The Human Resource Development Ministry on Friday postponed the national medical entrance exam in view of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance (NEET) was scheduled for May 3.
Since Parents and Students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed National Testing Agency @DG_NTA to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE(Main) till last week of May. pic.twitter.com/loji50ZQq3
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) March 27, 2020
The HRD Ministry’s National Testing Agency (NTA) took the decision in view of the three-week lockdown as well as pending board exams for a few subjects, a senior official said.
NEET (UG) 2020 is the second most important exam in India which has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Earlier this week, following the orders of the HRD Minister, NTA had postponed the engineering entrance exam, JEE Main. The exam was scheduled to begin on April 5.