NEET, JEE Main Exam 2020: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, NEET and JEE main examinations 2020 have been postponed till September. JEE Main exam will be held between September 1-6, while JEE advanced exam will be conducted on September 27. Medical entrance exam NEET, on the other hand will be held on September 13.Also Read - JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Result Declared at jeemain.nta.nic.in | Direct Link to Download Scorecards Here
Notably, NEET was scheduled for July 26, while the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering colleges was to be held from July 18-23. JEE-Advanced, which is conducted for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), was scheduled for August 23. Also Read - 'Cannot Put Careers of Students in Peril', SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Postponement of JEE, NEET Exams 2020
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“Keeping in mind safety of students&to ensure quality education we’ve decided to postpone JEE and NEET examinations. JEE Main exam will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET exam will be held on 13th Sept”, said Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal.
Following the announcement, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam took to micro-blogging site Twitter and called for ‘a long term program’ to address the day-to-day problems of the middle class.
“Postponement of NEE and JEE exams till September indicates a larger problem and that we’re not going to get rid of COVID-19 right away”, tweeted Nirupam.
Earlier parents and students had raised concerns about conducting the exams in July, following which Pokhriyal had said that a panel will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams.
Last week, the India Wide Parents’ Association had also penned a letter to the HRD minister, expressing concerns over conducting the examinations. Increasing COVID-19 cases and students coming from containment zones were among the reasons, listed out by the association for postponement of the examinations.