New Delhi (NVI): The third session engineering entrance exam JEE Mains, which was scheduled to be held from April 27-30, has been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the country, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said today.
Revised dates of the JEE (Main) exam will be announced at least 15 days before the exam, Pokhriyal said in a tweet.
“Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia’s and my prime concerns right now,” the Minister said in a tweet.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 18, 2021
He also shared the official announcement by National Testing Agency (NTA) which read: “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 admit cards for the exam were to be released soon but now the process has been put on hold.
India is witnessing the second wave of the pandemic that has claimed lakhs of lives in the country so far. In yet another biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases, India today reported 2,61,500 fresh cases in the last 24 hours and 1,501 related deaths, according to the Health Ministry data released this morning.