COVID-19 Update: National Testing Agency postpones JEE Main 2021 May session exam

| May 04, 2021 | Updated 4:19 pm

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New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday announced that it has decided to postpone the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main May Session that was scheduled for May 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in wake of the rissing coronavirus cases across the country.

The JEE (Main) -2021 April Session which was scheduled for April 27, 28, and 30 has already been postponed due to the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examination functionaries.

The testing agency added that it will reschedule both the sessions-April and May, and will announce the registration for the May session at a later stage.

Education Minister Ramesh Nishank announced the decision on Twitter and said, “Looking at the present situation of COVID-19 and keeping students safety in mind, JEE (Main) – May 2021 session has been postponed . Students are advised to keep visiting the official website of NTA for further updates.”

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The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that the JEE Main will be held four times this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their demand to postpone the JEE Main April session exams grew after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) postponed and cancelled the class 10th and 12th board exams 2021 respectively amid the alarming spike in COVID-19 infections in India.

Meanwhile, the NTA has held two JEE sessions so far. In the February session, 6,20,978 candidates had appeared for the exams while 5,56,248 students had appeared for the March entrance exam.

In the meantime, candidates have been advised by the NTA to use this time to prepare themselves better for the examination. The agency has also recommended them to take practice ( full length and or chapter wise) tests on
the NTA Abhyas App from their homes.

Any further updates for JEE candidates will be available on its official website (www.nta.ac.in) and (https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/). The students are advised to keep visiting these sites for any information.

Earlier on April 15, the Centre announced its decision to postpone the NEET PG exam which was scheduled to be held on April 18, 2021. Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took to Twitter to announce the decision.

In light of the surge in COVID-19, cases, GoI has decided to postpone NEET PG 2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18 Next date to be decided later,”  said the minister. He also said that decision has been taken keeping the wellbeing of our young medical students in mind.