JEE Mains entrance exam postponed amid surge in COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) Engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains scheduled to be held from April 27-30 has been postponed in view of the COVID-19 situation, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Sunday.

'Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia's and my prime concerns right now,' Nishank tweeted.

According to an official order by the National Testing Agency (NTA), 'looking at the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well being of candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone JEE-(Main) April session'.

'The revised dates will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination,' the order said. PTI GJS GJS DV DV