DATES for JEE, NEET announced; No decision on CBSE 10th, 12th exams

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announces exam dates for JEE Main and NEET 2020

Union Minister for Human Resource Development  Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday, 05 May 2020 announced the long-awaited dates for JEE Mains and NEET UG exams while interacting with students. JEE mains will be held on July 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, and NEET UG on July 26, 2020. NEET 2020 was postponed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) due to the coronavirus outbreak. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate is a Pre-Medical entrance examination for students who desire to study undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges across India. The syllabus for JEE Mains and NEET 2021 has been curtailed. Pokhriyal urged students to self-study and take the help of digital modes to prepare for entrance exams. With low-connectivity areas, the content will be telecast through SWAYAM Prabha TV, he added. While around nine lakh students have registered for engineering exam JEE Mains this year, around 15 lakh have registered for NEET UG which is the entrance test for MBBS courses. Mains is a stand-alone exam for several top-end technical schools as also the bridge exam for JEE Advanced that’s held to admit students to IITs. JEE Advanced will be held in August and dates will be announced later. “Even though IITs and NITs are autonomous and financially self-regulatory institutes, we still had requested them to not take up the annual fee hike for this year considering the coronavirus pandemic. I had asked chairpersons to convey this to all the institute heads and directors and hope that this sentiment would be respected.” There will be no increase in tuition fees for the upcoming academic year at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), he added. The final decision regarding the pending CBSE 10th,12th Board Exams will be taken soon, the minister said.

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