The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UnderGraduate (NEET-UG) 2020 scheduled for May 3, 2020, has been postponed to the last week of May.

Accordingly, the admit cards which were scheduled to be issued on Friday will be issued after assessing the situation after April 15, 2020. The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Thursday decided to not issue the admit card. The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) will also be rescheduled as the lockdown will continue till April 14.

NTA in its public notice issued on Friday evening stated that now the NEET UG 2020 “is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. The exact date will be announced later after assessing the situation.”

The decision was taken after a meeting between senior officials of the ministries of health and family welfare and human resource development on Friday.

The notice issued by Vineet Joshi, director-general, NTA, stated: “In view of the hardships faced by the parents and students due to COVID-19 epidemic, the NTA has postponed the ensuing NEET (UG) May 2020 examination scheduled to be held on May 3, 2020.”

NTA advised the students to keep visiting the official website for updates and said that candidates are also being informed individually through their registered mobile/ email ids.

Earlier this week, following the orders of the HRD Minister, NTA had postponed the engineering entrance exam, JEE Main. The exam was scheduled to begin on April 5.

While the status of NEET and JEE Main are clear, the NTA is yet to respond on the status on other entrance exams.

There’s no update on the National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) JEE admission test as well. The exam is scheduled to be held on April 25 and the admit cards will be issued to students April 1, as per the exam calendar.

The application process for ICAR entrance exam and JNU entrance test will end on March 31 and the exams are scheduled in May and April, respectively.

The revised date of the exams will be announced later after considering the situation in the country, the HRD Ministry had said earlier this week.


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