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Updated as on May 04, 2021. JEE Main 2021 May Exam has been postponed by the National Testing Agency amid surge in COVID 19 cases in the country. The announcement has been made just now by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. Students must keep a check on the official site for more updates on the revised dates.

The Tweet from Education Minister on JEE Main 2021 May Exam postponement says, “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”.

Earlier, April session had been postponed due to COVID19. It was likely that the NTA would reopen the registration for the May examination. Many felt that with the present situation, JEE Main 2021 May Exam session will also get postponed and the decision has finally come.

JEE Main 2021 April Session Postponed

Updated as on Apr 18, 2021. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 April session has been postponed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) due to the surge in COVID 19 cases in the country. The NTA has issued a notice to inform the students about the postponement of JEE Main April 2021 exam today on April 18, 2021. The JEE Main April 2021 exam was earlier scheduled to be held from April 27 to 30, 2021.


Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister of Education took his social media platform to announce the notification himself. As per the official tweet of the minister, it says, “Given the current Covid 19 situation, I have advised NTA to postpone the JEE Main 2021 April session. I would like to reiterate that the safety of our students & academic career is Education ministry and my prime concern right now. Please note: The dates of JEE (Main) – 2021 April session will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination.”

JEE Mains April 2021 Exam Cancelled / Postponed ?

Board Exams Impacted by second wave of COVID19

First published on Apr 16, 2021. We have been receiving queries on JEE Mains on whether exams will be postponed or not so let us share that going by the recent spate of events like CBSE Class 12 Board Exams being postponed, Class 10 Exams being  cancelled, the chance of other exams to be postponed can not be ruled out. The delay in admit cards is also indicating that the authorities may be thinking and trying to analyse the current situation. Unless the situation is under control, the JEE may be postponed too.

Some students are already asking for  JEE Main April (Phase 3) to be postponed/ cancelled. The government’s decision to postpone CBSE class 12 board exams had an effect across the states and boards. Most of the boards have decided to go CBSE way and have already postponed or cancelled their exams. From Rajasthan to Punjab to Telangana to UP – the board exam schedule for most states has been deferred. Not only the school-level exams but entrance exams have been rescheduled.

  • NEET PG 2021 postponed amid Covid-19 spike, new date will be announced later.
  • UP board exam postponed, schools and colleges closed till May 15.
  • Telangana SSC, Inter 1st year exams cancelled; 2nd year inter exams postponed.

The government has been constantly stating concerns over the health of students and staff members deployed at exam centres as a reason behind the postponement of the exams. Since JEE Main’s third attempt is also scheduled to be held in April, it might get affected due to the pandemic too.

JEE Main April session is scheduled to be held on April 27, 28, 29, and 30. While there is no official statement on this by NTA, it might get deferred as about six lakh students appear for the engineering entrance exam. In the March attempt, as many as 6,19,638 students appeared for the exam while in the February attempt 6.52 lakh candidates had registered to appear.

JEE Main is the entrance gateway to undergraduate level courses including BE, BTech at IIITs, NITs, and several other colleges. Those who crack JEE Main and make it to the top 2.5 lakh ranks are also selected to appear for JEE Advanced – entrance exam for IIT admissions.

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