The National Testing Agency (NTA) is supposed to release the May session application form today, May 3, 2021. However, it is unlikely. As the events have turned out due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, NTA, unfortunately, had to defer the April attempt dates, after successfully holding the February and March attempts. NTA has notified that due to the prevailing COVID-19 conditions, the April exam is deferred till further notice and the new dates will be notified 15 days before the decided exam date.
Now, the May exam is not conducive unless the April exams are held. The candidates who have already applied for the April session are awaiting the dates and the admit cards. The candidates waiting to apply for the May session, have to wait for the application form until the April exams are complete. The May session will be also the second attempt for the aspirants of B.Arch and B.Plan candidates after the February attempt.
Since February 15, 2021, there is no indication for the application form release date of the May exam. The notice released on February 15, has notified that NTA will open the May session application form from May 3 to 12, 2021. The notice read “..NTA will open the Application form of JEE Main 2021 from 3rd May to 12th May 2021 (for the May session)”. The official notice is as follows:
The National Testing Agency, to support the student community is organizing the JEE (Main) – 2021 in four sessions. Two of these sessions have already been completed in February (Session 1: from 23 to 26 February 2021) and March (Session 2: from 16 to 18 March). The number of candidates who appeared in Session 1 is 620978 and in Session 2 is 556248.
The JEE (Main) -2021 April Session was scheduled for 27, 28, and 30 April 2021, which are now postponed till further notice. The May attempt is scheduled from 24-28 May 2021, any official notice for the postponement of the May exam has yet not been circulated. However, chances are the May attempt will be deferred too.
There are 3 papers in JEE Mains. Paper 1 is the engineering entrance exam. It is for admission to UG engineering (BE / B.Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other CFTIs, institutes, and universities funded by state governments. It is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2021. This year, 1.4 lakh engineering seats of engineering colleges that were earlier filled through UPSEE are also to be filled through JEE Main 2021. Paper 2A is the architecture entrance exam. It is for admission to UG architecture (B.Arch) programs. Paper 2B is for admission to UG planning (B.Planning) programs.
From this year onwards this exam is being held in 13 languages English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.