National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that it has decided to postpone the JEE Main 2021 April session exam due to a surge in covid-19 cases recently. JEE Main April session exam was scheduled to be conducted from 27th April to 30th April 2021.
NTA said that the safety and wellbeing of candidates is its top priority and new dates for the exams would be announced later. The fresh dates of the exam would be announced at least 15 days prior to the exam.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted, “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 and their academic career are Education Ministry’s and my prime concerns right now.”
JEE Main 2021 was scheduled to be conducted in four sessions this year i.e. February, March, April & May. The demand for rescheduling the exams raised when CBSE postponed the 12th board exams and canceled the 10th board exams because of the sudden surge in the coronavirus cases in India. February and March session exams were conducted successfully with around 6.20 Lakhs & 5.56 lakhs candidates appearing for the exam respectively for both months.
The NTA said that it will also release a self-declaration form for candidates to fill along with the application form for the next session. Every candidate who will appear for the exam must fill the form to make sure that they didn’t have symptoms of cough, fever, breathlessness, body pain, sore throat, loss of smell in the last 14 days. JEE aspirants can visit NTA website for more details about the rescheduling of the exams.
Well, Candidates must keep in mind that only the exam has been rescheduled, so there shouldn’t be any break in the preparation for the exams. If you put a break on your preparation now, then it will be harder for you to perform in the best way possible. Here are below points to help JEE aspirants with their preparation:
- Every student must have been preparing hard for the April session exam, and now it has been postponed, students must keep revising the subjects and topics they have prepared. The regular revision will increase your knowledge, retention, and understanding of each subject in the best way.
- Always keep checking your health and stay safe during this second and dangerous wave of coronavirus. Avoid going out, stay home, and stay safe.
- Take small breaks of 10-15 minutes in between study, to refresh yourself. Play some games, solve puzzles or do something which takes away the stress.
- Take online mock test for JEE Main, it will give you an idea of the exams happening in real-time and make you more prepared for the real exam.
- Solving JEE Main previous year papers holds a lot of importance in the preparation. It will provide you the much-needed practice for the exams. Solving previous year’s papers gives you a fair idea of the type of questions asked in the exam.
So, these above points will help you to keep the pace of your preparation in the right manner. These tips will also help you in cracking the JEE Main next session exams. We will keep you notified of any updates about the new date for the exam. Until then, Keep preparing hard and all the best!