JEE Main 2021 Exam rule rectified by NTA

The National Talent Agency (NTA) has released a Corrigendum and information about the rectification of one of the rules for appearing in JEE Main 2021 Exam. As per the notice, candidates who appeared for JEE Main 2019 or JEE Main Advanced 2019 will not be allowed to appear for 2021 exam. The NTA had said that a candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) for a maximum of two times in consecutive years whether or not he/she has passed the qualifying examination (JEE Main).

Other eligibility conditions for JEE Main 2021 is as follows

  • The aspirants must appear in Bachelors in Engineering (BE) or Bachelor in Technology (BTech) of JEE Main 2021. Based on their performance in the entrance test, they will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • The candidates must have passed in final examinations of Class 12 with Science stream with at least 75% marks.
  • Candidates who have taken admission into any other institutes other than Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2020.

The JEE Main 2021 application process has already started on the official website. From the commencing academic year (2021), candidates will have an opportunity to take the exam four times a year, i.e., in February, March, April, and May. Applicants are allowed to appear in all four attempts and the best of two attempts will be considered for the final merit list. The exam will be conducted in 13 different Indian languages. The first engineering entrance test is schedule to be held from February 23 to 26, 2021. 

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has allowed the candidates who were not able to attempt the JEE Advanced 2020 due to being infected by COVID-19 to appear for the JEE Advanced 2021 without clearing JEE Main again. These seats will not be considered in addition to the total number of seats