The exams had been scheduled for the second half of July. Together, almost 25 lakh candidates are registered appear for the two entrance exams. This year, more than 15 lakh students across the country have registered for NEET, while more than 9 lakh have registered for JEE Mains.
Jee Mains can be carried out between 1st and sixth of September whereas Jee Advanced can be carried out on 27th of the identical month.
"Looking at the prevailing circumstances and requests received from students and parents appearing for #JEE & #NEET examinations, a committee consisting of DG NTA and other experts has been advised to review the situation & submit its recommendations to HRD Ministry latest by tomorrow", Mr Pokhriyal had tweeted on Thursday.
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on 13th of September.
According to the previous schedule announced in a webinar on May 5, the JEE Mains 2020 examination was to be conducted from July 18 to 23 while NEET was going to be conducted on July 26, 2020. "It was felt that September would be the safest and the earliest when the exams could be conducted next", said a source, who did not wish to be identified.
Kundan congratulated the students saying this was "indeed a victory" for them and the student organisations that led the government to take the "right decision". The NEET 2020 will now be held on September 13, JEE Main 2020 between September 1 and 6, and JEE Advanced, on September 27. Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal just announced the ultimate decision concerning the dates of the doorway examination.
When will new academic calendar begin?
But now, due to the delay, NTA will declare the results of JEE Main in 5 days, and NEET in 20 days, which will be a new record for NTA.
And the JEE (Advanced) results?
The Govt is now aiming to wrap up the student counselling for all, by Diwali, that is November 14th. With this, it has also become clear that the new academic session in all other higher educational institutions, including IITs, will now start only after September.
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