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Pokhriyal: JEE Main Exam to be held from February 23 to 26

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JEE Main 2021 Exam

The schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 has been released today by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. The entrance test for admission in premier IITs, NITs will be held from February 23 to 26. The candidates can download the application from the website- jeemain.nta.nic.in. The minister said the engineering entrance will be held in multiple shifts from next year — February, March, April and May.

JEE Main will also have a new exam pattern. The candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of chemistry, physics and mathematics.

JEE Mains will be held in 13 languages from next year. These include English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Odia and Malayalam, Pokhriyal said.

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In the new paper pattern introduced, there will be no negative marking in the 15 alternative questions. The candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Also JEE Mains will be held four times from next year- February, March, April and May.

With total 4 attempts available to candidates to appear for the JEE Main 2021 exam, NTA will take into account the best of four attempt to prepare the merit list for admissions to engineering entrance exam. Simply put, the JEE Main 2021 All India Rank will be decided on the basis of best score secured by the candidate in any of the four attempts.

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