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NEET, JEE Main Exam 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Revised schedule to result updates

NEET, JEE Main 2020 Exam Date LIVE UPDATES: The HRD Ministry postponed the JEE Main, NEET, and JEE Advanced entrance exams again due to the coronavirus pandemic. Exams now in September.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2020 2:50:08 pm
NEET, JEE Main 2020 NEET, JEE Main 2020 Exam Date LIVE UPDATES: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal likely to make an announcement today. File Photo

NEET, JEE Main 2020 Exam Date HIGHLIGHTS:  Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020) will now be held in September. As a consequence, JEE Advanced too stands postponed. The announcement was released based on a report submitted by a panel of experts. The decision was taken after considering the prevailing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, the JEE Main – entrance exam for admission to undergraduate level engineering courses will be held from September 1 to 6 and JEE Advanced will be held on September 27. NEET will now be held on September 13. This is the second time this year that the exams have been postponed. These were to be held in April and May, respectively.

Read | HRD postpones JEE Main, NEET 2020, to be held in September

The minister was compelled to rethink in conducting the entrance after communications received from agitating students and parents from the country and abroad. A few days ago, parents of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2020) candidates in the Middle East countries have filed a plea in Supreme Court demanding to postpone the medical entrance exam.

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In a video message, the HRD Minister said, “I hope you will utilize this time to prepare well and hone your strong points further.” He also emphasized on “stress-free” exam preparations.

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With more time in hand, competition to be tougher

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Alternative engineering exams

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Here's how to apply for change in exam centre

To ensure that the exam centres are closest to the candidate, the exam conducting body — National Testing Agency — will open an edit window. Students who have filled their application forms will be able to make corrections, if any, and apply for a change in centre cities from July 4 to July 15 at the official website - nta.ac.in. This is applicable for both JEE Main and NEET.

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Check updates on admit card

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09:06 (IST)04 Jul 2020
NTA to reopen application edit window

Now, to ensure that the exam centres are closest to the candidate, the exam conducting body — National Testing Agency — will open an edit window. Students who have filled their application forms will be able to make corrections if any, and apply for a change in centre cities from July 4 to July 15 at the official website ntaneet.nic.in. The same will be applicable for JEE Main candidates at jeemain.nta.nic.in.

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Check the revised dates for JEE Main, NEET

The JEE Main, the gateway exam for admission to the NITs, will now be held over six days between September 1 and September 6. NEET, meant for undergraduate medical programmes, will be held on September 13. JEE (Advanced) will be held on September 27. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the fresh dates during a webinar Friday

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20:21 (IST)03 Jul 2020
JEE Advaned result in 8 days

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20:20 (IST)03 Jul 2020
JEE Main, NEET result within weeks

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Pehle Suraksha fir Siksha (Safety first and then education): HRD Minister

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Is the postponement social media effect?

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20:04 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Exams postponed on advice of expert panel

The new schedule announced Friday is based on the inputs of the four-member committee headed by NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi, government sources informed The Indian Express. "The (public) support for further delay is overwhelming. Moreover, holding exams in July has become unfeasible since many of the test centres are falling in containment zones," said a ministry official on the condition of anonymity. Read the complete report here

20:01 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Exams postponed twice, check timeline

This year, the exams have been postponed twice. Originally, JEE Main was scheduled between April 7 and April 11, and NEET on May 3. On May 5, The HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced to hold JEE Main between July 18 and July 23 and NEET on July 26. JEE Advanced to be held in August. Now, all three have been postponed to be held in September

19:55 (IST)03 Jul 2020
When would results announced?

According to sources in the National Testing Agency (NTA), JEE (Main) results would be announced mid-September and NEET results are expected in the first week of October. Read full story here

19:53 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Important dates at a galance

-- JEE Main to be held from September 1 to September 6
 
-- JEE Advanced on September 27

-- NEET 2020 on September 13

19:48 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Utilize this time: HRD to students

We have decided to postpone both the exams considering the safety of the students. Safety is our first concern and then value-based education. Now, JEE Main will be held between September 1 and 6 while NEET will be held on September 13. The JEE Advanced will now be held on September 27. I hope that you will utilize this extra time in polishing your abilities and work towards stress-free preparations, the HRD minister said in a video message.

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JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET postponed, check new dates
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Parents had written to government asking postponement of exams

While the final decision is yet to be announced, students have been demanding postponement of the exams. Earlier, the nationwide parents association had written to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) asking to postpone the competitive exams. Parents had given 16 reasons to justify their demands. Read the entire letter here

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Not just JEE here are other entrance exams -

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NEET, JEE Main 2020 NEET, JEE Main 2020 Exam Date HIGHLIGHTS: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal likely to make an announcement today. Representational image/ file 

JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Earlier in April, the HRD Ministry had deferred all competitive exams scheduled in April, May, and June due to the Covid-19 lockdown. On May 5, the Ministry announced that the JEE Main, the gateway exam for admission to the NITs, will be held over five days between July 18 and July 23. The Ministry further announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical programmes will be held on July 26. Originally, JEE Main was scheduled to be held between April 7 and April 11, and NEET on May 3.