COVID-19 Spike: IIT-JEE (Main) April Entrance Exams Postponed
Considering the rapid surge in Coronavirus cases in India, the Education Ministry has postponed the IIT-JEE (Main) April session entrance exams
On Sunday i.e April 18, India reported its highest single-day rise with more than 2.61 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases. Due to the outspread of the new wave, weekend lockdowns and night curfews have been imposed by many states. After the Education Ministry announced about postponing CBSC boards, IIT-JEE (Main) entrance exams have also been postponed.
The schedule for April’s session Joint Entrance Examination (Main) has been changed in the wake of Coronavirus outspread. The decision has been taken around 15 days before the original schedule of the exams. Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the postponement today.
“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,” shared Dr. Ramesh on his official Twitter handle today.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 18, 2021
As per the education ministry, the revised dates for the examinations will be soon announced. And the new schedule would be announced at least 15 days before the examination.
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