JEE-Mains to be held four times in 2021: Edu Minister
New Delhi (Mahamedia) Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE - Mains) will be held four times starting February 2021.New Delhi: In a major announcement on Thursday, the Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE - Mains) will be held four times starting February 2021.
He informed during an online interaction with teachers, parents and students on board exams and competitive exams. Usually, JEE-Mains are held twice a year. "The suggestion of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main 2021 to be held four times in a year will be examined positively, beginning in the end of February, thereafter in March, April and May-2021, for three to four days during each time," the minister said in a live interaction with students, teachers and parents.
The idea to conduct the exams four times from next year is to ensure that the candidates do not miss out on opportunities due to clash of examinations or in wake of the COVID-19 situation, the minister Pokhriyal said.
"The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) will remain the 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 and Mathematics)," he said.