Postpone NEET, JEE Main 2021, extra attempt for JEE Advanced– Students share wish list with Education Minister



  • Postpone JEE Main 2021 January examination till March and reduce the syllabus – these are the requests swarming Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal’s twitter handle ahead of his scheduled interaction’ on twitter.

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  • From the hundreds of requests, the students are mostly requesting for a look at the syllabus for JEE Main and NEET examinations. Students are also requesting for another attempt for JEE Advanced 2021 for the students who could not attempt in 2020 due to the pandemic.
  • Students have been asking for another attempt on JEE Advanced 2021 since before JEE Main 2020 were conducted. Many students had reached out to IIT Delhi as well, seeking redressal of their concerns as many could not prepare for the JEE Advanced or had to miss the exam.
  • An exemption of another attempt for those who were in the last year of possible attempts (only three attempts are permitted) has been requested multiple times.
  • As for conducting JEE Main 2021 January examination, students are hopeful of good news when Education Minister goes live on twitter. Many are requesting for the January exams to be delayed till February or March and the April exam be pushed to June.
  • Expressing concerns over board exams that have been pushed to May (in Maharashtra & Gujarat), students have asked for possible dates of June or July for competitive exams. Check out a few tweets below.

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Students have also sought delay in NEET 2021 examination till June or July instead of the usual May schedule followed by NTA.

A few students have also asked for two extra attempts for JEE Advanced examinations.

  • Notably, National Testing Agency, NTA has not yet released any schedule for the JEE Main and NEET 2021 examinations.
  • As many as 12 to 13 lakh student appear for JEE Main examinations which are conducted twice every year and about 16 lakh appear for NEET examinations.
  • Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank would be online on December 10, 2020 at 10 am to discuss with the students the concerns and suggestions on CBSE Board Exams 2021 as well as competitive examinations like JEE and NEET 2021.
  • Students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders have been asked to share feedback, concerns and queries. It is expected he would be making important announcement regarding the board and competitive examinations. Till then, all can send their concerns, queries and suggestions to him.


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