Due to COVID-19 pandemic the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Main for admission to engineering colleges across the country may be postponed. As per the officials, the exam is likely to be held in the month of February instead of January.
The reason behind the contemplating move of the authorities is the rising number of COIVD-19 cased and also the engineering admission for the academic session 2020-21 is still being underway.
The senior official said, “As the engineering admission is still underway, it is being considered that JEE-Main of 2021 be pushed to February. This will give a chance to students who were not satisfied with the choice of branch or their score.”
He also added that “Rising number of coronavirus cases is also a factor.”
JEE-Main exam is the national level competitive test for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses, including the eligibility test for the JEE-Advanced for admission to the IITs. JEE Main is conducted twice a year – January and April. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the April exam was postponed twice this year and conducted in the month of September.
From the year 2021, the JEE Main exam will be offering more regional languages for tests. . Currently the exam can be taken only in English, Hindi and Gujarati language.