Engineering entrance examination, JEE (Main), will be conducted from July 18-23 and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET-UG) for admission to medical colleges will be held on July 26, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Tuesday. The two exams were postponed due to the nationwide lockdown to combat Covid-19.
Responding to queries during a webinar with students, Pokhriyal said: “JEE (Main) will be held on July 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23 and NEET will be held on July 26.” The minister informed that the JEE (Advanced) may be held in August and dates for UGC NET –2020 and pending CBSE Board examinations will be announced soon. A senior HRD official said CBSE is finalising the schedule for pending Class X and XII Board exams and dates are likely to be announced on Thursday. “The exams are likely to be conducted in the first and second week of July, ahead of the JEE and NEET-UG,” he said.
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Over 15 lakh students have registered for NEET this year, whereas more than nine lakh have registered for JEE (Main) which is a qualifying exam for JEE (Advanced) for admission to IITs. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has also given students an option to change their centres for the two tests.
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