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JEE Main 2021 Date: Exam to be held from February 23 to 26, says education minister

Updated on Dec 17, 2020 11:56 AM IST

JEE Main 2021 Live: JEE Main will be held four times- February, March, April and May. The first cycle of JEE Main will be held from February 23 to 26, education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Wednesday.This year, major changes like the number of cycles of exam, inclusion of regional language in question paper, a changed exam pattern, increased number of examination centre will be seen. Every year around 8-9 lakh candidates register for JEE Mains aspiring to take admission to IIT, NITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments. The minister on Wednesday morning wrote on his Twitter handle that he will announce the schedule, number of times the JEE Main will be held, at 6 pm on December 16. “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned,” the education minister tweeted.   Check highlights here:

JEE Main 2021 LIVE Updates(PTI)
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06:40 pm IST

JEE Main to be held in 13 regional languages

For the first time, JEE Main will be held in 13 regional languages apart from English and Hindi, the minister said.

06:36 pm IST

New exam pattern for JEE Main 2021

“NTA has prepared new exam pattern for JEE Main. Candidates will have to answer only 75 out of 90 questions.There will be 15 optional questions for which there will be no negative marking,” he added.

06:36 pm IST

‘Multiple cycles of exam will provide several opportunities for candidates’

“JEE Main 2021 will be held four times in a year. The exam will be held in February, March, April and May. This will provide several opportunities to the students for improving their scores by knowing their mistakes and weak areas and work on it in the next cycle of exam,” the minister said.

06:21 pm IST

JEE Main 2021 to be held from February 23 to 26

The first cycle of JEE Main will be held from February 23 to 26, education minister announced . Read full details here

06:12 pm IST

JEE Main to be held four times in a year: Education Minister

06:04 pm IST

JEE Main 2021 schedule to be announced any minute now

Education minister will go live any minute now. His address was schedule at 6 pm today. He will announce the schedule for JEE Main 2021 and other details .

05:58 pm IST

Education Minister to announce JEE schedule, important changes in exam shortly

05:56 pm IST

Implementation of regional language in technical courses from 2021

In an interview with HT reporter, the education minister said on Monday, “The implementation of regional language in the technical courses will happen in a phase-wise manner, starting from the year 2021. This initiative will be implemented in those IITs which are ready. We understand that there are a lot of issues starting with quality of textbooks, reference material, training the faculty to teach in their mother tongue, using technology to connect various institutes where faculty are available to teach in mother tongue, etc. The task force will outlay the detailed implementation plan of the same.”

05:50 pm IST

IIT-JEE to be held in February

During an interaction with HT reporter, a senior government official familiar with the developments of upcoming exams said that the JEE Main would be held in the month of February but added that the dates would be announced soon. The final decision will be conveyed soon, said the official.

05:38 pm IST

How will the final JEE merit list or All India Ranking be prepared

According to the official website, the student’s best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

05:36 pm IST

Benefits of conducting JEE Mains multiple times in a year

By conducting JEE Mains four times in a year, candidates will get multiple opportunities to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.

In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.

This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.

If anyone misses the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.

05:32 pm IST

JEE Main 2021 to be conducted in multiple sessions

According to the official website of JEE, the JEE (Main) is being conducted in multiple Sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session.

05:31 pm IST

JEE Mains 2021: Number of cycles of exam to be announced shortly

The education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announce the full schedule and number of times the exam will be held at 6 pm today. Stay tuned.

05:30 pm IST

JEE Main 2021 full schedule to be released shortly

JEE Main 2021 full schedule will be announced by the union education minister at 6 pm today.

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