The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) will announce the dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on May 5, 2020, as confirmed by the sources from the ministry. The entrance examinations were earlier deferred till May-end due to lockdown.
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Earlier, the HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal told the Indian Express that the ministry is consulting stakeholders like the boards of examinations, IITs, and other agencies involved in logistical operations of JEE and NEET before announcing the next dates.
The JEE Main was earlier scheduled to be held between April 7 and 11, while NEET on May 3. There are roughly 16 lakh candidates registered to appear for the medical entrance test NEET and 9 lakh for JEE (Main).
JUST IN: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will announce fresh dates for JEE (MAIN) & NEET on May 5.
The entrace tests were deferred because of the govt-mandated lockdown @IndianExpress
— Ritika Chopra (@KhurafatiChopra) May 3, 2020
Meanwhile, the HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will interact with students online on May 5 to address their queries. “Students, I am hosting a webinar exclusively for you, via my Twitter(@DrRPNishank) & Facebook (@cmnishank) pages.Please Join me on 5th May at 12 noon! Till then keep sharing your concerns with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. I will be happy to address all your queries !” Nishank tweeted on Saturday.
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Students, I am hosting a webinar exclusively for you, via my Twitter(@DrRPNishank) & Facebook (@cmnishank) pages.Please Join me on 5th May at 12 noon!
Till then keep sharing your concerns with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. I will be happy to address all your queries ! pic.twitter.com/Tl9noeqK3z
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 1, 2020
The removal of image discrepancy process of JEE Main, NEET has been started. The candidates will get the opportunity to change their pictures uploaded. The candidates can make changes through the NTA’s JEE Main, NEET wesbites- jeemain.nta.nic.in, ntaneet.nic.in.