07 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Registration date of JEE Advanced Exam was extended by five days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Minister of Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar urging him to postpone the date in the aftermath of Cyclone FANI.
Prakash Javadekar informed via Twitter that registration will go on till May 14.
In the letter, Chief Minister had mentioned, "The JEE (ADVANCED) 2019 to get admission into IlTs will be held on 27th May, 2019. For this purpose, the eligible candidates have to register their names online. The period of registration is from 3rd May to 9th May, 2019. As you are aware, the extremely severe cyclone FANI had hit Odisha on 3rd May, 2019 which disrupted mobile and data connectivity in many districts."
"Due to non-availability of Internet at many locations in Odisha after Fani, the brilliant Odia students have not been able to register their names online for the Examination. IIT, Roorkee is the Organising Institute for the JEE (Advanced) Examination this year," the letter adds.
"In view of the disruption caused by FANI cyclone, it is necessary to extend the Registration date by at least 10 days. It may be pertinent to point out that All India NEET Examination was also postponed for Odisha students, which has been already held for other States on request of Government of Odisha," the letter concludes.