HRD Minister asks students not to worry over JEE Main and NDA dates

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In the light of Corona pandemic, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) had decided to hold the JEE Main April 2020 exams from September 1 to 6. Now, there might be a slight change in the schedule as the JEE Main exam dates are clashing with that of UPSC NDA exams.

Taking the twitter HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank writes, “I have received representations from many students regarding the clash of dates of #JEEMain with #NDA. The matter has been examined. Students appearing in JEE (Main), who could not update that they are also appearing in the NDA exam scheduled on 6th Sept, should not worry.” He added, “NTA will ensure that the two exams don’t clash for candidates appearing in both the exams.

More than 9 lakh students have registered to apply for JEE Main – which is the entrance exam for admission to engineering colleges across India and the first step to apply for IITs as only students who have cleared JEE Main can appear for JEE Advanced.

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Also read: JEE Main, NEET and JEE Advanced exams postponed to September

This year, students have got more time to prepare for JEE Main and NEET. Since there is relative marking or percentile scoring, students can expect a tougher competition. Students belonging to rural areas or places with connectivity issues might bear the brunt.

Earlier, HRD Ministry had asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to double the number of exam centres, increase the distance between the students during the exams, allow fewer students in the exam hall and make the wearing of masks mandatory, a thermal check-up at entry points among other safety measures.


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