Navigating the Four JEE-Main Sessions for 2021
For 2021, the National Testing Agency (NTA) introduced a new format for the JEE-Main examinations. Many applicants have a few questions regarding the new exam format. To help you make sense of everything, here’s a look at the answers to some burning questions students have about the upcoming JEE-Main exams.
Q: How many sessions of the JEE-Main will be conducted in 2021?
A: There will be four sessions of the JEE-Main conducted in 2021. There will be one session every month from February to May.
Q: How will these four sessions help me?
A: Since the exam is being held in four separate sessions, students can now choose the dates that best suit them. Candidates can also choose to appear for two or more sessions. By doing this, they will get the first-hand experience of the test and have a chance to improve their score later on. When the merit list is created, the student’s best score across all the sessions will be taken into account.
Q: When can I apply for the JEE-Main for 2021?
A: The application window for the upcoming JEE-Main opened on Wednesday, 16th December 2020. Aspiring students can apply any time until Sunday, 16th January 2021. In case there is a payment issue, students will be allowed to make payments up to 17th January 2021. Once the results of each session are declared, the application window will reopen for a few days, so students can apply for the next session later on, if required.
Q: Can I apply for multiple sessions at the same time?
A: Yes, candidates can opt to register for a single session or multiple sessions together. Students can pay the fees depending on the number of sessions selected.
Q: If I wish to withdraw from any session after paying the fee, will I be able to get a refund?
A: Students are free to withdraw from a session after registering and paying the fee. The NTA will refund the money after the candidate makes the request. It’s important to remember that applicants can only request for a refund during the application process for the session from which they are withdrawing. Individuals can also carry forward their fee from one session to the next, as long as they request for it when withdrawing from a session.
Q: What modes of payments are accepted?
A: You can pay the fees online through a credit or debit card, net banking, Paytm or other UPI services.
Q: Do I have to fill up separate application forms for each session?
A: No. There is just one application form that candidates need to fill. The same form can be used for all four sessions. If a student applies for another session, later on, they can use the same application form again.
Q: Will the confirmation page for all the sessions be the same?
A: Yes, students will get a single-page confirmation for all the sessions.
Q: If I don’t apply for the February session, can I apply for the other sessions?
A: Yes. If students are unable to appear for the February session, they do not need to worry. They can still choose to appear for another session or other sessions.
Q: If there’s a mistake in my application, can I correct it later on?
A: A public notice will intimate students of the correction window for each session. During this time, candidates can change or correct their details, including the location of their exam centre.
Q: Are there any changes to the syllabus for the JEE-Main exams?
A: No, the syllabus for the exam will be the same as last year.
Q: What languages will the exams be held in?
A: The exams will be conducted in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.
Q: How will the exams be conducted?
A: The JEE-Main exams for 2021 will be conducted online as Computed-Based Tests (CBT). Only the drawing test for B. Arch will be conducted offline with the help of pen and paper.
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