According to the latest tweet of the Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development(MHRD), Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2020) will most likely to be held in the last week of May. Which makes the conducting of JEE Advanced uncertain, which was supposed to be conducted on 17th May 2020.
While the tweet reads that the JEE Main will be conducted in the last week of May, however, there is no such update from the NTA. The official website still indicates that the new dates will be announced on 31st March 2020.
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JEE Advanced is the entrance examination for admissions to the undergraduate courses in engineering offered by 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). The top 2,50,000 qualified JEE Main candidates will be eligible to appear the JEE Advanced exam. JEE Advanced registration was supposed to start on 2nd May and the exam was to be conducted on 17th May. But now as JEE Main is highly likely to be conducted in the last week of May, it is for sure that JEE Advanced will be postponed.
There is also a high chance of JEE Advanced not to be conducted. If JEE Main will be conducted in the last week of May, the result will be announced after three weeks, which takes it to mid-June. Along with the registration, the exam date of JEE Advanced will be conducted in July, which will further push the JoSAA seat counselling to August 2020.
There is also another scenario of the lockdown being extended. In such a case there will may no JEE Advanced and JEE Main scores will be applicable to get admissions to all IITs. Candidates are advised to remain updated for further notification regarding JEE Main and JEE Advanced.