The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 for May Session amid the surge in Covid-19 cases. The JEE Main 2021 Exam was scheduled to be conducted from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021. The NTA has taken the decision to postpone the examination keeping the safety of students and other staff amid the rising Covid-19 caseload.
Earlier, the JEE Main 2021 April Session has already been postponed due to the sudden spike in coronavirus cases. The JEE Main April Session was scheduled to be conducted on April 27, 28, and 30.
According to the official notice by NTA, "The rescheduling of the April and May Sessions will be done subsequently and the registration for the May session will be announced later."
The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' shared a tweet regarding this that said, "Looking at the present situation of COVID-19 and keeping students safety in mind, JEE (Main) - May 2021 session has been postponed. Students are advised to keep visiting the official website of NTA for further updates."
Looking at the present situation of COVID-19 and keeping students safety in mind, JEE (Main) - May 2021 session has been postponed .— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 4, 2021
Students are advised to keep visiting the official website of NTA for further updates.@DG_NTA pic.twitter.com/utMUGrmJNi
The decision comes after the CBSE, CISCE, and other state boards decided to postpone the examinations scheduled to be conducted in the months of April and May. The candidates can visit the official website of JEE Main for more information regarding the JEE Main 2021.