The National Testing Agency has commenced the Computer Based Tests for Joint Entrance Examination (Main), February 2021 session. The examination is being conducted in four phases this year in February, March, April and May. JEE Main 2021 for the February 2021 phase is being conducted from February 23 to 26, 2021. The NTA has issued an important press release today indicating that 661776 candidates have registered for the February exams. Out of these, 652627 candidates are appearing for Paper 1 while 63065 candidates are appearing for Paper 2A & 2B. Besides, these, NTA has also revealed statistics about JEE Main (Feb) 2021 exam centres, medium and centre-wise distribution of registered candidates and other information.
The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by the NTA every year for admission to BE/B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Plan courses in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and other institutes accepting JEE Main Score. In addition, the examination also serves as the eligibility for appearing in the JEE Advanced exam, which is conducted for admission to the IITs in India. The press release read “A total of 22748 candidates are appearing for B.Arch & B. Planning both. Paper 2A & 2B is being held on February 23, 2021, in the second shift.
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As per the updates press release, Paper-1 (for BE/B.Tech) is being conducted across 828 centres. On the other hand, Papers 2A & 2B (for B.Arch/B.Plan) is being conducted at 437 centres. It may be noted that the JEE Main 2021 for the February 2021 session is being conducted across 331 cities. Out of these, international centres are located in 10 different overseas cities which are Bahrain, Kuwait, Colombo, Dubai, Doha, Muscat, Sharjah, Kathmandu, Riyadh and Singapore.
One of the prominent changes in the JEE Main exam this year is the language of the paper. This year, the JEE Main exam is conducted in different regional languages besides English & Hindi. In Paper-1, 609889 candidates are registered for English language and 22758 are registered for the Hindi language. The remaining 19980 candidates are registered for the regional languages. Similarly in Paper-2A & 2B, 60443 candidates are registered for the English language while 993 are registered for the Hindi language. The remaining 1629 candidates are registered to take the test in a regional language.
The NTA has also revealed important insights into the Agency’s preparations for conducting the exam in 2021. The NTA has positioned 02 National Coordinators, 19 Regional Coordinators, 06 Special Coordinators, 261 City Coordinators and approximately 700 Observers. These dedicated personnel are positioned at the Control Room opened for conducting the JEE Main 2021.
The Agency has also planned CCTV Surveillance across all exam centres. Arrangements for live viewing at remote locations and recording of CCTV footage from the Control Room located in New Delhi are also being made. Third party audit of all the exam centres has been completed. The NTA has also installed Jammers at exam centres to curb the use of mobile networks. In addition, the JEE Main 2021 is being conducted in accordance to all COVID-19 related guidelines.