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JEE main April session is likely to be conducted around the last week of June 2020. As the government extended the lockdown third time the NITs are compelled to restructure the entire schedule and the new academic session is likely to commence from September. The organising chairman of JEE Advanced, Sidharth Pandey said that the delay in JEE Main will also cause the delay in JEE advanced and so the authorities will try to conduct JEE Advanced just 2-3 weeks after JEE Main. The tentative date for JEE Advanced is 12th July. The entire process will take time and the session in IITs and NITs is not supposed to commence before September under any circumstances. The candidates who appeared in the January session have also not got their final ranks yet. The Central Seat Allocation Board is working on a plan for the students in which the counselling process will be conducted online. As the nationwide lockdown has been extended upto 17th May the train and flights and all other means of transport will remain suspended during this period. Also there is no certainty that the flights and trains will be back to normal after this period. Online counselling will be easy and convenient as the candidates won’t be required to be present physically with documents at the counseling center.
The Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal interacted with parents and teachers and said that JEE Main April session shall not be conducted until the central government completely lifts the nationwide lockdown.
As of now the NITs have decided to commence the session from September but that is also a possibility and not certain. For admission in NITs only JEE Main is required and so the NITs can proceed with counselling process as soon as JEE Main results are declared.
Due to COVID 19 outbreak the authorities of the counselling board and the universities are determined to take precautionary measures.
A large number of students are under stress due to the extension of dates of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, 2020 has become an extraordinary year that has badly affected academics. JEE Advancedis mainly conducted for IITs and it completely depends on the results of JEE Main. The delay in JEE Main will result in the delay for JEE Advanced which ultimately results in the delayed start of session. The discussions are going on between the academic experts to eliminate JEE Advanced and consider JEE Main as the base for admission into IITs. If JEE Advanced will be eliminated then the students will be free from writing a high pressure exam and also the colleges will be able to start the session as early as possible. Reasons to eliminate JEE Advanced and elimination benefits, as suggested by experts, are mentioned below: