The fourth session of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) has been postponed to 26th August-2nd September 2021.

The Ministry of Education on Thursday asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to reschedule the session and provide a gap of four weeks between Session 3 and Session 4 of JEE (Main) 2021.

Previously, the fourth edition was supposed to be conducted in May. But according to the notice issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), “The new dates of the JEE (Main)-2021 Session-4 are 26, 27, 31 August, and 1,2 September 2021.”

The Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, announced the decision on Twitter. “Given the persistent demand from the student community and to enable the candidates to maximise their performance, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been advised to provide a gap of four weeks between Session 3 and Session 4 of the JEE (Main) 2021 Exam,” he posted on Twitter.

“Registrations of the JEE (Main) Session 4 is still in progress, and dates for registration will be further extended up to July 20, 2021.” Pradhan further wrote.

According to the National Testing Agency, a total of around 7.32 lakh candidates have already registered for JEE (Main) 2021 session 4.

Aspirants expressed mixed reactions to the frequent change of dates regarding the entrance exam. Some have appreciated the decision as they would get enough time to prepare within the four weeks gap, while others are unhappy with it.

Amandeep Vasishtha, a JEE aspirant, told EastMojo, “The decision won’t hamper my preparations in any way. It reduced my exam pressure since appearing for two consecutive exams is hectic. The postponement has somewhat built the confidence in me, which might affect my exam performance. So to keep things short, the delay is helpful.”

Another aspirant Sourav Mishra told EastMojo, “The postponement is rather beneficial in the sense that we got enough time between 3rd and 4th attempt as earlier the time gap wasn’t enough.”

However, Ankush Das, an engineering aspirant expressed his dismay. “Due to the postponement, we are losing our academic time and for getting admissions to colleges. All the procedures are delayed, and students are losing their valuable time.”

Session-3 is scheduled to begin on July 20 and around 7.09 lakh candidates have registered for the same.



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