Due to the approaching Lok Sabha polls, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has decided to reschedule its entrance exam from May 19 to May 27, 2019.

Entrance exam rescheduled

According to the official statement by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee — the institute responsible for organizing the entrance exam this year — will now conduct the JEE Advanced on May 27, 2019 (Monday) instead of May 19.

An official statement said, “In view of the clash in the dates of JEE (Advanced) 2019 and the last phase of General Elections 2019, the examination date of JEE (Advanced) 2019 has been shifted to May 27, 2019 (Monday). The examination will be held in India and abroad, on May 27, 2019 (Monday), in the following two shifts: Paper 1 (09:00 to 12:00 IST) and Paper 2 (14:00 to 17:00 IST)”.

JEE Mains postponed

The JEE Mains exams conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) was also rescheduled. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held from April 7 to April 20 onwards. It will now be held on April 7 (Paper 2 – B. Arch/ B. Planning). However, Paper 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) will be held from April 8, 9, 10 and 12.

The National Testing Agency will announce the result of JEE Main paper 1 on April 30. The results for the B.Arch. exam will be announced on May 15. The registration process is yet to start but will begin on the official website, jeeadv.ac.in.

Application details

Candidates will have to pay Rs.2600/- as registration fee. For SC, ST and PwD candidates and Indian and PIO female candidates (all categories) the fee is Rs.1300/-. For foreign nationals, the fee is $150 and for SAARC nationals it is $75. Additional GST will be applicable on all the fees.

Source: IndianExpress