No change in JEE Main and NEET 2020 exam dates: HRD Minister

No change in JEE Main and NEET 2020 exam dates: HRD Minister

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has confirmed that as of now there is no change in the dates of JEE Main and NEET 2020. In an interview with Zee News, Pokhriyal has explained that the authorities will “try to conduct” both the entrance examinations on the pre-decided dates. However, depending on the COVID-19 situation in the country, the authorities may take a second review in the first week of July 2020 on whether to conduct or postpone the entrance examinations .

JEE Main is scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23 and NEET UG will be held on July 26, 2020.

Will CBSE cancellation affect JEE Main and NEET?

With the Centre cancelling the remaining CBSE board examinations, students have been left in a fix regarding how they will attempt the entrance examinations of JEE Main and NEET since there is a looming uncertainty of completing their board exams. Reports have suggested that the CBSE cancellation will surely affect the currently decided dates of JEE Main and NEET, however this has not been mentioned or confirmed by the Centre till now. The official authorities are expected to give the latest updates on JEE Main and NEET 2020 soon.

Students support JEE Main and NEET cancellation

Students from all over the country have come forward in social media to support the cancellation of JEE Main and NEET. They are demanding official notice and clarification regarding the examinations. Hashtags such as #HealthOverNEETJEE #postponejeeneet #NoExamsInCovid are currently making their rounds on Twitter.