NTA will ensure JEE Main and UPSC NDA dates don't clash, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal assures students

In a tweet, the minister said that the students appearing in JEE Main, who 'could not update' that they are also appearing in the UPSC NDA exam, should not worry

FP Trending July 21, 2020 19:59:13 IST
NTA will ensure JEE Main and UPSC NDA dates don't clash, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal assures students

Students who are going to appear for JEE Main and UPSC NDA exam heaved a sigh a relief after Union Minister for HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal assured that the NTA will ensure that the two exams don’t clash.

Nishank said that he had received representations from students regarding coinciding of JEE Main and NDA. He added, “The matter has been examined. Students appearing in JEE (Main), who could not update that they are also appearing in the NDA exam scheduled on 6 September, should not worry.”

The UPSC has scheduled the NDA exam for 6 September. On the other hand, the Union HRD minister earlier this month announced that JEE Main examination will be conducted between 1-6 September.

Careers 360 reported that the National Testing Agency (NTA) had asked candidates appearing for JEE Main to update in their online application form if they are also taking NDA exam.

JEE Main applicants who are also appearing for NTA had to mark a 'YES' in their application form against the column that asked if they had also registered for the UPSC NDA exam.

Those who qualify UPSC NDA exam are called for the SSB interview. Based on their performance in both the rounds, a merit list is prepared. Shortlisted candidates are recruited in any of the three wings of the defence forces - Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

On the other hand, those who get shortlisted in JEE Main get into top engineering colleges of the country, including National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). For admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), candidates have to qualify JEE Advanced, which will be held on 27 September.

Updated Date:

also read

NEET 2021: NTA expected to release entrance exam result soon; check how to estimate score here
India

NEET 2021: NTA expected to release entrance exam result soon; check how to estimate score here

As medical students are patiently waiting for the release of the entrance exam result, the NEET 2021 application correction window will close on Thursday, 14 October.

NEET UG 2021: Last date for correction in application form extended to 14 October
India

NEET UG 2021: Last date for correction in application form extended to 14 October

Candidates can make changes in the following fields – gender, e-mail address, nationality, category, sub-category, and fields of second phase

National Aptitude Test 2021: Registration to close today; check all details here
India

National Aptitude Test 2021: Registration to close today; check all details here

NAT helps candidates join the right institutions and assess their certain skills, including creativity, emotional intelligence, decision making, inter-personnel communication and growth mindset