The Medical entrance exam, NEET and Engineering entrance exam, JEE Main have been postponed till last week of May, as per an official statement.
Given the current situation prevailing in the country due to the Coronavirus outbreak, NTA (National Testing Agency), has released a notification postponing the exam dates of NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020, Also, intimated the candidates that the new dates will be announced later after assessing the situation.
Vineet Joshi, Director General of National Testing Agency (NTA), said: “We understand that academic calendar and schedule is important but equally important is well being of every citizen including students.”
“NTA would expect students and parents to not worry about the examination. Moreover, parents are requested to help young students utilize this time for preparing for the examination and focus on critical concepts in order to close learning gaps if any,” Mr. Joshi added.
NEET is held annually for admission to undergraduate medical or MBBS, BDS and AYUSH programs. Through this exam, admission to veterinary courses is also done.
JEE Main is held for admission to undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Government. The exam is held twice a year and candidates are allowed to appear for both the exams. The best of the two scores are considered for the final ranking. The first round of JEE Mains has been already conducted in the month of January.