SunstarTV Bureau: According to officials, the JEE-Main engineering exam 2021 is likely to be held in February instead of January.
The main reason for the delay of the examination is due to the latest sweep in COVID-19 cases and hence the engineering admission for this year still remains underway. However, there is no clarity on whether shifting of the examination will have any effect on other competitive exams and board exams.
A total of 8.58 lakh candidates had registered in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) this year for the JEE-Main exam and only 74 percent of them had appeared for it. The National Testing Agency (NTA) took crucial steps like increasing the number of examination centres, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room and dispersed entry and exit for the safe conduct of the examination.
Sujeet Kumar Rai, Physics faculty (IIT-JEE) says that aspirants are in a complete dilemma about the dates, pattern, and syllabus of the exam. He further suggests that NTA should provide the syllabus and sample papers for the clarification of doubts. This will enhance the student’s confidence and will boost up the preparation process.
“In the event of growing uncertainty due to pandemic, there should be one JEE –Main exam instead of two which should be ideally held in the month of April or May”, Rai suggests.