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Important announcement on JEE, NEET 2021


The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for the year 2021, a release issued by the Ministry of Education said.

However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations.

The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain same as the previous year. But students will be given choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). In JEE (Main) 2020, there were 75 questions all of which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).

The exact pattern for NEET (UG) 2021 is yet to be announced. However, in view of reduction of syllabus by some boards across the country, the NEET (UG) 2021 question paper will also have options on the lines of JEE (Main), the release added.


Huge respite for candidates who missed JEE Advanced 2020

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITs has decided to allow all the candidates, who had successfully registered to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020 but were absent in the exam, to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021, as a one-time measure. 

This decision was taken in an emergency meeting held virtually today. 
To ensure equal opportunity to all, the JAB has also decided that these candidates will not have to qualify JEE (Main) 2021 and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021 on the basis of their successful registration to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2020.

#IIT #JEEAdvanced #JEE

JEE Advanced Result out

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) released the JEE Advanced result 2020 today through a press release and on the official website of JEE Advanced-  

NTA conducted the JEE Advanced exam in 222 cities and 1001 JEE exam centres across the nation. As many as 1,51,311 candidates appeared for Paper 1 and 1,50,900 candidates appeared for Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2020 exam. 

Chirag Falor from Pune has ranked first in the JEE Advanced Result 2020.

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NTA declares JEE Main results

The National Testing Agency (NTA) today declared the results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main. 

The results can be checked through the official website

Over 8.67 lakh students appeared from the examination, which was conducted from September 1st to 6th.


SC dismisses review petition filed by six states seeking postponement of NEET, JEE

SC dismisses plea by 6 states seeking postponement of JEE, NEET exams 

The Supreme Court today dismissed the review petition filed by ministers of six non-BJP states - West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra, who had sought the postponement of the JEE and NEET exams in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The six states on 28th of August filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of its order dated August 17th, which gave a go-ahead to holding the exams as per schedule. 

#SupremeCourt #NEET #JEE

NEET, JEE candidates can travel by Mumbai local trains on exam days

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday (31st August 2020) that the Indian Railways has allowed candidates appearing for NEET, JEE Main exams 2020 to travel by special suburban train services in Mumbai on exam days.The guardians of these students will also be permitted to travel by Mumbai suburban railways.

The JEE Main 2020 examination will be conducted between September 1st and 6th. The NEET 2020 is slated to be held on September 13th. The examinations were delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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Odisha govt to provide free transport, accommodation for JEE candidates

The Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha Government on Friday (August 29th) announced that it will provide free transport and accommodation to candidates, who are set to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in the first week of September.

This announcement was made by Chief Secretary A K Tripathy, who informed that as many as 37,000 candidates are likely to appear in the examination in 26 centres spread across seven different towns. The JEE examination will be held between September 1st and 6th.

#NaveenPatnaik #Odisha #JEE

Congress launches nationwide campaign against decision of Centre to conduct NEET, JEE

The Congress today launched a nationwide campaign against the decision of the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE main exams in September.

The members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) took to the streets to protest against the decision of the government.


Expressing his support for the protestors, AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal tweeted, "Visited NSUI protest in Shasthri Bhavan to show my solidarity. The BJP govt must listen to the voice of students who are concerned about safety & transportation during Covid. The Govt must listen to them before making a decision on JEE and NEET exams." 

#NSUI #NEET #KCVenugopal #IndianNationalCongress #JEE

Six states file review petition in SC over conducting NEET, JEE; seek postponement

Six states today filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of its order dated August 17th, which gave a go-ahead to holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) as per schedule in the month of September.

West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Punjab have sought postponement of the entrance exams in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

#NTA #SupremeCourt #NEET #JEE

There is no government and opposition side in matter of students, says Ramesh Pokhriyal

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal stated today that students are children of everyone and there is no government side and opposition side in this matter. 

The Minister told ANI that the future, career and safety of the students was the topmost priority with regard to the conducting the Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mr Pokhriyal further said that that several steps, including an increase in the number of centres for examinations, have been taken to ensure the safety of the students. He said that the decision to conduct the exams as scheduled has been taken after several requests from parents and students from across the country.

He further said, "We had already postponed the exams twice before and I am glad to receive many positive responses from parents and students on the social media platforms of Education Ministry, saying, how long can a student prepare for the examinations? Many students have said that they do not want to waste a whole year, and the exams must be conducted." 

"Our Education Secretary is in constant communication with the Chief Secretary, Education and Health Secretaries of all the states. There is a lot of vigilance and I want to assure the students that arrangements have been made by the NTA. It has 72 guidelines that will ensure the safe conduction of the two exams and I am confident that students will not waste a year," the minister added. 

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