Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday addressed students about JEE 2021 dates and other details. "JEE Main third session will be held from July 20 to 25 and the fourth session which was earlier scheduled to be held in May will be held from July 27 to August 2," said Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Pokhriyal announced the important decision JEE Main information while going live on his Twitter handle.

The union education ministry had been planning to announce its decision on the JEE 2021 and NEET 2021 exams for some time now.

“Dear students, the moment you had been waiting for a long time is here. Today, at 7:00 pm, I will make you all aware of the information related to the 3rd and 4th stage examination of #JEE,” he wrote earlier on Twitter.

JEE is being conducted four times a year for the first time to provide flexibility to students. The JEE Main April and May exams for 2021 had also been postponed back in April due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. The aspiring candidates have been demanding a final decision for many days now and many are demanding a cancellation of the two major entrance exams in India.

The JEE-Advanced exam, which is conducted for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), was also postponed. The exam was scheduled on July 3.

The Centre was contemplating whether to conduct the pending editions of JEE Mains in July and August or not and whether the medical entrance exam NEET can be shifted to September or not.

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