NEET, JEE Exams 2020 postponed to September amid Covid-19 fears

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 03, 2020, 11.57 PM(IST)

File photo: Ramesh Pokhriyal  Photograph:( ANI )

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In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the HRD ministry today has decided to postpone the JEE and NEET examinations.

The National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) were postponed till September, announced Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. The new dates were announced by the HRD Minister in a video message issued by him on microblogging website Twitter.

"Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education, we have decided to postpone JEE and NEET examinations," Pokhriyal tweeted.
 

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On Thursday, the HRD ministry formed a panel to check the feasibility to conduct the examinations in July. The JEE examination will be held between September 1 to 6, JEE Advanced examination will be held on September 27 and NEET examination will be held on September 13.

(With inputs from agencies)