JEE Main (May 2021) postponed due to the ongoing wave of COVID-19 virus
While on Monday, the Ministry asked all the centrally-funded educational institutions to delay the offline exams scheduled for May due to the pandemic.
New Delhi: Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Tuesday that the May session of Joint Entrance Examination has been postponed due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 across the country. This comes a day after PM announced the postponement of NEET PG 2021 exam citing the pandemic.
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.@DG_NTA pic.twitter.com/utMUGrmJNi
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 4, 2021
While on Monday, the Ministry asked all the centrally-funded educational institutions to delay the offline exams scheduled for this month due to the pandemic. Officials also said that UGC will announce a new set of guidelines for the conduct of examinations along with a new academic calendar as the second wave of the virus has once again disrupted the teaching and academic life.
Earlier, Delhi University also postponed the final semester exams by two weeks due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 across the country. CBSE and ICSE postponed the Board exams of Class 12 while cancelling the class 10 board exams. Many students, parents, and political leaders urged the government for this decision citing the second wave of the virus.
India reported 3,57,229 new cases on Tuesday while 3,449 people succumbed to the disease.