The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) exams which were scheduled to be held on April – 27, 28 and 30. The recent development comes in the view of rising Covid-19 cases in the country.
According to the news agency ANI, NTA in its recent order – released on Sunday – mentioned that the revised dates will be announced later and students will be informed at least 15 days prior to the exam.
“… looking at the present situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session,” NTA said in its notice.
April session for JEE (Main) 2021 has been postponed. It was scheduled for 27th, 28th & 30th April. Revised dates to be announced later & at least 15 days prior to exam: National Testing Agency (NTA)
— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2021
The decision to postpone the entrance exam follows that of the CBSE and state board exams and several recruitment tests scheduled in the months of April and May.
Student and parents have constantly campaigned to postpone the JEE Mains exam on Twitter, after the CBSE’s decision to cancel the Class X board exams and to postpone the Class XII.
Although, a section of students have maintained their stand against the postponing of these exams. Considering the current circumstances, postponement of the examinations for some time was considered to be the higher option.