The Joint Entrance Exam or JEE Main 2021 January session is expected to be shifted to February 2021. According to sources, a sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and the ongoing admission process in engineering colleges are the prominent reasons why the authorities are contemplating rescheduling the exam. As per a senior official, the rescheduling of the exam would also benefit the students who are not satisfied with their allotted branch or their JEE Main score.
A senior official in an interaction with PTI stated-
“As the engineering admission is still underway, it is being considered that JEE-Main of 2021 be pushed to February. This will give a chance to students who were not satisfied with the choice of branch or their score”.
He also added- “Rising number of coronavirus cases is also a factor”.
Earlier, it was also hinted by the officials that the official notification for JEE Main 2021 (January) might be released by the end of November 2020 and the registration/application process might commence from the 1st week of December 2020. The formal announcement will soon be notified on the official website- jeemain.nta.nic.in.
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JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in CBT mode (Computer-based test). The exam is the gateway towards getting admission in B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan courses offered in esteemed institutes like NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Candidates securing a rank amongst top 2,50,000 in JEE Main exam are considered eligible to appear for the coveted JEE Advanced. Students securing a qualifying score in JEE Advanced are considered eligible to get admission in the various IIT institutes. JEE Main is conducted in 2 sessions in a single calendar year- January session and April session. For the year 2020, the January session was conducted as per the schedule but due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the April session was postponed and held in the month of September.
It is crucial to know that if the JEE Main 2021 is held in February, then the board exams might also get deferred to a month further. However, no official statement has been recorded on this subject.