JEE Main 2021 exam is going to take place in 4 cycles starting from February 2021. The exam will have 16 days of tests, in 4 cycles with 4.14 lakh questions, and a total of 384 question papers in 12 different languages
As per the reports, registration for JEE Main candidates, for the month of February, is expected to start later this week.
Beginning from February, the exam for JEE Main will be held once every month, until May. The candidates will be given a window of one week to apply for the succeeding month’s test. The result of the exam will be announced in 4-5 days.
Secretary, Ministry of Education, Amit Khare shared on the same, “States have their own education Boards which conduct their exams between February and March. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Boards may reschedule their calendar. This is for the benefit of the students so that they get ample opportunity as per the convenience. Moreover, tests like SAT, GRE or TOEFL are conducted multiple times in a year. This will be in sync with international best practices”.
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Praising this move by the Ministry of Education, Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT-Kanpur, shared, “Conducting it four times is a good move. NTA conducted exams successfully even during Covid times and the agency has the capability to meet the challenges. This will ensure a fair opportunity and much greater flexibility to the candidates.”
Many have praised the decision of conducting the exam in 12 languages. National Testing Agency (NTA) also stated that out of 2.2 lakh candidates who qualified for the JEE (Advanced), a total of 8,754 candidates happened to be from vernacular medium.
And this is why NTA believes that offering the JEE test in vernacular languages will prove more helpful for the candidates in improving their rankings.