As a result of the second wave of COVID-19, the Union Education Ministry decided to postpone all offline examinations scheduled in May. This decision will apply to all central higher educational institutions across the country, including those which receive financial aid from the government.
Institutes like Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) have opted to conduct their respective entrance tests in online proctored mode.
We have collated a list of dates of various entrance exams for you:
This year, JEE Main was scheduled to be conducted in four sessions in February, March, April, and May. While February and March session exams were conducted as per the schedule, April and May's sessions have been postponed. In another move providing relief to students, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 May session scheduled to be conducted from May 24 to 28 has been postponed, announced the National Testing Agency (NTA). The new exam date 2021 for both sessions will be announced at least 15 days before the examination is conducted.
JEE Advanced 2021
The prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 test has been postponed in view of the coronavirus situation in the country.
Since the JEE Mains examination could not be held at the scheduled time (May 24-28), so the JEE Advanced examination, which was going to be held on July 3, has also been postponed, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur announced.
The exam will not be held before August 31, 2021.
NEET UG 2021
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses which was earlier said to be held on August 1 is now likely to be conducted in the first week of September.
The date for the West Bengal joint entrance exam has been announced—it will be held on 11 July 2021.
BITSAT 2021 exam has been postponed. The registration date has also been extended for the test till June 30, 2021. The BITSAT 2021 online examination that was scheduled from June 24 to June 29, 2021, has been postponed. The test will likely be conducted during July-August 2021.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has released a timetable for the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).
As per the schedule, common entrance tests will be held from July 5 to July 9.
The TS EAMCET exam for Agriculture and Medical stream is scheduled to be held on July 5 and July 6 whereas the exam dates for Engineering are July 7, July 8, and July 9. The exam will be conducted in two shifts, one in the morning from 9 AM to 12 PM and the afternoon shift from 3 PM to 6 PM.
TS EAMCET 2021 application deadline has been extended till June 3. The application form correction process for the exam will begin on June 4 and continue till June 11.
The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has announced the exam schedule for the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) 2021. The exam will be conducted in online proctored mode from May 28, 29 and 31, 2021.
Manipal Entrance Test (MET) for Btech programs will be held between June 11 - 14 and for BPharm / PharmD will commence from June 12. The exam will be proctored online.
The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) KCET 2021which was scheduled to be held on July 07 & 08 has been postponed. The new date being August 28 and 29.
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) which was stated to be conducted on 27 June 2021 in internet-based test mode has been postponed to a later date.
KEAM 2021 entrance exam date has been announced by CEE Kerala. The Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical entrance exam will be conducted on July 24, 2021, and the application process will start soon for Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical and allied courses will commence shortly on the website of CEE — cee.kerala.gov.in.
The application form for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) will be released from May 2021 and the exam is likely to be conducted in August 2021.
Goa Common Entrance Test 202(GCET) which was scheduled to be held between 15-Jun-2021 and 16-Jun-2021 has been postponed.
NCHM JEE(National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) which was earlier stated to be held on June 12 has been postponed due to COVID-19. The revised date will be announced soon.
Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) was conducted on 17 January 2021.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) Test 1 exam has already been conducted. The date for Test 2 has been postponed to July 11.