JEE, NEET 2020: HRD ministry panel to decide on conducting exams

A panel formed by HRD Ministry will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE amid concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases

Parents and students have raised concerns about conducting the exams in July. (Representative Photo)

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Thursday (July 1) that a panel will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE amid concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases.

Parents and students have raised concerns about conducting the exams in July.

“Looking at the prevailing circumstances and requests received from students & parents appearing for JEE and NEEET examinations, a committee consisting of officials from the National Testing Agency (NTA) and other experts has been advised to review the situation and submit its recommendations latest by tomorrow,” Nishank said.

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While medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled on July 26, engineering entrance exam JEE is scheduled to be held from July 18-23.

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