News of JEE Main Registration, Exam Date ‘Not True’, Clarifies NTA

NTA Director Dr Vineet Joshi told The Quint that dates for JEE  Main 2021 have not been declared. 

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has not released dates for the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2021, the exam conducting body’s Director Dr Vineet Joshi told The Quint on Tuesday, 15 December.

When asked about reports claiming that the JEE dates have been announced and that the registration process for the same has begun, Dr Joshi said that “such reports are not true.”

According to NDTV, NTA had on Tuesday uploaded an information bulletin on JEE Main 2021, but later pulled it down from the official website. According to the report, the document said that JEE Main would be conducted four times next year, with first one being from 22 to 25 January.

However, both the Ministry of Education and NTA have now clarified that dates for the high-stake engineering entrance examination have not been decided so far.

Earlier on 10 December, Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal had said that the ministry is actively considering whether JEE Main can be postponed or held upto four times in a year.

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