Govt exploring the possibility of holding JEE-Main four times from 2021


The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) for admission to engineering and architecture courses in premier engineering institutes in India and eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) will be more flexible from 2021 onwards. The Ministry of Education is considering that JEE (Main) 2021 four times a year.

A change in the examination format is in the cards as students will get a choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).

Union Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal stated this during an online interaction on 10 December 2020 with parents, students and teachers on Board and Competitive Exams amid COVID 19 pandemic.

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Regarding the concerns raised by students relating to syllabus and dates of JEE Exam, Mr Pokhriyal said that the suggestion of JEE (Main) 2021 to be held four times in a year would be examined positively, beginning at the end of February (after that in March, April & May-2021) for 3-4 days during each time.

He said that the syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain the same as the previous year. The proposal is under examination where students will get a choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)out of 90 questions(30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics). He mentioned that for JEE (Main) 2020, there were 75 questions which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), he informed.

The Minister stated that the Ministry would examine the suggestion positively to give the option to candidates to appear one/ two/ three/ four times in JEE (Main) 2021 for admission in the coming academic year.

Union Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’virtually interacts with teachers, parents and students across the country on upcoming competitive and board exams. During the one hour interaction, the Minister responded to the various concerns and queries of the students relating to school examinations, entrance examinations, among others.

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