JEE Main 2020 Postponed In View Of Coronavirus Outbreak, NTA Issues Notification
Bhubaneswar: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday postponed JEE (Main) April 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to be held from April 5 to 11. The decision by the Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is part of the ongoing preventive measures to check the spread of coronavirus infection.
As per the latest notification issued by NTA, revised dates for the conduct of JEE (Main) examinations will be announced on March 31. Accordingly, the admit cards for the examinations which were slated to be issued on March 20, 2020, will now be issued after March 31.
Candidates are advised to keep visiting www.jeemain.nta.nic.in and www.nta.ac.in for all the latest updates. All the information will be notified to candidates individually through their registered mobile number/email-id. The candidates can also contact at 0120-6895200 for any clarification.
It is pertinent to mention here that the application process for the JEE Main April 2020 had begun from February 7 to March 12.
The National Testing Agency had earlier conducted the January examination while the results of the Paper I examination was released on January 18.
As per official sources, a total number of 9.21 lakh had registered for the exam of which 8.69 lakh candidates appeared the exam. Forty-one candidates received 100 NTA scores in the examination.
Meanwhile, a total of 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have been reported from India so far. Out of the total, 14 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital while three persons have lost their lives.
In wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also postponed all board examinations for Class 10 and 12 scheduled between March 19 and March 31.
The decision comes in compliance with the instruction received by the CBSE from Secretary of Department of Higher Education. School Education and Literacy.
“Rescheduled dates will be communicated by the board to all its stakeholders by March 31 after re-assessment of the situation,” the board said in a statement.
Keeping in view the health concerns of Students, I directed CBSE and NIOS to postpone exams and evaluation till 31st March 2020. I request all Students to follow the health advisory issued by @MoHFW_INDIA.@narendramodi@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan@PIB_India @DDNewslive
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) March 18, 2020