JEE and NEET exams postponed, to be held in September

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

New Delhi (NVI): Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today announced that JEE and NEET exams have been postponed while keeping in mind the safety of students amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a video message, the HRD minister announced that JEE Main exam will now be held between September 1-6, JEE Advanced exam will be held on Sept 27 and NEET exam will be held on Sept 13.

The announcement comes a day after the HRD Ministry had formed a panel and asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to give recommendations on the conduct of exams amid the ongoing pandemic situation.

“Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone #JEE & #NEET examinations. JEE Main examination will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET examination will be held on 13th Sept,” Nishank said in a video message.

This is the second time this year that these exams have been postponed this year. While JEE exam was scheduled to be held in April, NEET was to be held in May.