The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced several changes to the JEE Main 2021. The changes made by the NTA include alterations to the registration process and the examination pattern for the JEE 2021 due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic in the country. So before attending the exam let’s know about the key changes.
Changes In JEE Main 2021
- There has been a change in the number of times the JEE Main will be conducted in 2021. This year, the JEE mains will happen four times—February, March, April and May. The decision to hold the exam four times was made to ensure the aspirants get enough preparation time for the Boards and JEE.
- Aspirants can choose to appear for all the exams, or just one, two or three sessions. According to the changes in JEE mains 2021, students must register online. However, they will need to submit separate forms for each exam session and indicate the month they wish to take the same.
- The applications can be submitted together. However, students who have failed to opt for the sessions in March, April, and May can do so after the February schedule. Applications will be accepted on the portal for a limited period only.
- Candidates will have to pay the examination fee at the time of registration. The amount will depend on the number of sessions they choose. Each session has a separate charge. Although, it is a refundable fee in case the applicant decides to opt-out of the examination session.
- Students who do not appear for a session they have registered for can apply for a refund of the fees within a specified time. The full amount will be paid back to them. They must make the refund request when the registration window is open, or else they will not be reimbursed. Also, a request for the transfer of the registration to another session will not be entertained. The registration fee is refundable but not transferable.
- The JEE 2021 will be conducted in thirteen Indian languages:
Students must indicate the language option at the time of registration.
- Students must note that there is a correlation between the regional languages and exam cities. Hence, they must choose the exam city carefully. For example, those selecting Guwahati as their exam centre should not select Punjabi as the language choice. Keep the city and the language choice relevant. However, English is a common language for all centres.
- Students are allowed to select a different city for each exam. They do not have to appear in separate exam sessions from the same city.
- The other changes in JEE Mains 2021 involve the change in the exam pattern. This year the exam will have a total of ninety questions, as opposed to seventy-five in the previous year. Students will have to answer any seventy-five of the ninety questions.
- The number of questions in each subject (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) has increased from twenty-five to thirty. And twenty-five questions will need to be answered in each subject.
- Unlike previous years, Section B will not attract negative marking.
- Further, eligible candidates who could not appear for JEE Advanced in 2020 due to the pandemic will be permitted to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021 without qualifying in the preliminary JEE Main 2021.
- A maximum age limit has not been issued for the JEE 2021. Therefore, students of any age can appear for the exam, provided they have cleared the Senior School Certificate Exam (class XII) in the last three years.
- Students desirous of pursuing B.Tech/BE should have opted for Physics and Mathematics as their compulsory subjects in their plus two education and any of the following subjects—Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocation. Additionally, to qualify to appear for the JEE 2021, they must have cleared all the subjects. However, no minimum marks criteria are stipulated for class XII exams.
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