When Will Second JEE Main 2020 Be Held? All Recent Developments Here
The second JEE Main exam for the year was scheduled in April. This was only the second year when National Testing Agency (NTA) would have conducted the JEE Main exam second time in April.
The second JEE Main exam for the year was scheduled in April. This was only the second year when National Testing Agency (NTA) would have conducted the JEE Main exam second time in April. In 2018, the command to conduct JEE Main was given to NTA which decided to conduct it twice, giving students a fair chance at clearing the exam. It was decided that the exam will be held once in January and then again in April.
The January 2020 JEE Main exam result was released within 8 days of concluding the exam. This year over 8 lakh students appeared for the JEE Main January 2020 exam. Total 9 students scored a perfect 100 percentile.
The application process for JEE Main April session was concluded way before the lockdown began. The test dates were fixed in April but due to the announcement of the lockdown which began on March 25, the exam was postponed.
Soon after the lockdown was extended, NTA reopened the correction window for JEE Main applications. Now, students who have applied for JEE Main April exam, can make corrections in their application form till May 3, the last day of the lockdown period.
About the examination date, there has been no announcement of a date yet. When the lockdown was first announced, JEE Main exam was postponed till the end of May.
"... it is further notified that as of now the examination is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced after assessing the situation in the coming weeks," said the postponement notice.
However, this was when the lockdown was expected to end on April 14. With an extension in the lockdown, it is not feasible for the agency to conduct the examination in May end. The agency in consultation to conduct the examinations at a later stage.
"According to Human Resource Development Ministry officials, competitive exams, including the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), are likely to be conducted in June end but no decision has been taken in this regard yet," said news agency PTI in a report.
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