New Delhi, 6 July 2021 – Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ came LIVE on Twitter today to announce the schedule for the third and fourth phase of JEE Main 2021 exam. “The third phase of JEE Main 2021 will be held from 20 July 2021 to 25 July 2021. The fourth phase of JEE Main, which was previously supposed to be conducted in the last week of May, will now be conducted from 27 July 2021 to 2 August 2021,” he announced.
Pokhriyal further announced that the NTA has re-opened the applications for the third phase of JEE Main. Students who want to register themselves for the third phase of JEE Main may do so online from 6 July 2021 till 8 July 2021 (11:50 pm) by visiting the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in. Further, students who want to register themselves for the fourth phase of JEE Main may do so from 9 July to 12 July.
The Education Minister stated that this step has been taken for the applicants who were not able to register themselves for JEE Main due to the difficulties faced during the recent second wave of COVID-19.
JEE Main 2021 – Other Announcements
- Provision to change the examination the centre – Students will also be given the provision to change their examination centres while applying for the 3rd and 4th phase of JEE Main 2021 (during the re-opened application window phase). The Education Minister assured that the NTA will try its level-best to provide the desired examination centre to all candidates.
- Number of Examination Centres – “I announce with pleasure that the number of examination centres for JEE Main have been doubled since the last year to ensure the physical-distancing and safety protocols are at place,” said Pokhriyal.
The Education Minister reiterated that for the first time in 2021, JEE Main will be held in 4 phases. The students who appear for more than one phase of the examination will be assessed based on their best performance.
There were some concerns among the students regarding #JEE(Main)-2021 Examination during Covid. Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji has always said that the safety, security and bright future of our students should be the highest priorities of the Education Ministry. pic.twitter.com/saSNSw2o6J
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 6, 2021
Further, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “Now, youngsters in India will be able to become engineers in their mother tongue. This will especially benefit the rural aspirants. JEE Main was conducted in just 3 languages previously, but will now be conducted in as many as 13 languages in 2021.”
Finally, Pokhriyal reminded all the stakeholders to follow the COVID-19 SOP guidelines while conducting the pending phases of the JEE Main exam.