A massive turnaround in the history of examination is about to take place. The education ministry has decided to conduct the recurring Joint Entrance Exam Main exam 2021. Yes, the ministry will hold the JEE Main exams not once, not twice but four times in a year.
It is a major breakthrough in the JEE Main 2021 examination system or we should say the entire education system. The information was mediated in a live interaction between the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, students, parents, and teachers. The reason behind examining the suggestion of conduction JEE Main four times from 2021 is the Coronavirus pandemic. *No points for guessing though!*
The Union Education minister is sensitive to the needs of the candidates and to the possibility of missing the opportunity to appear in the JEE Main exam due to clashes with other examinations in the pandemic.
“The suggestion of holding Joint Entrance Examination- Main (JEE Main) 2021 four times in a year will be examined positively, beginning at the end of February, thereafter in March, April and May-2021, for three to four days during each time,” Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said.
However, another striking update is that the Union Education Minister does not intend to reduce the syllabus for the engineering entrance exam. Therefore, the syllabus for the exam in 2021 remains exactly the same as that in previous examinations.
The students will be able to exercise choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions in each section- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) out of a total of 90 questions (30 questions in each section). This differed from the earlier attempts, where no such choice was available as only 75 questions were posed in the exam, out of which all have to be answered.
The pandemic outbroke that postponed many competitive exams including JEE and NEET that were postponed twice in a year. Nonetheless, the request for postponing the board exams for classes 10th and 12th are regularly surfacing in the light of online teaching-learning activities as the schools remained shut.