NEET, JEE Main Exams Postponed UPDATE: The Central government has decided to postpone NEET and engineering exam JEE Main scheduled to be held in July, in the wake of COVID- 19.
“Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone #JEE & #NEET examinations. JEE Main examination will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET examination will be held on 13th Sept,” tweeted the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”.
According to reports, the decision was taken after a panel, formed to check the feasibility conducting the national level exams, recommended rescheduling the exams.
However, the NEET exams will be held on September 13. The JEE Main examinations will be conducted between September 1 and September 6.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was scheduled on July 26.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main, for admission in engineering colleges, was scheduled from July 18-23.
Why NEET and JEE Main Exams Postponed?
The HRD Ministry decided to cancel NEET and JEE Main Exams after parents and students raised concerns about conducting the exams in July when COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly.
This apart, parents of nearly 4,000 NRI students also filed a petition in the Supreme Court Wednesday demanding that the NEET exam be postponed.
Important points at a glance
The Central government has decided to postpone NEET and engineering exam JEE Main.
As many as 16.84 lakh candidates have filled forms to appear in NEET (UG)-2020
The NTA was to issue admit cards to NEET candidates in April.