JEE Main 2022 Dates: April Session most likely from April 10 to April 14 (Tentative Dates)
While CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2022 would begin from April 26, there are many other state boards which must be considered before finalization of JEE Main 2022 examination. Though other states have their individual entrance examinations for engineering admissions, JEE Main 2022 is necessary for qualifying for the JEE Advanced – the entrance examination for Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs. Accordingly, all students must be considered.
So far, most of the Class 12 board exams would either begin after April 15 or end by April 10 or April 11, leaving a small window open.
“Academic sessions have to be restored to pre-covid levels and accordingly the exams must be conducted. JEE Advanced 2022 may be delayed till about July or latest to early August but not beyond. Accordingly, NTA might consider conducting JEE Mains by July. With that calculation, the first session must be conducted in April,” shared Mr. Agarwal, who teaches at a renowned coaching centre.
Other experts too feel that it is expected to be around the same time. “CBSE deciding to begin the exams from April 26 is a big hint that the time might have been left for JEE Main examination. There is no certainty of course but yes it’s an estimates guess. Also, Maharashtra board exams end on March 30, Telangana Inter on April 8 while Karnataka begin on April 16. There is a small window that might be considered,” shared Mr. Ahmed, who teaches Physics.
Similar logic was shared by many others. As to the date, a few are of the opinion that NTA might announce the dates after the announcement of UP Board Exam dates. With UP JEE being replaced by JEE Main 2022 for admission to UP Technical colleges, the board exam dates for the UP Board are also extremely important.
It may be noted that it is not only about clashing dates. Logistics is also an important consideration. UP sees a lot of candidates and with board exams and CBSE exams, the exam centres might become a concern. Also, COVID protocols dictate more centres. That availability must also be considered and reserved by NTA before final dates are announced. Sources now suggest that the wait may end soon.