JEE Main postponed due to surge in Covid Cases across Country: Education Minister

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Tuesday that the Joint Entrance Exam – Main (JEE Main) – May 2021 session has been postponed due to an increase in Covid-19 cases across the country.

Pokhriyal tweeted, “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 more updates.”

He also shared the public Notice from National Testing center signed by Sr. Sadhana Parashar (Sr. Director).

The dates for the JEE (Main) — 2021 May session were set for May 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28. “However, in light of the current situation, the JEE (Main) — 2021 May session has also been postponed,” according to the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The April session of JEE-Main had previously been postponed due to an increase in Covid-19 cases across the world.

Due to the COV1D-19 pandemic, the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session, which was scheduled for April 27, 28, and 30, has already been postponed.

Following that, the April and May sessions will be rescheduled. NTA also stated that registration for the May Session would be revealed at a later date.

The first two sessions, which took place in February and March, were already completed.

For the most up-to-date information on the tests, students can go to the official NTA website (www.nta.ac.in) and (https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/).

The union education ministry had previously asked all centrally funded higher educational institutions to postpone all offline exams scheduled for May due to an increase in coronavirus cases across India.

Meanwhile, India’s cumulative COVID-19 cases surpassed 2 million in just 15 days, with over 50 lakh infections added.

According to data updated on Tuesday by the Union Health Ministry, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 2,02,82,833 with 3,57,229 new infections recorded every day, while the death toll has risen to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities.

On December 19, India’s cumulative COVID-19 infections reached ten million, and it took 107 days to cross 10.25 million on April 5. The events, on the other hand, only took 15 days to reach the 1.50 mark.

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