JEE-Mains to be held four times every year from 2021

RNS: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday announced that the JEE-Mains exam will be held four times a year starting 2021.

It will offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores, he said adding “the Education Ministry has examined the suggestions received from students and others and decided to conduct JEE-Mains four times in February, March, April, and May.”

In February the exam will be held from 23rd to 26th. He said the move will ensure that students don’t miss out on opportunities due to the clash of exams. Students will be given a choice to answer 75 questions out of 90 questions. No negative marking will be done in the 15 optional questions, said the minister.

The Minister also announced that drawing from the National Education Policy, for the first time ever JEE (Main) Examination-2021 will be conducted in 13 languages- Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu , Hindi, English and Gujarati.

The Minister informed that a candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions.

However, if a candidate appears in more than one Session then his or her best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List or Ranking.


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