JEE Main 2021: After months of wait, the Ministry of Education has announced the dates of conducting the engineering entrance examination – JEE Main. Interestingly, this time, the gap between two attempts of the engineering entrance test has been reduced to only two days. Usually, there is regarding a month-long gap between the two attempts. The gap helps students evaluate their performances and work on their shortcomings with an aim of increasing their rank or score in the next attempt. The drastically low gap of two days has started a debate where one side believes there has already been too much delay, the other claims that the negligible gap kills the purpose of having two attempts at all.
A section of students is demanding postponement of the fourth attempt beginning from July 27. The third attempt will be held from July 20 to July 25. A student body has written to the newly-appointed Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan via Twitter. The letter cites, “This gap is crucial for students to analyse their previous mistakes and then rectify them, so as to prepare again and have required confidence to appear in the next attempt. Though it is understandable that in order to cope with the academic calendar the gap has to shrink but executing so at the cost of students’ future is no logical explanation, hence we demand to change the gap period from two days to at least 15 days. “