JEE Main 2020 exam: Know latest news and developments so far

Check JEE Main 2020 exam latest news and updates here. 

JEE Main, the most competitive engineering entrance examination is scheduled to be held from September 1 to 6, 2020 for April/September session. However, the students are not happy with the decision made by the Ministry of Education and NTA (National Testing Agency). Students are repeatedly demanding for the postponement of JEE Main examination through various petitions and posts in social media. Here in this article, we have provided all the latest JEE Main 2020 exam developments and news surfacing around. NTA has recently shared the COVID-19 safety advisory which will be followed at the examination centres to ensure the safety of students.

JEE Main 2020 Latest News and Updates

August 28, 2020

Cabinet Ministers from six states file review in Supreme Court against the August 17 court order dismissing pleas to postpone exams scheduled in September. The petition filed says SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to Life of the Students/Candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”. The ministers from West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Maharashtra have filed review petition.

August 28, 2020

NTA is all prepared to conduct JEE Main 2020 April/September exam

As per media reports, 10 lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitizer and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff for the exam. The additional cost for all these is almost Rs 13 crore.

August 27, 2020

IIT Kharagpur Director supports the NTA’s decision to conduct the exams on scheduled dates.

He shares his best wishes for students who are willing to appear for the examinations. He also urges the students to have faith in the authority and focus on preparing for the upcoming examinations.

August 27, 2020

IIT Directors support the decision of conducting JEE Main and NEET exams in September

Delay in JEE, NEET will lead to ‘zero year’ and any quick alternatives can have cascading effects says IIT Directors. Further,  IIT Directors appealed to students to trust the institutions conducting the exam.

August 27, 2020

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has shared through a tweet his interview on JEE Main and NEET exam.

August 27, 2020

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on JEE Main 2020 April/September exam

Education Minister has shared that according to NTA, 7.5 lakh out of 8.58 lakh candidates have downloaded the JEE Main 2020 admit card which shows candidates want to appear in the examination at any cost. He added, “JEE exam centres have been increased to 660 from 570 while there are now 3,842 NEET centres, up from 2,546 for the convenience of students. Students have also been allotted exam centres of their choice”.

August 27, 2020

Various Guidelines to be followed by the NTA for the safety of students during the JEE Main 2020

NTA Director has laid out the many precautions that have been put in place. He said that separate SOPs for students, examination centres and procedures to be followed have been notified by NTA. Furthermore, measures like odd-even and social distancing as well as increasing exam centres have been put in place to ensure the safety of students.

August 27, 2020

Amid JEE Main and NEET postponement demands, over 14 lakh aspirants downloaded their admit cards

Over 14 lakh students aspiring to appear for the two exams have already downloaded the JEE Main 2020 and NEET admit cards, revealed National Testing Agency (NTA) officials.

August 27, 2020

Over 1 lakh sign online petition to postpone NEET, JEE Main 2020 exams

The candidates are continuously demanding to postpone the JEE Main and NEET exam, an online petition was started on to postpone JEE and NEET 2020 examinations. The online petition started six days ago, has garnered over 1 lakh signatures so far.

August 26, 2020

Students protest by burning their admit cards

 As a sign of protest, students are burning their admit cards and posting the pictures in social media platforms.

August 26, 2020

JEE Main 2020 admit card can be used as pass in containment zones

On Wednesday through a live interview with Doordarshan, NTA Director has said that JEE Main 2020 admit card can be used as a pass in containment zones. Also, the JEE Main examination staff can use their appointment letter as passes.

August 25, 2020

JEE Main, NEET 2020 Latest Updates: Demands resurface on Twitter for postponement of exams

With less than five days left for JEE Main and around 15 days for NEET 2020, the demand to postpone both the exams have surfaced again. Even though the Supreme Court recently rejected a plea seeking postponement of NEET and JEE examinations 2020, students are still demanding to cancel the two exams.

Notification by NTA:

August 25, 2020

JEE Main 2020 exam centres increased from 570 to 660

Through a press release, NTA has confirmed that the number of JEE Main 2020 exam centres have been increased from 570 to 660. More than 99% of candidates are given their first choice of exam centre.

August 21, 2020

JEE Main 2020 to be held as per scheduled dates, confirmed NTA.

A press release has been released by the authority. For JEE Main 2020 April/September exam, a total 8,58,273 candidates have applied for JEE Main 2020 April/September exam and total registered for BE/BTech exam only are 7,46,115 candidates.

Notification by NTA:

August 17, 2020

JEE Main 2020 exam day instructions and COVID-19 safety guidelines 

Candidates are advised to follow the guidelines strictly for their own safety. Candidates must download all the four pages of the advisory guidelines along with the admit card.

August 17, 2020

NTA has released JEE Main 2020 admit card for April/September exam

JEE Main registered candidates can download the JEE Main 2020 April/September admit card in online mode. Candidates have to enter their application number and date of birth in online mode.

August 17, 2020

Supreme Court rejects the petition seeking postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020

Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava seeking rescheduling of the JEE Main and NEET. The advocate filed the petition on behalf of 11 students from 11 states across the country.

August 6, 2020

Petition in Supreme Court to postpone JEE Main and NEET 2020

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court requesting to postpone JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main) 2020 and NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2020. The petition has been filed by 11 JEE Main and NEET students from 11 states.

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