JEE(Main) April 2021 posponed by National Testing Agency
The third leg of JEE Main 2021 examinations were set to take place between April 27thto April 30th. In February and March, the examination was successfully carried out.
On Sunday, Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh PokhriyalNishank declared that the third session of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) has been postponed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) due to the current national Covid-19 circumstances.
NTA in an official statement said, “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.”
The third leg of JEE Main 2021 examinations were set to take place between April 27thto April 30th. In February and March, the examination was successfully carried out. Later, at least 15 days before the exam, the revised dates for the JEE (Main) 2021 April session will be announced.
The NTA statement said, "The revised dates will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination."
Education Minister Dr Ramesh PokhriyalNishank tweeted about the update, “I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia’s and my prime concerns right now.”
Every JEE Main aspirant appearing for the examination will be required to fill out a self-declaration form, which will be released by the agency along with the admit card. The aim of the undertaking/self-declaration form is to ensure that students who are taking the exam have not had any signs of cough, fever, breathlessness, sore throat/runny nose, or body ache in the previous 14 days.
The decision to postpone the JEE(Main) exams comes with education boards such CBSE, CISCE and other state boards postponing their examinations as well, in view of the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.