The Medical entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been postponed and rescheduled for May 3. The exam held annually for admission to undergraduate medical or MBBS, BDS and AYUSH programmeshas been postponed due to the lockdown in the country as a result of COVID 19.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted about the exam postponement and suggested students to stay at home and utilise the time for preparation. The admit cards will be issued after April 15.
Since Parents and Students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed National Testing Agency @DG_NTA to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE(Main) till last week of May. pic.twitter.com/loji50ZQq3
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) March 27, 2020
DG, NTA Vineet Joshi has said in a notification, “We are hopeful that we would get back to normal situation relatively soon; but for now, various concerned ministries and examination boards are examining the scenario to evaluate the situation that may necessitate any change in the schedule. As of now the exam is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation.”
Earlier this week, the NTA postponed the engineering entrance exam – JEE Main which was scheduled to begin on April 5.Posted in National, News