The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) on Sunday said that the fresh dates for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be announced on May 5.
The national level entrance exams were postponed due to the nationwide lockdown that had been imposed in order to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
“The fresh dates will be announced by HRD Minsiter Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on May 5. This will put an end to uncertainty for the aspirants. The minister will also interact with students online the same day,” HRD Ministry said in an official statement .
While the JEE examination is held for admission to various engineering colleges across the country, the NEET exam is held for admission to medical colleges.
Initially, the NEET UG exam 2020 was scheduled for May 3 while the JEE?Main April session exam was scheduled to begin from the first week of April
However, both the exams were postponed after the Centre announced a nationwide lockdown till April 14.
The Centre on Friday extended the nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic for two weeks, starting May 4.
Ministry of home affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act 2005 to further extend the lockdown for a period of two weeks.