A new set of rules for JEE MAIN 2021 have been released by the NTA (National testing Agency). As per the new rules, all those candidates who appeared in the JEE Main 2019 or JEE Advanced 2019 will not be permitted to appear for JEE 2021.
NTA clarified that any candidate can appear for and attempt the JEE (Advanced) exam only for a maximum of two times that too in the consecutive years whether or not the candidate has passed the qualifying examination i.e. JEE Main.
In the upcoming academic year, the candidates will have the opportunity to appear for the exam four times a year subsequently in February, March, April, and May. Applicants will be allowed to appear in all four attempts and the best of the two will be considered in making the final merit list. The exam will be conducted in 13 different languages to enhance the performance of the candidates.
In the cycle of four attempts for 2021, the first exam will be conducted on February 23 to 26 for Bachelors in Engineering (BE) or Bachelor in Technology (BTech) of JEE Main 2021. Based on their performance, candidates will further be shortlisted based on their performance for JEE Advanced 2021.
75% in the science stream is the minimum passing score for a candidate to appear in the JEE Main 2021.
If in any case, a candidate had cleared the JEE Main 2020 exam but could not appear for the JEE Advanced 2020 due to COVID-19 infection/restrictions then that candidate need not appear for the JEE Main Again. Also, these seats will be not considered in addition to the total number of seats.