The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 for Phase 3 from tomorrow, July 20. The entrance test will be conducted in computer based mode at exam centres in 334 cities across the country and abroad. Approximately 6.80 lakh applicants are expected to appear for the JEE Main April phase entrance test which is now scheduled on July 20, 22, 25, and 27, 2021.
The examination will be held for Paper 1 only, for B.E and B.Tech. In order to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the nodal agency has increased the number of cities from 232 to 334. The number of exam centres in every shift has also been increased from 660 to 828.
In addition, several other measures will be taken by the national testing agency, including- Face masks to all the candidates, sanitization of all seats before and after the examination, staggered time slot, contactless registration, social distancing and guidance during seats allocation, etc.
Candidates are advised to carry only selected items with them into the examination venue. These include- admit card along with self declaration (undertaking) downloaded from the NTA website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in, a simple transparent ball point pen, additional photograph, to be pasted on attendance sheet, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), personal transparent water bottle, and also sugar tablets/fruits like banana/apple/orange in case the candidate is diabetic.
On the other hand, candidates are strictly advised to not carry items like- instruments, geometry or pencil box, handbag, purse, any kind of paper/ stationery/ textual material (printed or written material), eatables and water (loose or packed), mobile phone/ earphone/ microphone/ pager, calculator, docupen, log tables, camera, tape recorder, slide rules, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices in the examination hall.
As only few hours are left for the JEE Main 3rd phase examination, candidates appearing in the exam are advised to go for a quick revision of all important formulas, periodic table, chemical and IUPAC names of key elements, chemical reactions and their reactants in Chemistry. Among key topics, thermodynamics, coordinate geometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, dna-rna, nuclear chemistry, equilibrium, etc can be reckoned.
Similarly, in Physics revsion of optics including, current electricity, electrostatics, heat and thermodynamics, modern physics and magnetism should be on students’ priority as these topics carry weightage higher than the rest.
In mathematics students should go after revision of formulas, theorems and self-prepared short notes. Topics including coordinate geometry, integral calculus, limit, continuity and differenciation, matrix, complex number should also be revised with basic formulas.
Attempting question papers of previous phases can also help them achieving confidence and time valuation the. Students having JEE exam tomorrow, are advised to avoid any new topic on the examination eve. However, those who have examination on July 22 or later can go after revision as well as practice.
According to the JEE Main 2021 scheme for Paper 1, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same (Physics- 25, Mathematics-25, and Chemistry- 25). Questions will be formatted in objective type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to all three subjects.