JEE Main 2021 May session exam postponed due to COVID-19, says education minister

National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday announced to postpone the JEE Main May session exam due to COVID-19 pandemic. Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed about the JEE Main exam postponement on his official Twitter handle. NTA had on April 18 announced to postpone JEE Main April session exam and now the May session exam has also been postponed. 

JEE Main April session exam was scheduled to be held from April 27 to 30. JEE Main May exam was scheduled to be held from May 24 to 27. Students have been demanding to postpone the IIT-JEE exams due to the pandemic. 

JEE Main 2021

NTA has already conducted two cycles of JEE Main exam in the months of February and March. Over 6 lakh candidates appeared in both exams. NTA had decided to conduct the IIT entrance exam four times a year for the convenience of students amid the pandemic. The decision was taken to save a year of students who cannot appear for the exam or those who fail. However, with the sudden rise in the number of COVID cases in March-end, the last two cycles of JEE Main are postponed.

JEE Advanced 2021 to be delayed?

With the delay in JEE Main exams, the final results of JEE Main will also be delayed by a month or two. Hence, the JEE Advanced 2021 which is scheduled to be held on July 3 is expected to be delayed as well. However, there is no official notification for the same. Students should visit the official website for regular updates.

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