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Last updated on May 8th, 2020
With the announcement of JEE Main new exam dates for the 2020 session i.e. from 18th to 23rd July 2020, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal stated the mindset of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. No risks to be taken on the life of students. Mr Pokhriyal has now announced the new exam dates for JEE Advanced 2020 which shall be conducted by IIT Delhi this year on 23rd August 2020 now. The exam was previously scheduled for May 2020 but was later postponed by IIT Delhi amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic growing all across the country.
Students, here is the news you all have been waiting for!
JEE (Advanced) 2020 will be held on 23rd August 2020.
I wish you all the best. pic.twitter.com/9EuAAyLwMH
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 7, 2020
The delay has caused a deep impact on the mental pressure of the students along with uncertainty about the future of admissions to various colleges. Although, this matter is being discussed, as stated by Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, along with lowering the pressure on students by reducing the syllabus for the upcoming academic calendar.
Around 2.5 lakh candidates will finally appear for JEE Advanced 2020, after being screened through JEE Main 2020, which will then decide their allotment to the various undergraduate courses of 23 Indian Institute of Technology. Approximately there are 11,000 seats available in all the undergraduate courses of all the IITs combined. This means that out of 2.5 lakh candidates of IIT JEE Advanced 2020, only 11,000 might get through the final stage.
When will the academic calendar start?
It is being estimated that the academic calendar is delayed around 3 months. The JEE Advanced 2020 was supposed to be held on 17th May 2020 if the Coronavirus pandemic has not hit the world. With new dates for the 3rd week of August, the exam is delayed by 3 months. There have been no scheduled dates released for the JEE Main Counselling Process which usually takes up to 2 months. This implies that the calendar might tentatively start from October 2020. With a long delay causing an imbalance in studies, it is also important to note whether the syllabus that will be reduced for the upcoming calendar year will affect further studies of students during colleges as nevertheless, almost all topics of various subjects are deemed necessary for advanced college-level studies.