Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will announce the JEE Main 2021 dates today, December 16, at 6 pm on his official Twitter account. The minister said that he will also inform about the number of attempts for the Engineering entrance test. Yesterday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) released a notification mentioning JEE Main 2021 dates, a new exam pattern among other information, which was later withdrawn.
Mr Pokhriyal posted a video message on the microblogging website Twitter informing about the event. He said, “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned.”
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on December 10 held a webinar where he said that the ministry is “positively” reviewing the possibility of conducting JEE Main in multiple sessions. The deleted notification also mentioned that the entrance exam will be held in four sessions.
The education minister had earlier said that the entrance exam will be conducted in more regional languages. Apart from English, it is likely that the exam will be held in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
16 December, 2020, 12:26 pm
JEE Main 2021 will be held in four sessions. The registration for the same begins today, December 15 and the last day to register for JEE main is January 15, 2021. In the next academic year, the JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions- February, March, April and May 2021.
The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2021 for admission into engineering courses will be held in four sessions. The applications for JEE Main 2021 will start today and the last date to fill the form is January 15.
In the next academic year, JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions - February, March, April and May. All the candidates willing to register can apply for JEE Main 2021 through the National Testing Agency (NTA) website-
The first session of JEE Main 2021 will take place from February 22 to 25, the National Testing Agency says. The exam will be held in 13 languages and the candidates can pick the language of their choice when they apply online. They cannot change it later.
"The JEE (Main) 2021 will be held in February 2021 followed by next three Sessions in March, April, and May 2021. This is being done to ensure that the JEE (Main)2021 does not interfere with the Board examinations, which may be held at different times across the States/UTs," NTA said.
The test will include choice in one section to rationalize the decision of different Boards across the country regarding the reduction of the syllabus. However, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same (Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25 and Mathematics – 25).
"In the light of rationalization of the syllabus by various Boards, the NTA has decided to provide for choice in the question papers and thus there will be two sections in each paper," it said.
The decision is aimed at giving students multiple opportunities to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting a whole academic year.
According to the official notification, in the first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes. which they can improve in the next attempt.
Additionally, this will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year. “If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she will not have to wait for one full year,” the notice read.
JEE Main 2021 : Eligibility
For appearing in the JEE Main 2021, there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or will be appearing in 2021 will be eligible for JEE Main 2021.
The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central or State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
However, students who have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2022 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2021.
15 December, 2020, 6:22 pm
Dr Sanyam Bharadwaj (Controller of Exams, CBSE) & Ramesh Pokhriyal (Education Minister of India) have answered queries regarding CBSE 10th & 12th Date Sheet 2021, CBSE Syllabus, NEET 2021 & JEE Main 2021, reduction in syllabus etc., through live sessions. Here, we have interpreted their answers and compiled important points from their latest webinars or live online session. It will help students to get better clarity about the latest development and updates regarding exams and other arrangements.
⇒ No plans to further reduce CBSE Syllabus 2021 (Theory & Practical)
⇒ Practical examinations will be conducted after the school will reopen
⇒ Practical examination will be conducted in School labs as usual. No notification to conduct practical exams online via O Labs (Online Labs for schools) has been issued.
⇒ External examiner will be available for practical examinations.
⇒ Examination pattern or the typology of question paper will be the same as followed in the CBSE Sample Papers 2021 (issued by CBSE)
⇒ CBSE Date Sheet 2021 will be published shortly.
⇒ CBSE will increase the number of examination centers but there will be no home center.
⇒ CBSE board exam 2021 exam dates will be declared only after the consultation with the stakeholders.
⇒ CBSE 2021 board exam dates will be set in such a way so that students will get sufficient time to study.
⇒ Only 12 students will be seated in an examination room, ensuring all the COVID-19 safety protocols.
14 December, 2020, 12:03 pm
The second stage of the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019-20 will be held on February 7, 2021. Earlier, the exam was scheduled for May 10, 2020, but it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The said examination was scheduled for May 10th 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The exam is now rescheduled on 7th February 2021 (Sunday) in all the States/UTs,” National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said in a statement.
Further information regarding the exam will be made available on the official website, ncert.nic.in.
Last year, 2,103 students qualified for NTSE scholarship. The NCERT, in 2019, doubled the number of NTSE scholarships. Earlier, it was given to 1,000 meritorious students.
"As on date 2000 scholarships are awarded in the country with reservation of 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and 27 percent for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with benchmark disabilities," NCERT said.
About 2,000 scholarships are awarded at different stages of education. For Class 11 to Class 12 the amount of scholarship is Rs 1,250 per month.
For Undergraduate and Postgraduate years, it is Rs 2,000 per month and for PhD, the amount of scholarship is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.
The NTSE is held every year in two stages. In the first stage, students are examined at the state-level. Shortlisted candidates are invited to participate in stage 2 or the National-level exam conducted by the NCERT. Those who qualify in the second stage become eligible for the scholarship.
For 2020-21, the first stage of NTSE will be held on December 12 and 13, 2020 and the second stage exam will be conducted on June 13, 2021.
11 December, 2020, 12:51 pm
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in his webinar said that there is no plan to cancel NEET 2021 and his ministry is considering multiple sessions of JEE Main exam.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today interacted with students in a live session that started at 10 am. In the webinar, Mr. Pokhriyal said that there is no plan to cancel the Medical entrance test -- NEET 2021. Answering another question, the minister said that his ministry is considering to hold multiple sessions of JEE Main.
Using #EducationMinisterGoesLive, students asked regarding CBSE Board Exam 2021, JEE Main 2021, and NEET 2021. While some students have asked for a reduced syllabus of CBSE board exam, others have asked the minister to announce dates.
Medical and Engineering students also asked the Education Minister to announce JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 syllabus and for a postponement of the entrance exams.
Answering a question, Mr. Pokhriyal said that if students can't go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct practical exams. "We will discuss in this regard," he said.
Responding to another student who asked for a reduction of 10-20 percent syllabus, Mr. Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced the syllabus by 30 percent. If the situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, we will take a decision then.
‘NEET 2021 will not be cancelled’
Responding to a query by a student, the education minister said that NEET 2021 will not be cancelled because it will be a big loss for the students and the nation.
‘Will consider conducting exams online’
JEE 2020 was conducted in online (CBT) mode and NEET 2020 was held in pen-paper mode. We will discuss about conducting the exams online, he said, responding to a student’s query.
"There is no plan to cancel NEET 2021": Education Minister In Webinar
Putting an end to speculation regarding the conduct of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2021), Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today said that there is no plan to cancel the all-India Medical entrance exam.
We Are Discussing If JEE Main 2021 Can Be Conducted More Than Twice
When asked about multiple sessions of the Engineering entrance exam, Mr. Pokhriyal said his ministry is discussing in this regard.
JEE Main 2021: Education Minister Hints At Change In Exam Pattern
Though Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ did not state categorically there were changes in the syllabus of entrance exams but hinted there may be changes in the way questions are framed.
90 questions in JEE Main 2021
Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 to remain same as the previous year and a proposal is under examination where students will be given choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), Mr. Pokhriyal said in his webinar.
In JEE Main 2020, there were 75 questions which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).
On JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
Mr. Pokhriyal said that while many boards have reduced syllabus, some state boards have decided not to. "We are discussing on the syllabus of JEE Main 2021 so that students from all boards can participate".
10 December, 2020, 5:15 pm
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today held a webinar to address the concerns related to upcoming competitive and board exams 2021 through his Twitter and Facebook pages.
While interacting with teachers, parents, and students on upcoming competitive and board exams 2021, the education minister said that the dates exams would be released much before the commencement of exams so that students get ample time to prepare.
CBSE Board Exam Dates 2021
Talking about the CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exam 2021 dates, the education minister said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would release the board exam schedule 2021 after taking into consideration the prevailing situation.
The CBSE board usually releases annual board exam date sheets by November or December, but this year, the board exam schedule has not been released as of now. Pokhriyal assured students that the CBSE Board exam schedules 2021 will be released much before the commencement of exams so that students get ample time to prepare.
CBSE practical examinations will be conducted at students’ respective schools following the COVID-19 guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
10 December, 2020, 4:30 pm