Today on May 19, Union Minister of HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced the JEE Main 2020 application process has been reopened again and will stay open till May 24.
Academic Director of Career Point, Mr Shailendra Maheshwari said that good news has been rolled out for those JEE Main aspirants who had missed to fill the JEE Main Application Form. He informed that it has been done to help assist the students who were planning to study abroad but had to drop their plan due to the on-going CORONA epidemic. Now they have been allowed to apply for the JEE Main once again.
Today he tweeted that “Want to write JEE (Main). Students who have dropped the idea to study abroad and are now keen to study in India. A major announcement is coming your way! Stay tuned for more details.”
Want to write JEE(Main) Students who have dropped the idea to study abroad and are now keen to study in India.
Following which, he announced that the application process for JEE Main 2020 is reopened again till May 24. The tweet mentions this is being provided as a chance to the students who have now dropped the idea to study abroad, to pursue studies in India.
📢Students who dropped the idea to study abroad, here is your chance to pursue your studies in India.
I have advised @DG_NTA to give one more opportunity to students to submit new/complete online application form for JEE (Main) 2020. Hurry! Forms available till 24th May. pic.twitter.com/hSwXQ9GBjX
However, it will also benefit those candidates who were unable to complete their JEE Main 2020 Application Form earlier. Fresh Applications for JEE Main 2020 has been activated from today onwards. The last date for the submission of application is May 24, 2020. The applications can be submitted till 5 pm whereas the Application fee can be paid till 11:50 pm on May 24.
Mr Pokhriyal, through his official social media account, said: “I have advised the Director-General of NTA to give one more opportunity to students to submit new/complete online application form for JEE Main 2020. Hurry! Forms available till 24th May.”
Mr Pokhiryal said that this gives students who dropped their study abroad dreams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a chance to study within India. Conducted by the National Testing Agency, or NTA, the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) is for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes.
The tweet from the Union HRD Minister also included a public notice dated May 19, 2020, released by the NTA. This public notice mentions that ” In view of the representations received from various students who were scheduled to join colleges abroad but are now keen to pursue their studies in the country due to the changed circumstances arising out of COVID-19, and would thus like to appear in the JEE Main 2020, the NTA has decided to give one last opportunity.”