New Delhi: In view of the three-week nationwide lockdown, the Centre has postponed the engineering, medical JEE and NEET entrance exams to the last week of May. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge

“Since parents and students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE (Main) till last week of May,” said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a tweet. Also Read - Centre Bans Oxygen Supply For Industrial Use to Meet Medical Requirements For COVID Patients | Highlights

While JEE was scheduled to be held in April, NEET was set for May 3. The admit cards will be issued after April 15.

“We are hopeful that we would get back to normal situation relatively soon; but for now, various concerned ministries and examination boards are examining the scenario to evaluate the situation that may necessitate any change in the schedule. As of now the exam is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation,” DG, NTA Vineet Joshi  said in a notification.