- Central Government announced new dates for JEE-Advanced, JEE-Mains and NEET examinations
- The decision for the CBSE 10th and 12th board exams will be taken soon
The Union HRD Ministry had postponed both JEE and NEET exams earlier this year in light of the spread of the contagious disease coronavirus and the resultant lockdown across India.
However, today, the Union Government announced that the JEE-Mains exams will take place between July 18 and July 23 while the KEE-Advanced exams will take place in the month of August. The announcement was made by Ramesh Pokhriyal, HRD Minister, today. He also announced that NEET, the medical entrance exam, will take place on the 26th of July.
IIT-JEE (Main) examinations for 2020 will be held on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and the 23rd of July while the IIT-JEE Advanced exams will take place in August and the exact dates will be announced later.
The exams were postponed by the Union HRD Ministry in the wake of the nationwide lockdown which was imposed in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Talking about the CBSE Class 10th and 12th Board Examinations, they said that the decision will be taken at a later stage.
The Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) Mains are conducted for admission into the engineering colleges across India, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the examination conducted for entrances in the medical colleges.
Over 15 lakh students from all over the country registered themselves for the NEET examination this year which is the gateway for the medical colleges in India. Also, over 9 lakh registered themselves fro the JEE Mains which is the entrance examination for all the engineering colleges except for the IITs.
JEE-Mains is considered as the qualifying examination for the JEE_Advanced. The HRD Ministry’s National Testing Agency (NTA) gave students the option to change their opted centres for the two tests as students had moved to different parts of India since the lockdown was implemented.