The JEE Main exam will now be held between September 1 to 6 whereas the JEE advanced exam will be on September 27. The NEET exam is scheduled for September 13.
The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, on Friday announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) 2020 have been postponed. This announcement came after he sought advice from a panel of experts headed by National Testing Agency’s Vineet Joshi.
Taking to Twitter, Mr Pokhriyal said, “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/klTjtBxvuw— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 3, 2020
He revealed the dates after a live interaction in the Fit India Talks webinar, where the HRD Minister reassured that both the safety and education are the primary concerns of the ministry.
Before this, the agitated parents of the NEET candidates in the Middle-East countries had filed a plea in Supreme Court demanding postponement of the medical entrance exam.
The All India Parents Association had also written a letter, addressing the HRD Minister and asking him to postpone the examinations, citing that it will affect the lives of students as well as the whole nation considering the nature of the coronavirus.
Previously, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was scheduled to be held on July 26, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) was scheduled from July 18 to July 23.
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