JEE Main, NEET 2020 postponed further — MHRD announces the revised schedule


  • The Union Cabinet Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today announced that the university entrance examinations — including National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) — have been postponed.
  • The JEE Main entrance exam will take place between September 1 to 6 while the JEE advanced is scheduled for September 27, 2020.
  • While the medical aspirants will have to appear for the NEET examination on September 13, 2020.
  • The development comes after thousands of students took to Twitter to appeal to the government to defer both the entrance examinations.
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Owing to multiple requests from students, the Union Cabinet Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today announced that the university entrance examinations — including National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) — have been postponed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the JEE Main entrance exam between September 1 to 6 while the JEE advanced is scheduled for September 27, 2020. The regulatory body also announced that the medical aspirants will have to appear for the NEET examination on September 13, 2020.


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The development comes after thousands of students took to Twitter to appeal to the government to defer both the entrance examinations. On July 2, Pokhriyal said that the NTA will assess the COVID situation before deciding on the examination dates.

“Looking at the prevailing circumstances & requests received from students & parents appearing for JEE & NEET examinations, a committee consisting of NTA and other experts has been advised to review the situation & submit its recommendations to MHRD latest by tomorrow,” Pokhriyal said in a tweet.


NTA may now also look to conduct the exams online, given the uncertainty around the COVID crisis.
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Earlier, the JEE Mains exam is scheduled between July 19 and July 23, while NEET entrance will be held on July 26, 2020.

According to reports, around 4,000 Indian students — majorly from Kerala — have appealed to the Supreme Court to postpone the NEET 2020 examination. As many as 17 lakh people will be appearing for the NEET exam this year to get admission in medical courses, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said, addressing student concerns during a webinar.
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