Amid COVID-19 lockdown extended till May 3rd 2020, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to postpone the national level entrance examinations until June 2020.
The NEET and JEE Main April 2020 examinations were postponed due to lockdown announced by the government. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal confirmed that NTA will conduct its exams in the latter part of June.
Pokhriyal also said that the spread of Coronavirus in the country has deeply impacted the academic calendar leading to academic loss to students and the education sector. While reiterating the importance of making up for the ‘loss of time due to COVID-19’, he also added that the well being of students remained the top priority of the government.
After the announcement of Lockdown 2.0 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the facilities for online application correction and change of exam centers in JEE Main 2020 & NEET has been extended till 3rd May.
Addressing the claims that NTA NEET UG 2020 and JEE Main 2020 will be held in the month of July a Senior official at NTA said that no such decision has been taken by the Agency as yet. He said that no dates have been announced by NTA as yet and urged the candidates only to rely on the official notification.
A senior MHRD official also said that a decision on the CBSE and NTA exam dates can only be taken after the lockdown is lifted in the country. He said that NTA will take into account the pending Class 10 and 12 Board exams that CBSE and several other State Boards are yet to conduct