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JEE Main 2021: May Session Dates Postponed, April Session Admit Card Released Online

16 July, 2021

JEE Main 2021 May Session Dates

By Asmita Kundu

JEE Main 2021 session 4 will now be held on August 26, 27, and 31, 2021, as well as on September 1 and 2, 2021, announced by the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan last Thursday. Besides, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has also released the JEE Main April session (session 3) admit card. Using their registration data, candidates can download their JEE Main admit card. This time, a total of 709519 candidates will be taking the exam.

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NTA has released the admit card for the third session of the JEE Main 2021. Candidates who had previously applied for "session 3 (April 2021 that was postponed) BE/BTech Paper I" was given time between July 6 and 8 to change their information, according to the latest NTA announcement.

National Testing Agency has been recommended to leave a four-week gap between the third and fourth sessions of the JEE Main 2021 exam, according to a Union Minister. For JEE Main 2021 session 4, a total of 7.32 lakh aspirants have already enrolled. Registration for the JEE Main session 4 is still going on, and the last date for registration has also been extended until July 20, 2021.

Previously, the third edition of the engineering entrance test was set to take place from July 20 to 25, and the fourth edition was set to take place from July 27 to August 2. This exam was originally set for April, however, due to an increase of COVID-19 cases, it could not be held at that time. This is the third of the fourth JEE Main sessions organised this year to compensate for the loss of academic learning in schools owing to the severity of the ongoing pandemic.

Keeping the current scenario in mind, the NTA announced earlier this month that the JEE Main exam would be held across 828 centres across all sessions (including the remaining third and fourth sessions) instead of the regular 660 centres.

The senior director of NTA, Sadhana Parashar recently stated, "In order to address the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cities have been increased from 232 to 334. The number of examination centres in every shift will also be increased from 660 to 828.”

This year, students will get the option of answering 75 questions out of 90 (25 each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics). A total of 30 questions will be asked in each subject i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.