacant seats of JoSAA Counselling 2020. Further dates of CSAB 2020 special round are given below-
|Seat Allotment Round 2||25th November 2020|
|Online Reporting – seat acceptance, document upload etc||25th to 27th November 2020|
|Last day to respond to queries||27th November 2020|
|Final online reporting to allotted institute||25th to 30th November 2020|
Due to COVID-19, reporting to the institute is not required to be done by visiting a college. The process has been converted to online only to ensure social distancing and less human contact amid the pandemic. However, candidates might be required to visit the colleges once they re-open completely.
Last updated on November 21st, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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.
- JEE Main 2021 Application: Fees, Procedure, Form Correction
- JEE Main Eligibility Criteria: Age Limits, Attempts
JEE Main 2021 Dual Sessions
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 17th, 2020 at 11:27 am
JoSAA Counselling 2020 has been conducted successfully with under 6 rounds this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Counselling for seats in IITs was only up to these 6 rounds. Now, CSAB has released a list of vacant seats from JoSAA counselling from NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Two special rounds of counselling will be conducted for admission to these seats. It will be called the CSAB 2020 Special Round.
The admission process will be similar to that in JoSAA Counselling 2020. Candidates have to register and fill up choices as per their preferences. The selection process will be based on the rank/score in JEE Main 2020 only.
To check the complete official list of vacant seats, click here.
CSAB 2020 Special Round Counselling Process
Previously, CSAB had also announced the complete schedule for CSAB 2020 Special Round Counselling. The counselling is open to all those candidates who either participated in JoSAA Counselling or did not participate. However, those who were allotted a seat through JoSAA and paid the seat acceptance fee along with reporting to college, cannot take part as their admission has already been completed.
|Registration & Choice Filling||17th to 19th November 2020|
|Seat Allotment Result (Round 1)||20th November 2020|
|Seat Allotment Result (Round 2)||24th November 2020|
After seat allotment, candidates will have the following 3 options under seat acceptance-
- Freeze –To confirm a seat and pay seat acceptance fees
- Float – To confirm a seat, pay seat acceptance but also get a better preference
- Slide – To confirm a seat in a college, pay seat acceptance but get a better course in the same college if available.
Those who wish to surrender their seat can do so at the online CSAB portal. Registrations are now open at their official choice filling portal.
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!
Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 12:34 pm
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.
- JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus
- Detailed JEE Main Physics Syllabus
- Complete Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main
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.
JAC Delhi 2020 Counselling: Seat Allotment Result For Round 3 Declared, Download Seat Allotment Letter
Last updated on November 10th, 2020 at 12:04 pm
Joint Admission Counselling (JAC) Delhi conducts counselling process for admissions to Delhi Government Funded Institutions. Students who qualified in JEE Main 2020, are eligible for B.Tech admissions in DTU, IIIT Delhi, NSUT and Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University For Women (IGDTUW).
On 6th November 2020, seat allotment result for Round 3 was declared by JAC Delhi. The cut off ranks for all 4 participating institutes have been released and are given below-
|Institute||Cut Off Ranks (Round 3)|
As usual, JEE Main Cut Off ranks are first divided into Delhi Region and Outside Delhi due to reservation rules for students with Delhi domicile. Further, cut offs are bifurcated for various categories such as EWS, Open, SC, ST and OBC.
Steps To Check Round 3 Result
However, if a candidate wants to check his/her own allotment / upgradation status or download seat allotment letter, the steps are given below-
- Visit the official website of JAC Delhi 2020 – https://jacdelhi.nic.in/
- Click on ‘Registered Candidates Sign In’
- Enter your JEE Main Application Number and Password along with Security captcha.
- The result will be displayed on screen
- Use the print option to download the seat allotment status/letter and save it as a PDF.
Important Dates For Round 3
The last date to confirm or freeze the allocated seat is 11th November 2020 by 11:59 PM. A detailed schedule is provided below-
|Payment of Academic Fee (INR 1,03,000)||Nov 7 to Nov 10, 2020 (2 PM)|
|Admission Confirmation||Nov 10, 2020 (5 PM)|
|Resolution of Deficiencies||Nov 11, 2020 (5 PM)|
|Online Seat Freeze||Nov 11, 2020 (11:59 PM)|
|Fourth Round Registration Starts||Nov 12, 2020 (10 AM to 11:59 PM)|
The candidates who do not wish to opt for any further upgrade can freeze their seat. This way they can confirm their chances for admission without any more delay.
During admission confirmation, online verification of documents will be conducted. Accordingly any deficiencies will be intimated which must be cleared by uploading fresh/correct documents or paying requisite academic fee or if urgent, by visiting the institute personally.
Last updated on November 10th, 2020 at 09:54 am
It has been official for some time that JEE Advanced 2021 shall be conducted by IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP). Due to COVID-19 pandemic the exam was delayed by over 5 months. However, IIT Delhi conducted JEE Advanced 2020 with complete COVID-19 protocols for safety of candidates.
According to the official statement of Joint Admission Board (JAB), candidates who missed JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID-19 or a similar reason can appear in JEE Advanced 2021, without qualifying JEE Main 2021. –Read More
The candidates who will appear in JEE Advanced 2021 are going to increase due to this, without capping the number to 2.5 lakh or anything else. This is to ensure all the deserving candidates get a chance to secure admissions in IITs.
JEE Advanced 2021: Expected Dates
There has been no official notification regarding the dates for JEE Main 2021 or JEE Advanced 2021 till now. Usually, JEE Main Registrations begin from September but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic calendar has shifted by over 5 months. Going by the previous years, JEE Advanced 2021 dates are as follows-
|JEE Advanced 2021 Applications Open||First Week of May 2021|
|JEE Advanced 2021 Applications Close||Second week of May 2021|
|JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Date||Last week of May 2021|
|Answer Keys Release||First week of June 2021|
|Challenging Answer Keys||Second week of June 2021|
|JEE Advanced 2021 Result||Second/Third week of June 2021|
Even though there have been some speculations regarding the reduction in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus, JAB or IIT Kharagpur have not released any official statement so far. If considering the time left for the exam, candidates should not expect any reduction in the same.
CBSE had reduced the syllabus for 2021 for Class 10th to 12th students by 30% in order to assist the candidates due to loss of classroom education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.