After a long pause, now the National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the resumption process for JEE Main 2021 April and May sessions which were delayed earlier. The third and fourth sessions of JEE Main were supposed to be held in the month of April and May but it got postponed due to the outbreak of second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Around 6.80 lakh and 6.09 lakh candidates had already registered for April and May sessions respectively for JEE Main 2021. However, the arrival of second wave of Covid-19 shattered the hopes of the candidates preparing hard for the test. Following this NTA also postponed the registration process for the May session.
Now, Education Minister has announced the exam dates for the third and fourth phases of JEE Main 2021 and the NTA has resumed the process for the same. On demand of candidates, NTA also re-opened the online application window again for April session apart from starting the registration process for May session. Now as the cases are declining and condition is getting better, JEE Main April session exam is set to be scheduled from July 20 to 25 and after getting postponed once again, the new dates for May session exam are 26, 27, 31 August, and 1, 2 September 2021.
Things to Know About JEE Main 2021 Exam
From 2021, JEE Main exam had to be conducted in four phases, i. e. February, March, April and May sessions. First two phase exams were conducted successfully in February and March respectively by NTA. However, when candidates had applied for the third session and eagerly waiting to appear in the exam, cases of Covid-19 started to rise unexpectedly. Within a few days, the virus spread relentlessly across the country and condition went out of control at most of the places. Many exams including CBSE board exams as well as JEE Main and NEET got postponed. Now after several weeks as the situation got better, authorities have decided to conduct the remaining exams.
NTA decided to reopen the registration window for candidates who have failed to apply for April session of JEE Main 2021 entrance exam due to any reason. The NTA reopened the application window from July 6 to July 8 for April session. The registration date for the postponed May session is July 20. Candidates who want to make corrections in the form are also allowed to edit their application form like changing their exam centre preference, personal details, etc. The NTA had reopened the portal so that candidates can easily register themselves.
Guidelines for remaining sessions of JEE Main 2021
In a press release, NTA has issued some guidelines for conducting the remaining tests of JEE Main keeping the preventive measures for the ongoing pandemic. It ensured that all the required protocols for Covid-19 will be followed at the examination centres. NTA has increased the number of cities from 232 to 334 to organize the exams. The number of examination centre in every shift will be also raised to 828 from 660. Some other guidelines are:
- All candidates will be provided a face mask.
- All the computers, seats, furniture and common places will be sanitized before and after the exams. No computer set will be used in two consecutive shifts.
- Candidates will be given staggered time slots for reporting to avoid crowd.
- Registration process at examination centre will be contactless.
- To maintain social distancing, candidates will be guided to their allotted seats. Social distancing will be also followed while making seating arrangements for the candidates.
- To ensure proper air circulation, examination halls/rooms will have open windows and fans.
How to register for the remaining sessions of JEE Main 2021?
Given below are the steps of the registration process:-
Step 1: Go to the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Step 2: Open the link of JEE (Main) 2021: New registration and form correction given on the homepage.
Step 3: After opening the link, click on the ‘New registration’ to get yourself registered.
Step 4: After selecting ‘New registration’ a new page will appear on the screen. Select the acknowledgment form and click on the ‘proceed’.
Step 5: Then Fill-out your details correctly and select the submit option. After this your registration will get completed.
Step 6: Then fill out your form with the necessary details, upload your photo and sign and make payment.
Step 7: After paying the registration fees, click on the submission and take a printout for further references.
Correction of the JEE Mains 2021
NTA provided one time opportunity to edit the JEE Main application form. Candidates were allowed to change their details including the exam centres on the official website of NTA. Candidates need to login with their registration number or ID to correct personal information or to change the preference of exam centre. NTA had opened the JEE Main 2021 application form correction window from 6th to 8th July for April session exam. Consequently, students are permitted to make corrections for May session from 9th – 20 July 2021. Steps to make corrections in the JEE Main application form are as follows:
Step 1: Go to the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Step 2: Open the link ‘JEE (Main) 2021: New registration and form correction’ given on the homepage.
Step 3: After opening the link, fill out your details like application form, application no, password and security pin and click on ‘sign in’.
Step 4: After signing in, your form will appear and you can change your details.
Step 5: Fill-out your new details correctly, and select the submit option. After this your correction process will get completed.
Mode of JEE Main 2021
JEE Main 2021 examination will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only, but the drawing test for B.Arch. will be held in pen and paper mode.
NTA has released the admit cards for the postponed session of April on 13 July 2021. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of NTA-JEE. The JEE Main 2021 admit card will contain the personal information of a candidate and other details about the exam venue. The admit card also contains a self-declaration form that is mandatory for the candidates to sign as to provide information about their health and recent travel history. NTA will soon issue the admit cards of the registered candidates for the postponed May sessions.
Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)
Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is an all-India standardized test that opens the gates for admission to various technical programs in engineering, architecture courses across India. JEE formerly known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is conducted by NTA. The exam of JEE Main has been conducting in four phases i.e. February, March, April and May in a year. The JEE Main comprises two papers for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at premier technical institutes such as NITs, IIITs, etc.
The JEE Main 2021 exam for first two sessions, i.e. February and March had been conducted as per the schedule. Now, as the NTA has opened registration portal once again for the remaining tests, candidates who have applied for April session are allowed to attempt paper 1 only for B.E. / B.Tech, while those who are interested to appear for Paper 2A and B need to apply for May session of JEE Main 2021.
National Testing Agency
The Indian Ministry of Education has established a specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization called National Testing Agency (NTA). Since 2019, government of India has given the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA. Apart from JEE Main, NTA is also responsible for conducting NEET UG, CMAT, CET, GPAT and NAT exams.
NTA is entrusted for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests to assess the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment to higher educational institutions. The mission and objective of NTA is to improve equity and quality in education and this can be done by administering valid, reliable, efficient, transparent, fair and international level assessments.
The NTA is set to conduct the postponed exam of April sessions of JEE Main from July 20 onwards and May Session from 26th August. The agency has assured the candidates that the exam centres will strictly follow the precautionary measures and also ask the candidates to do the same. Meanwhile, students are continuously preparing for the JEE Main and can buy some of the most recommended books for JEE from School Megamart for better preparation.