The exams were due to be held in July.

Students coming out of the exam hallImage for representation.. PTI
Coronavirus Education Friday, July 03, 2020 - 20:23

The Union Human Resources Development Ministry on Friday postponed medical and engineering entrance exams NEET (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test) and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) to September in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone JEE and NEET examinations. JEE-Main examination will be held between September 1-6, while JEE-advanced exam will be held on September 27. NEET examination will be held on September 13,” said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

NEET, the medical entrance exam was scheduled to be held on July 26, while the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering colleges was to be held between July 18 and 23.

JEE-Advanced, which is conducted for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), was scheduled for August 23.

The postponement comes amid calls from parents and teachers associations' as well as students to defer the examinations. Many had expressed fears of infection spread.

“Your safety is important to us. Education is after that. I hope you will use the opportunity to work hard and prepare well. My best wishes,” the Union Minister added.

The dates for downloading admit cards, indicating roll numbers and centre of examination will be displayed 15 days before the conduct of examination on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA). Exams would be held from September 13, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
 
The NTA, in its official release has also mentioned, "It also brought to the notice of all the candidates that the faculty for correction in the candidates' particulars in the online application form including choice of Centre, cities will be made operational on the website from July 4, 2020 to July 15, 2020. 
 
It can also be noted that corrections in the particulars in the online application forms shall be accepted up to 5 p.m. and submissions of three up to 11:50 p.m."
 
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