JEE Main exam 2021: In a major development, the Union Minister for Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced that Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) will be held four times in 2021.
The announcement came during the education minister's interaction with teachers, parents, and students on board exams and competitive exams. JEE Main exam is held, usually, twice a year.
The Education Minister, during a live interaction with parents, teachers, and students, said that "the suggestion regarding JEE Main exam 2021 to be held four times in a year will be examined, starting from February, thereafter in March, April and May 2021, for three to four days during each time."
The idea regarding the conduct of the JEE Main exam four times from next year is to make sure that the aspirants do not miss out on opportunities due to the clash of examinations or in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pokhriyal said.
He also ruled out the reports of reduction in the syllabus for engineering entrance exam Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main or medical entrance exam NEET.
Regarding the class 10 and 12 board exams 2021, the education minister said that the consultations with stakeholders are underway to decide the dates of board examinations. The dates will be announced soon on the basis of recommendations from the stakeholders, he said.
Meanwhile, the CBSE is yet to decide the dates of conducting board exams including the practicals. The Education Minister also said that if students are not able to give practical in classes before the examinations, an alternative to practical exams will be explored.