COVID-19: NEET postponed to Sept 13, JEE-Mains from Sept 1

Medical entrance exam NEET was scheduled for July 26, while the JEE-Mains for admission to engineering colleges was scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23

JEE started on September 1 and will continue till September 6 and the NEET exam is scheduled to be held on September 13. Representational image: PTI

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Friday (July 3) postponed medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE to September in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases.

“Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone JEE and NEET examinations. JEE-Main examination will be held between September 1-6, while JEE-advanced exam will be held on September 27. NEET examination will be held on September 13,” said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nihank.

The medical entrance exam National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was scheduled for July 26, while the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering colleges was scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23.

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JEE-Advanced, which is conducted for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), was scheduled for August 23.

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