As many as 49,279 candidates secured ranks in the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2021, the results of which were published on Wednesday.
OJEE committee chairman SK Chand said that in the view of NEET and Ganesh Puja, there will be a gap between the OJEE exams for the convenience of the candidates.
A total of 6.80 lakh candidates had already been registered for the April session and for the May session, 6.09 candidates had registered.
The ministers had claimed that the top court order failed to secure students' "right to life" and ignored "teething logistical difficulties" to be faced in conducting the exams during the pandemic.
Earlier, on Friday, the government made it clear that it won't further postpone competitive examinations.
IIT aspirants can now appear for the examination twice a year.