New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal made several announcements about the JEE (Main) Examination 2021 on Wednesday, 16th December. He announced that the JEE (Main) Exam 2021 will be conducted in four sessions in the month of February, March, April, and May 2021. According to a press communication from the Ministry of Education, the first session of 2021 JEE Mains will be held from 23rd to 26th February 2021. He also announced that drawing from the National Education Policy (NEP), for the first time ever the JEE (Main) Examination 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages – Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, and Gujarati.
Education Minister Pokhriyal stated that a candidate need not appear in all four sessions. However, if the candidate appears in more than one session then his/her best-of 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of merit list and ranking. He also announced that question papers will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate will have to attempt a total of 75 questions, said the Education Ministry.
Enumerating the benefits to students due to this decision, the Education Minister said that conducting the 2021 JEE (Main) Examination in four sessions will give multiple opportunities to candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they are not able to give their best in one attempt. He further said that in case a candidate has Board Examination in a particular month, or is unable to appear due to Covid-19, the candidate can choose a different month to take the JEE Main Exam.
Watch video: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal declares JEE (Main) Examination-2021 first session from Feb 23-26:
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