The National Testing Agency (NTA) postponed JEE Main 2021 May attempt yesterday, May 4, 2021. The notice read “The registration for the May Session will also be announced at a later stage. The rescheduling of the April and May sessions will be done subsequently.” This statement means that the registration dates for the May attempt will be announced later. Also, the April and May exams will be rescheduled to new dates afterward.
This implies that NTA will hold the April and May session, and will not cancel them. However, the dates for these 2 attempts will be available later, depending on various factors in play right now – like the pandemic, board exams, and schedule of other national level entrance tests.
The notice also mentioned that “The revised dates for the May Session will be intimated later on and will be announced at least 15 days before the exam.”
In 2021, NTA decided to hold Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 4 times. 2 attempts out of them have been held successfully in computer-based test mode across the nation. The 2 attempts were held in February and March 2021. The rest of the 2 attempts were to be held on April 27, 28, and 30. The May attempt was to be completed on May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2021.
For the April attempt registration has been completed and closed. For the May attempt, applications were to be available from May 3 to 12, 2021. However, they remain deferred till further notice.
The April attempt admit card was to be also released, in a few days before the exam could start. However, now the April attempt admit card and the May attempt application process will depend on the new schedule of these 2 attempts.
The official notice that was published yesterday on nta.ac.in, also advised the students to take this time and prepare for the exam well. It suggested that. “In the meantime, candidates are advised to use this time to prepare themselves better for the examination. They can also take practice ( full length/ chapter wise) tests on the NTA Abhyas App from the comfort of their homes.”
For any information on the exam, the candidates have been invited to contact 011-40759000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 2 sessions held till now for JEE Main 2021, the number of candidates who appeared in Session 1 is 6,20,978 and in Session 2 is 5,56,248.
JEE Main 2021 rank is assigned to the candidates based on their best overall percentile score out of all their attempts. The rank is mentioned in the scorecard which is uploaded after the final attempt which is in May 2021. The candidates are ranked in the category they belong to.
Joint Entrance Examination – Main is a national-level engineering entrance test. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the JEE-Main score, which mainly consists of National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). The examination consists of three papers – Paper 1 for B.E./BTech courses, Paper 2a for B.Arch, and Paper 2b for BPlan courses.