JEE Main Exam, NEET 2020 postponed till September

JEE Main Exam, NEET 2020 postponed till September

As the country continues to fight with the coronavirus, the enterance exams for IIT and Medical have been postponed yet again. Earlier it was announced that JEE-Mains exams will now be held from 18-23 July while, JEE-Advanced exams will be held in August. It has also been shared that the medical entrance exam NEET will be conducted on 26 July.

However, today on July 3 it was announced the JEE Main and NEET 2020 examinations will be postponed further. As per the new decision, the JEE examination will now be held between September 1 to 6, while JEE advanced exam will be held on September 27. Furthermore, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination will be held on September 13.

This announcement was made by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today. He posted a short video on the social media and also tweeted, "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."

Every year lakhs of students appear for these competitive exams and also undergo rigorous training regarding cracking these. This year, more than 15 lakh students across the country have registered for NEET, while more than 9 lakh have registered for JEE Mains.

The decision to postpone the medical and engineering college entrance examinations was done by a panel constituted by Union HRD minister. The HRD ministry formed a panel to check the feasibility to conduct the examinations in July.

The examination has been postponed taking into account the current conditions. COVID-19 has been spreading exponentially in the country.  Many students had filed online petitions requesting postponing of these of JEE and NEET exams. Even parents had raised concerns about holding these entrance examinations in the middle of a global pandemic.

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