JEE Main 2021 postponed: The JEE Main April 2021 session has been postponed by the National Testing Agency amid a surge in Covid-19 cases. As per the official notice released by NTA, the revised dates for the JEE (Main) — 2021 April session will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination. All the candidates are advised to keep a close check on the official website of NTA JEE for the latest updates.
“The National Testing Agency, in an effort to support the student community is organizing the JEE (Main) — 2021 in four sessions. Two of these sessions have already been completed in February (Session 1: from 23 to 26 February 2021) and March (Session 2: from 16 to 18 March). The number of candidates who appeared in Session 1 is 620978 and in Session 2 is 556248,” read the official notice.
In the meantime, candidates are advised to use this time to prepare themselves better for the examination. They can also take practice (full length/ chapter wise) tests on the NTA Abhyas App from the comfort of their homes.
Here’s what JEE Main experts have to say:
“NTA has postponed JEE April session which was supposed to be held on 27th 28th & 30th April after the intervention of Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Hon Education minister of India. It is known that already two sessions of JEE have happened in February and March in which approx. 6.2 lakh and 5.5 lakh students appeared respectively.”
“It has also been stated that the new dates of these exams will be announced 15 days in advance and students should keep preparing and visit www.nta.ac.in,” said Saurabh Kumar, National Director Academics, Vidyamandir Classes.
“The cancelation of class 10th board has also happened which is a welcome step amidst this Covid-19 situation however class 12th board exam is exit exam to the school system is intact and is postponed keeping in view of the safety of the students,” he added.
JEE Advanced likely to be postponed:
“Seeing the current Covid-19 condition daily cases reported close to 3 lakhs it is quite sensible to postpone the April session however this and May sessions are more useful for students who have dropped a year and preparing after class 12th as these months were for class 12th Board examination and its preparations which were supposed to held in May first week.”
“The postponement of board exams may also lead to postponement of JEE advanced exam as well. But students can see it as a blessing in disguise and use this time to do more practice and revise their class 11th syllabus which was out of touch for them.”
“Although the majority of students are happy with this decision, bright students who wanted to prove their mettle are disappointed. However, a checkpoint which was there ever since in class 10th has suddenly disappeared, on the other hand class 10th marksheet was only used to verify date of birth only. However, the exit exam for school system is class 12th which is still intact and is key factor for admission in multiple graduation courses,” Saurabh Kumar added.
Here’s what JEE Main April session aspirants said:
“In view of increasing Covid-19 cases, NTA has decided to postpone JEE main April session. The students who attained a good percentile in previous sessions are now preparing for JEE advanced and the postponement wouldn’t concern them. For those who couldn’t perform well in preceding sessions, this is made or break time, if they study hard, they can improve their score drastically and if they don’t and get relaxed, their score might drop,” said Kanishk Srivastava, VMC Student.
Further, another JEE Main 2021 April session aspirant, Namrata Jha, a VMC student, “I personally don’t feel that there was any need for this postponement, because the number of JEE Mains this year has already been increased from 2 to 4, and one attempt is in May too.”
“So, students could have decided to not give this attempt, if they wanted to. Postponing exams also create uncertainty and distress, and postponing April JEE Mains wasn’t necessary,” she added.