Last week, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the dates for JEE Main, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, and NEET.
Amidst the national lockdown announced by central government one and half months ago, nearly 45 lakh students preparing for major competitive exams are stranded. Due to this unforeseen crisis, the academic calendar has been delayed for students across the country both at state and national level.
Last week, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the dates for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Along with this, the dates for JNU Entrance Exam, UGC-NET, and CSIR -NET will also be released in the coming week.
Meanwhile, CBSE would also conduct pending board exams from July 1 to July 15, 2020. The evaluation process for answer scripts has also been announced and results will be announced by August end. Details of dates changed for rest of the entrance exams are as follows:
JEE Main 2020 – The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main which was scheduled to be held earlier on April 5, 7, 8, and 9, 2020, will now be conducted between July 18 to 23. More than 9 lakh students will appear for JEE main exam and National Testing Agency is arranging more than usual number of test centres to conduct engineering based entrance exams.
NEET – For National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, a total of 15.93 lakh students have applied. The entrance exam will now be held on July 6, 2020. HRD ministry has asked NTA to increase the number of test centres two-times for this.
JEE Advanced – The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced exam, earlier scheduled to be held on May 17 will now be conducted on August 23. The exam will be conducted by IIT Delhi and only candidates that make it in the list of top 2.5 lakh will be eligible to appear for the exam.
UGC NET, CSIR NET – The dates for UGC NET, CSIR NET, JNUEE, NCHM JEE are likely to be announced in coming week. However, the date for processing applications has been extended as these exams are most likely to be conducted in July.
JNUEE, DUET – The registration for Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE) will close on May 25. The exam was postponed earlier in wake of Coronavirus crisis but revised dates are not announced yet. Further, the application forms for Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) have not been released and varsity also has not provided information in this regard.