After CBSE Board Exams, students push for postponement of JEE Main 2021
Candidates appearing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main April and May sessions are now requesting to postpone the third session of BTech and BE entrance exam.
After the CBSE Board exams for Class 12 were postponed, various candidates appearing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main April and May sessions are now requesting to postpone the third session of BTech and BE entrance exam. The JEE Main session is to be held between April 27 and April 30.
So far, the National Testing Agency has not made any announcement regarding postponement of JEE Main (April) session. The admit cards for the third session have not been issued yet. However, the hall tickets are likely to be released soon by NTA as the registration for the JEE Main April session concluded on april 4 and the exams are slated to commence in 10 days.
CBSE Class 12 have been postponed and the students will be notified after June 1 how and when the exams will be held.Due to this, the students of Class 12 are demanding the postponement of May session as well.
On April 14, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had announced the postponement of Class 12 exams. "The board exams for Class 12 to be held from May 4 to June 14 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on June 1 by the board and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations," he said.
JEE Mains 2021:
As per the schedule released by NTA previously, the JEE Main (May) session will be held between May 24 and 28.
NTA has already conducted the JEE Main February and March session and has declared the results for both of them. A total of six candidates from all over the nation secured 100 percentile in JEE Main February. In the JEE Main March session, a total of 13 candidates had scored a perfect 100 score.
This time NTA had introduced multiple attempts for JEE Main exam in order to give flexibility to the students to appear for the national-level entrance exam and allow them improve their performance the paper.
JEE Main candidates are requesting postponement of the exam citing health risks posed by the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across states.
One of the students said, "Our first priority is health more than exams. Please postpone JEE Main (April)".
Few candidates are citing increasing cases of COVID-19 cases in their area. In few places, the authorities have imposed partial curfew causing difficulty in movement.
"The COVID-19 cases in my area are increasing. The JEE Main (April) exam is approaching and everyone is advising to stay indoors. Please delay the exam by few days".
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Earlier, CBSE board exams for Class 10 students were cancelled. They will be promoted on the basis of internal assessments and practical exam marks as part of "objective criterion".
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