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JEE-Main to be held from July 18-23, NEET on July 26: Govt

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
May 05, 2020 15:27 IST
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Engineering entrance examination Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) will be held from July 18-23, while medical entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted on July 26, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Tuesday.

 

The two crucial exams were postponed due to the lockdown imposed in the country to combat COVID-19.

"JEE-Main will be held from July 18-23, while JEE-Advanced will be held in August. NEET will be conducted on July 26," Nishank said.

"A decision will soon be taken on the pending CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams," he added.

While the JEE-Main is conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, the NEET is for admission to medical colleges.

More than 15 lakh students across the country have registered for NEET this year, whereas more than nine lakh have registered for JEE Mains, the entrance exam for all engineering colleges except the Indian Institutes of Technology.

The JEE-Main is considered as a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced.

The HRD Ministry's National Testing Agency (NTA) had also given students an option to change their opted centres for the two tests as many of them have moved to different places since the lockdown.

Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16, when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Later, a nationwide lockdown was announced from March 25 which will last till May 17.

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