This year, aspirants for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 will get only two chances, not four. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to conduct the entrance test only in April and May. Earlier last year, the agency had conducted four sessions of JEE Main exam after the ministry of education had decided to increase the number of attempts to four from 2021 onwards.
Due to the delay in most exams, including the class XII Board exams, the window for entrance has shrunk if admissions are to be conducted on time this year. The CBSE class XII exams will commence from April 26, while the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will conduct exams from the last week of April.
JEE (Main), the multi-session computer-based test, is taken by students for admission in top engineering institutions and securing eligibility to appear for the JEE (Advanced), the entrance test for the Indian Institutes of Technology. In 2019, the number of attempts allowed to a student increased from one to two and four from 2021. The results show how aspirants significantly benefited from taking multiple shots at a high-pressure exam.
The JEE Mains in 2021 for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses was conducted from February to September across four attempts. Aspirants could appear in all four tries, and their best performance would be taken forward as their JEE Mains score.
Last year, the first phase of the engineering exam was conducted in February and the second one in March. After that, the third and fourth phases of the exam were held on July 20-25 and August 27-September two, respectively.
The exams were initially scheduled to be held in February, March, April and May, but the last two sessions got postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JEE Mains was conducted in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, Kannada and Bengali, as per the Education Ministry.