Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 2
The Government on Thursday formed a panel to review the schedules for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)—for undergraduate engineering courses—and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)—for undergraduate medical courses—which are slated to be held later this month.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the decision in a tweet, saying Director General, National Testing Agency has been asked to look into the issue of whether JEE and NEET-UG can be held this month in light of the COVID pandemic.
The CBSE recently cancelled class 10 and 12 board exams, which were to be held in July, and UGC asked colleges to rework the academic calendar which was to start from August.
Looking at the prevailing circumstances & requests received from students & parents appearing for #JEE & #NEET examinations, a committee consisting of @DG_NTA & other experts has been advised to review the situation & submit its recommendations to @HRDMinistry latest by tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xByKLUqAIc— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 2, 2020
JEE Main’s is scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23.
NEET UG is scheduled for July 26.
Pokhriyal said the panel has been asked to submit a report by Friday.
Students have been anxiously waiting to know if the two competitive tests will be held or postponed.
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