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Currently, the government is aiming to conduct the first JEE (Main) in the last week of July or first week of August, followed by the second in 10 days. After reviewing the current situation across states and Union Territories, the organization is then going to take a final call on NEET-UG and determine whether it will take place in August or September.
Education Minister advised a gap of four weeks in between the upcoming Sessions 4 and 5.
JEE Main 2021 (April and May) 2021 exam schedule has been announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) this week. Also, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced the dates for the NEET-UG exams in 2021. JEE Main which was supposed to be held on April, has been rescheduled and it has been scheduled for July 20, July 22, July 25 and July 27. Sessions 4 and 5 of JEE(Main) 2021 will take place on August 26 and 27 respectively.
Moreover, a longer gap exists between session 3 and session 4 of JEE Main 2021. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan advised the NTA in view of the persistent demand from the student community that a gap of four weeks should be provided between the third and fourth session of the upcoming JEE (Main) 2021 exam.
Newly-appointed Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that NEET-UG 2021 – the entrance exam for admission into undergraduate medical and dental programs – will take place on September 12. Applications for the examination have been open since July 13.
Delhi University’s Admission will be based on Merit
The Delhi University also announced this year’s admission procedure would be based on merit, and the college will not be conducting the CUCET test this year. Applicants will be admitted to undergraduate programs through cut-off marks based on merit, as in previous years. Course registration for undergraduate courses opens on August 2, and applications must be submitted by August 31. This year, there are 70,000 undergraduate seats and 20,000 graduate seats available.
The University Grant Commission (UGC) has also released the exam guidelines and academic calendar for the upcoming academic year. During the first week in October, the first-year classes will begin. October 31 is the last day to fill vacant seats. University and college admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs must be completed by September 30.
Schools Planning to Reopen
Covid cases are now declining in many parts of the country, so several states have decided to open educational institutions gradually. A notification was issued in Karnataka stating that all medical and dental colleges would be reopened instantly. Haryana’s schools reopened on Friday, July 16, after almost three months of closure following strict COVID-19 protocols, with many students stating that online education, although it is a necessity due to the pandemic, is not a substitute for classroom instruction.
The board results for various state boards for classes 10 and 12 were released recently as well. This year, because of the Covid outbreak, state boards based evaluations on alternative marking schemes.