- Majority of students from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana presume to bypass the JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) on the first attempt that is likely to be scheduled in the mid of February, 2021. They in all probability are willing to take the exams subsequently on the months of March, April, and May the same year.
- On a large practical scale, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced that the JEE-Mains Exams is to be held four times in the upcoming year categorically on February, March, April, and May. He also added that the students are free to attempt the exam at their own discretion anytime once in these four turns.
- Students complain to have not yet completed their courses, clear their doubts due less exposed online classes amidst the pandemic. Hence, they aren’t ready enough to attend the Mains Exam of JEE. They also claim to lack with concepts getting clarified.
- As per the National Testing Agency, a candidate need not appear in all the four sessions. However, if candidate appears in more than one session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of merit list/ranking.
- According to experts, the increased exam option will give students a chance to improve their ranking. Many believe that the increased options will indeed increase the competition and put pressure on students.
- Students are preferring to appear for later sessions that are scheduled to be conducted in March – April 2021, barring the toppers. Middle-segment students will be under a lot of pressure to ensure improvement in ranks, they will consider appearing for multiple JEE Main 2021 sessions.
- While some believe that increased number of attempts will benefit students, others said it has reduced the seriousness of the examination. “Earlier, students were sure that they had only one chance, one opportunity to excel. Now, since they know they can attempt four times, many would not give their best shot at once,” said a teacher.
- Besides, some feel with increased options, the competition among students will increase, and thus it will put more pressure on students.
- Students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh stated that they are not 100% prepared for JEE Main 2021 till now as they still possess doubts which have not been clarified yet due to COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.
- JEE Main 2021 Phase-I has been scheduled to be conducted from February 23 to 26, 2021. Moreover, as per the National Test Agency, NTA’s new rules, Joint Entrance Examination 2021 will be conducted in four sessions. However, an applicant doesn’t have to attempt all 4 rounds.
- NTA claims that if a candidate appears in more than one session of JEE Main 2021, then his/her best scores will be considered for preparation of merit rank and further admission procedure.
- The Minister has already clarified that there will be no change in the syllabus for medical entrance exam NEET or engineering entrance exam JEE-Main 2021. Regarding the class 10 and 12 board exams, the minister had said the consultations with stakeholders are in progress for deciding the dates of board examinations and it will be announced soon based on the feedback from the stakeholders.
- “The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to take a decision on the dates of conducting board examinations including practical. In case students are not able to do practical in classes before the examinations, alternatives to practical examinations will be explored,” he had said.
- Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19 and partially reopened in some states from October 15. However, a few states decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in coronavirus cases.
- The board exams that were being conducted in March had to be postponed mid-way. The exams were later cancelled, and the results were announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.
- Competitive exams like JEE and NEET were also postponed twice this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May in view of the continued closure of schools and teaching-learning activities being completely online.
Since announcements have been made, the tentative timetable for JEE Main 2021 has arrived as well. Follow up these dates to get clarified about the upcoming plans of JEE Mains 2021:
|Events||Important Dates 2021|
|Release of Notification||16th December, 2020|
|Starting of Registration process||16th December, 2020|
|Image Correction Starts||December, 2020|
|End of registration||16th January, 2021|
|Last date of fee payment & uploading of images||17th January 2021|
|Application Correction starts||19th to 21st January 2021|
|Release of Admit card||2nd week of February 2021|
|JEE Main Exam||1st Session- 23rd – 26th February 2021|
|2nd Session- 15th – 18th March 2021|
|3rd Session- 27th – 30th April 2021|
|4th Session- 24th – 28th May 2021|
|Display of Answer key||February 2021|
|Declaration of Result||1st week of March 2021|
|Counselling process starts||June/ July 2021|