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JEE, NEET Exam 2020 Postponed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Friday decided to postpone the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020).

The JEE examination will now be held between September 1 to 6, JEE advanced exam will be held on September 27 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination will be held on September 13, announced Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today.

This is for the second time this year that the JEE, NEET exams have been postponed. These exams were to be held in April and May, respectively.

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The revision in JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020 exam dates is based on recommendations of a panel set up on July 2 to review the situation for conducting the examinations, official sources said.

The committee felt that delaying the exams was inevitable since many test centres were located in containment zones and safety of the students was top priority of the government. The delay, however, is likely to impact the academic calendar.

The National Testing Agency has prepared a testing App through which students can complete their preparations.

Around nine lakh aspirants have registered for the JEE (main) exam, while 16 lakhs have registered for the NEET-Undergraduate exams. Raising concern over the worsening of the pandemic, candidates across the country have been demanding the postponement of the exams.

 

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