NEW DELHI, JULY 3 | NEET and JEE Main 2020 exams dates have been postponed, confirmed HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokriyal, putting an end for the time being to lakhs of aspirants’ worry. JEE Main 2021 will now be held between September 1 and 6, while JEE Advanced on September 27. NEET 2020 date has been rescheduled on September 13, the HRD Minister asserted.
The NEET, JEE Main 2020 exams postponement has been done while keeping the well-being of the candidates, he stated, adding that this decision will help the exam aspirants in keeping a mental peace and prepare for the national level exams.
The exam updates of NEET and JEE Main 2020 new dates’ decision have been made on the board set up on July 2 to survey the circumstance for directing the assessments, Dr Pokhriyal said.
NEET, JEE Main 2020 exams postponed – Tweets
The National Testing Academy (NTA) has been overflowed with demands from applicants and their parents looking for lucidity on NEET dates and JEE Main 2020. Earlier, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test was planned for July 26 and Joint Entrance Examination was scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23.
Meanwhile, many have started speculating on the ministry’s decision and started posting messages across social media platforms suggesting the NEET, JEE Main 2020 exam dates have been postponed.
Candidates had been marking on the web petitions and holding Twitter crusades mentioning the legislature to delay these competitive tests after CBSE, ICSE and numerous different tests got cancelled.
What made NEET, JEE Main 2020 exams postponed?
There have been reports about guardians of candidates in touch with the assessment committee looking to delay NEET 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 in the wake of lockdown expansion in a few states. India Wide Parents Association allegedly even kept in touch with the HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ referring to reasons why they accept the assessments ought to be deferred.
“This doesn’t affect the lives of only students, it will have a direct impact on the health and safety of the whole nation considering the nature of the Coronavirus,” the letter reportedly read.
“Expecting that they (the candidates) have seats in Vande Bharat Mission flights, the candidates will be presented to COVID-19 dangers as likewise they would need to experience quarantine on their arrival in India,” the request recorded by parents said.
The postponement of the NEET, JEE Main 2020 exam dates would further mean delay in admissions into higher education institutions and the onset of the first-year sessions.
This is the second time this year that the exams have been postponed. These were to be held in April and May, respectively.
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