New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: National Testing Agency (NTA) postpones JEE Main 2021 April session. Revised dates for the IIT-JEE entrance exam will be announced after reviewing the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. The aspirants will be informed 15 days prior to the entrance exam. This decision has come after students stormed Twitter and requested Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and NTA officials to postpone the exams due to the second wave of COVID-19 cases.  

JEE Mains exams for April was scheduled to held from April 27, 28 and 30 while the first two sessions have already been completed in February & March.

Meanwhile, NEET-PG, CBSE, ICSE and other state boards have also postponed the exams 2021 for the safety of the students amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation. 

Taking to Twitter, students created a trend #jeemain2021postpone and #postponejee2021. Highlighting the adverse condition, one of the users wrote, "I request you to please postpone the JEE Mains April & May 2021. As the situation is not conducive outside and Covid-19 cases are surging daily. Please postpone the exam."

Here have a look at the students' reaction:

 


Several students also highlighted the difficulty in movement due to the night curfew and partial lockdown in several cities.


This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) introduced multiple sessions for students to appear for JEE Main exam. In this, students can appear for the exam more than once if to clear or improve their marks.

Several students also raised the question that if boards can be postponed then, why not JEE Mains.


Meanwhile, the NEET-PG Exam 2021 has also been postponed, owing to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. The revised date for the entrance exam will be announced later after reviewing the situation. Earlier, the exam was supposed to take place on April 18.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv