11 things you need to know about JEE (Main) 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to allow multiple attempts for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE (Main) from 2021. NTA will be holding four sessions of the JEE (Main) 2021 in February, March, April, and May. This will give candidates multiple opportunities to improve their scores if they fail to give their best in the first attempt, without losing a year. 

For students who are preparing for their crucial entrance examinations for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses in premier institutes, here are a few things that you need to know before taking the JEE 2021.

• As per new JEE (Main) 2021 exam pattern, Paper 1 will have a total of 90 questions, 25 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates will be required to attempt only 75 questions.

• Section A of the Paper 1 will be of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and section B will contain questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. 

• In section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. There will be no negative marking for this section. 

• The Paper 2 for admission to B Arch and B Planning will continue to be held with two attempts as was earlier. 

• The NTA had mentioned that a candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she has passed the qualifying examination (JEE Main). 

• Candidates who have appeared once in JEE (Main) 2019 or JEE (Advanced) 2019 instead of 2020 will not be allowed to sit for the 2021 examinations.

• Candidates must have passed the final examinations of Class 12 with Science stream with at least 75% marks.

• Candidates who have taken admission into any other institutes other than the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2020 can appear for the exams. 

• Candidates have to fill up one Application Form for all sessions. There will be only one Application Form. A candidate need not appear in all four Sessions. 

• However, if the 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.

• JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, in addition to Hindi and English. 

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