The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, one of the most prestigious engineering entrance exams in India, is all set to commence its second session on July 20, 2021. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the exam in two shifts per day, with the morning shift starting at 9:00 AM and the afternoon shift starting at 3:00 PM. The exam will continue until July 25, 2021. This second session is being conducted for candidates who could not appear for the first session in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other reasons.
The JEE Main exam is a gateway for students who aspire to pursue undergraduate engineering courses at prestigious institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other government-funded technical institutes across India. The exam comprises two papers – Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning courses. The paper consists of objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and the duration of the exam is three hours.
The NTA has taken several measures to ensure that the exam is conducted smoothly amid the pandemic. The exam centers have been increased from 660 to 828 to ensure social distancing norms are followed. Candidates are also required to wear masks and carry hand sanitizers and transparent water bottles with them. The NTA has also provided an option for candidates to change their exam centers if they are unable to travel to their allotted centers due to COVID-19 restrictions in their area. With these measures in place, candidates can appear for the exam without worrying about their safety and health.