National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday released complete details on JEE Main 2021. In a recently held webinar, the Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that they are considering conduct Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2021 four times this year. It has been decided to conduct the national level engineering entrance exam four times a year to avoid board exam dates 2021.
CBSE has not yet decided the dates for board exam 2021, however, there have been some newspaper reports as per which the board is expected to conduct the board examination in 2021 from May onwards. But an official confirmation from the board is yet awaited.
NTA will conduct JEE Main 2021 exam in February / March / April / May, hence, this year, students will get multiple opportunities to appear for the exam and improve their scores. This will further ensure that no candidate misses the exam due to the clash of examinations or COVID-19 situation. The online registration for the same started on December 15 and the last date to submit the form is January 15, 2021. JEE Main 2021 exam for Feb session is going to be held from 22-25 Feb 2021.
The Minister informed the students that consultation with the authorities and stakeholders are going on for conducting the theory examination or practical exams for CBSE 10th, 12th. He also commented that in case those not able to appear for the practical exams, different alternatives shall be looked for the same. Furthermore, CBSE last week also announced that the board exams will be held offline and not in online mode.
Schools across the country have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were then partially opened from October 15. However, due to a spike in the infections, some states decided to close the schools till the end of the year and will open after the situation gets normal or a vaccine is available.
Generally, CBSE conducts the board exam in March and the practical exam starts from the 1st week of Jan and goes on till February. CBSE decided to cancel exams and the results were then later announced based on the assessment scheme. Competitive exams like JEE Main and NEET were also postponed twice due to the pandemic situation.