Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announce the final Joint Entrance Exam or JEE Main 2021 schedule at 6 pm on Wednesday.
Amid speculation, the minister took to Twitter to say: “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned.”
The Education Minister’s clarification came a day after the National Testing Agency (NTA) released a notification and opened the registration window through the NTA JEE Main website jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Hours later, the Education Ministry said that there had been “no decision on dates yet” for JEE Main 2021, NDTV reported. All related announcements were subsequently pulled down from the website following the ministry’s statement on Tuesday evening.
According to the notification that was published earlier, the submission of the online-only application form could be made by the candidate by January 15, 2021.
The notification also said that in the next academic year, the JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions — February, March, April and May 2021.
It added that the first session of the JEE Main 2021 would take place from February 22 to 25. The exam will be held in 13 languages and the admit cards will be released in the first week of February according to the NTA schedule.
The entire schedule for JEE Main 2021 was made available on the NTA JEE Main website. However, at around 7 pm, all notifications and brochure related to the exam was removed.