National Testing Agency on Sunday postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2021 for the April session which is scheduled to be conducted on April 27, 28 and 30, 2021. The NTA had already conducted the JEE (Main) 2021 examination for the first two sessions i.e., Session I (February) from February 23 to 26, 2021 and Second Session (March) from March 16 to 18, 2021. According to the NTA around 6,20,978 candidates appeared in February session examination while 5,56,248 candidates wrote their examination for March session 2021. The NTA in a release said, “Looking at the present situation of Covid-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session. The revised dated for the JEE (Main) – 2021 April session will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination.” In the meantime, candidates are advised to use this time to prepare themselves better for the examination. They can also take practice (ful length/ chapter wise) tests on NTA Abhyas App from the comfort of their homes. Starting this year, the exam will be conducted four times a year to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores. While the first phase was conducted in February followed by the second phase in March. The next phases were scheduled to be held in April and May. As per the policy, after the February, March, April, and May Session of JEE (Main)-2021 Exam, the ranks of the candidates will be released taking into consideration the best of the four NTA scores. Earlier this week, the CBSE had cancelled class 10 board exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of the exponential rise in cases. The CISCE board followed the move besides several state boards who have either cancelled or postponed board exams.