Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the postponement of the Joint Entrance examination (JEE) Mains and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 till September 2020.
On Friday evening, he announced the delayed schedule of entrance examinations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. He tweeted the finalized dates of exams, “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.”
These exams were to be held in April and May while seeing the ongoing situation, the HRD Ministry postponed them till July. But continuous agitation of national as well as international students and parents forced the ministry to rethink the decision. A few days ago, parents of the NEET candidates in Middle East countries had filed a plea in Supreme Court wishing postponement of the entrance examination.
The minister emphasized on “stress-free” preparation of exams and further mentioned in his address, “I hope you will utilize this time to prepare well and hone your strong points further.”
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