"Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education," Union Cabinet Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday announced that the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) and the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) have been postponed till September.
The Medical entrance examination that was initially scheduled to be held in May 2020 has been postponed till September 13, in view of the Covid crisis.
JEE Main examination will be held between September 1 and September 6, and the JEE Advanced exam will be held on September 27.
The decision comes during the pendency of a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking for allocation of Test Centres for NEET in foreign countries or to postpone the examination until the COVID-19 pandemic subsists..
The petition had been filed by Advocate-on-Record Pallavi Pratap on behalf of parents of students who are applicants for the NEET UG 2020 entrance examination and reside in Doha, Qatar.