Amid increasing demands and social media protests, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided on postponing the JEE Main 2022 examination. A public notice informing the same had been uploaded on the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in. As per the updated schedule, both sessions will be held during the June-July 2022 period. This is contrary to the previously decided April-May 2022 period. The new schedule provides an addition two months of preparation time for candidates to ace the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022.
Acknowledging the demands put forth by candidates, the notice states the following –
In continuation to the Public Notice dated: 14 March 2022, National Testing Agency has decided to reschedule the dates of JEE (Main) – 2022 Session 1 and Session 2 based on the numerous representations received from the candidates.
JEE Main 2022 – Session 1 & 2 Rescheduled
As per the official public notice, the JEE Main 2022 Session 1 examination was previously scheduled on April 21, 24, 25, 29 and May 01 and 04, 2022. However, after considering the postponement requests, session 1 will now be conducted on June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2022. So, in addition to changing the dates, NTA has also increased the number of exam sessions.
Similarly, the JEE Main 2022 Session 2 exam was scheduled on May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2022. It is now being conducted from July 21 to 30, 2022.
With respect to the announcement of exam city and release of admit cards, the notice reads the following statement –
To be intimated later on the JEE (Main) website
This is a clear indication for candidates to keep visiting the official portal at regular intervals, to keep track of important JEE Main 2022 developments.
JEE Main 2022 – Demand & Online Protests
The postponement of JEE Main 2022 examination comes amid the rising demand for rescheduling. Some students wished for an increase in the number of sessions. However, most candidates were wanting the test to be held after the upcoming Class 12 board exams. So that students do not have to study for both crucial exams simultaneously.
Incidentally, the session 2 exam begins on July 20, 2022 i.e., just three days after NEET 2022 exam. This is in fact, the first time that the Engineering entrance test is being held after the medical entrance exam. However, students across the country are welcoming this decision owing to extra prepare on time.