The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Sunday that it decided to postpone the joint entry examination, the main session planned on April 27, April 28 and April 30 in response to the ongoing coronaviral crisis throughout the country.
Reiterating that the safety and well-being of candidates are their main priorities, the NTA has announced new dates for the April session 15 days before the exam. It also said that the candidates could better prepare themselves for the exam .
“In view of the present COVID 19 situation, I have advised the NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April session. I would like to reiterate that the Ministry of Education and my main concerns are currently the safety and academic career of our students, “Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ told the Minister of Education of the Union in a tweet.
The education ministry has announced previously that the JEE Main is due four times this year to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several students and their parents had asked the central government to postpone the examinations after India was struck by the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
In 2021 the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), their demand for the delay or cancellation of examinations grew significantly after the delay and cancellation of class 10 or 12 examinations in the alarming rise in COVID-19 infection.
“Many of the students in my hostel have a positive coronation and in April we are unable to give them a jee hand so we’re scared the corona has spread among us so postponeje,” said a JEE aspirant on Twitter while using #postponejeemain2021.
In the meantime, the NTA had already held two JEE sessions. Around 6.20 lakh candidates were examined during the February meeting while over 5.56 lakh students were examined for the admission test in March.