Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 for admission to IITs will be held on 3 October this year.
JEE (Main) 2021 Session 4 rescheduled pic.twitter.com/zMkRIVwfsQ
— National Testing Agency (@DG_NTA) July 15, 2021
The Union Education Minister also stated that the exam will be administered following all Covid-related protocols.
“The JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination for admission to the #IITs will be held on October 3, 2021. The examination will be carried out following all Covid-protocols,” Pradhan sent out a tweet.
JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination for admission in #IITs will be held on the 3rd October, 2021. The examination will be conducted adhering to all Covid-protocols.@DG_NTA @PIBHRD @EduMinOfIndia @IITKgp @PMOIndia
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 26, 2021
Meanwhile, aspirants from Maharashtra’s rain-affected and landslide-affected areas who were unable to sit the JEE Main Session 3 due to heavy rainfall on July 25 and 27 would be granted another chance to take the exam.
“In light of the heavy rains and landslides in Maharashtra, to assist the Maharashtra student community, I have advised the National Testing Agency to grant another opportunity to all candidates who may not be able to reach the test centre for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3,” the Union Education Minister said in a social media post.
“Students from Kolhapur, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigadh, Sindhudurg, Sangli, and Satara who are unable to attend their JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3 test centres on July 25 and 27 should not be concerned. They will be given another chance, and the NTA will announce the dates soon “He sent out a tweet.
The third JEE main session will be held on July 20, 22, 25, and 27, 2021. The JEE Main Session 3 tests were successfully administered by NTA on July 20 and 22.
The NTA is holding the JEE (Main)-2021 in four sessions to help the student community. Two of these sessions were completed in February (Session 1: 23–26 February 2021) and March (Session 2: 23–26 March 2021). (Session 2: from 16 to 18 March). The April and May sessions were rescheduled.
The government also postponed the UGC NET December 2020 cycle examination, which was slated for May 2021, due to the COVID-19 epidemic.