The COVID-19 active cases have been increasing day by day at a rapid pace. In such a critical situation, the students are highly worried about their educational careers. Some of them are muddled whether the concerned authorities hold entrance exams or not. Recently, Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Union HRD Minister made an official announcement regarding the JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams. As per the announcement, the Joint Entrance Examination – JEE Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – NEET 2020 will be conducted in September.
Due to the delay in conducting the JEE Main exam, the JEE Advanced 2020 has been postponed eventually. The Minister announced this news after considering the report submitted by an expert panel. The Government had to make this decision considering the dangerous situation that the nation has been confronting for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest news, the JEE Main 2020 will be organized between 1st and 6th September. Further, the JEE Advanced exam will be conducted on 27th September 2020. JEE Main is the entrance examination organized every year to provide admissions into various UG Engineering courses. On the other hand, the NEET 2020 exam will be conducted on 13th September 2020.
It’s the second time the concerned authorities have rescheduled the entrance exams twice this year. Usually, these exams will be held every year in April and May months. Due to the nationwide lockdown amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the exams have been deferred. All the worried students and parents across the nation earlier requested the minister to reconsider about organizing the entrance exams.
A couple of days back, the parents of the NEET 2020 applicants in Middle east countries have registered a plea in the apex court to defer the NEET entrance exam. However, the HRD Minister finally decided on holding the exams in September. He even posted a video message on his social networking platform. He asked the students to utilize this time for the proper preparation of these entrance exams. The minister even directed the students to study without any tension and stress.