JEE Advanced 2021: IIT Kharagpur may consider rescheduling, says report

JEE Advanced 2021 is scheduled to be held on July 3 as per original dates. However, considering the COVID-19 situation, the authorities may change JEE Advanced exam date.

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Ridhi.Khurana | April 28, 2021 | 12:56 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur may consider changing the IIT JEE Advanced 2021 date for the upcoming session. The JEE Advanced exam 2021 may be postponed due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 infected cases. The authorities have originally scheduled the JEE Advanced exam date on July 3, 2021.

According to a Times Now news report, Debashish Chakraborty, Chairman of JEE Advanced 2021 said, “As things stand, we are likely to change our date from July 3 becase there has to be a reasonable gap between Mains and Advanced.”

The authorities shall provide any update on JEE Advanced exam date on the official website at jeeadv.ac.in.

JEE Advanced 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted after all four sessions of JEE Mains 2021 are concluded. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted two phases of JEE Main in February and March. However, due to rising coronavirus infection, JEE Main April postponed 2021. Most of the central and state board exams are also postponed.

NTA JEE Main 2021 is the qualifying examination for JEE Advanced. Hence, candidates need some time between the two exams for preparation. Also, passing Class 12 exam is also one of the eligibility requirements for IIT admissions. Thus, it is very likely that JEE Advanced 2021 will be postponed.

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