JEE Main replaces UPSEE for admissions in Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University

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Admission into the First Year of the Engineering Courses offered in the Colleges of Engineering affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), erstwhile Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) for the session 2021-22 will be offered through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains.

KIET Group of institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad organized a Press Conference on 12 January 2021 to disseminate the information regarding the same. The conference was addressed by the Director of the institute.

In its endeavor to enlighten the students, across Delhi-NCR, about the change in the admission process of the University, they shared that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted with the onus for hosting Joint Entrance Examination – Mains / JEE (Mains) for the session 2021-22 and admission of the shortlisted candidates to engineering colleges will now be conducted based on this examination score. JEE (Main)-2021 will be conducted in Four Sessions.

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The dates of examinations are Session 1 on 23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021!., Session 2 on 15, 16, 17 & 18 March 2021, Session 3 during 27,28, 29 & 30 April 2021 and Session 4, during 24,25,26,27 & 28 May 2021.

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The last date to apply for the first Session is 16 January, 2021. The candidate may apply for one or more sessions together or may choose to apply for either of them during 3- 4 days’ time when the application window will be opened after the announcement of results of each session.

The Examination will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode. Also, drawing from the National Education Policy (NEP), the JEE (Main) 2021 will be conducted in various regional languages.

However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and candidate will be required to attempt 5 questions only. There will be no negative marking for 15 optional questions.

The director of KIET, Dr A Garg, stated, “We truly appreciate the decision taken by our university regarding the replacement of the state-level entrance exam Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) with the national level-engineering exam, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main in order to seek admission at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow. We believe that this modification in the admission process would certainly support the proposal of National Education Policy of introducing a single university entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency. This will also remove the hassle of conducting multiple exams for the recruiters thus helping in keeping the administration of test cost savvy and doing away with the burden of appearing for too many exams for the students as well. We extend our Best wishes to the future engineers for their success in the examination!”

It was also shared that the admissions for B.Tech/B.Arch/M.Tech integrated would be offered on the basis of the scorecard of JEE Main 3. For MBA, the candidate would appear for CMAT and admission in B.Pharm, B.Des, BFA, BFAD, MCA, MCA Integrated, B.Tech lateral entry, B.Pharm lateral entry, B.WAK, and MBA lntegrated would be on the basis of the exam conducted through NTA and there will be a separate examination for BHMT, named BHMCT. An App by the name the National Test Abhyas app has also been launched by the university that can be downloaded from Google Play store for free, to help students in preparing well and increasing their chance of admission.

Thereby, after sharing the above information the Press Conference was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by the Joint Director of the institute, Dr Manoj Goel. He appreciated the physical presence of media persons and requested the media to promote and spread the information among all in the society specially 10+2 students. The Dean Academics of the institute, Dr Anil Ahlawat, the Registrar Anup Srivastav and Head lT Operations, Vinay Ahlawat witnessed the conference and answered the queries of media persons.

KIET Group of Institutions is one of the premier destinations for young minds, offering courses in Engineering, Management and Pharmacy. lt continuously strives for the welfare of its students providing them with best opportunities both on the national and international platforms.

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