coronavirus update indiaas on : 20 October 2020 05:22 GMT+5:30
Pending JEE Main,NEET,JEE Advanced To Be Held In September
In March, the CBSE, the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), and several education boards had to postpone board exams due to the pandemic.
Pending JEE Main, NEET, JEE Advanced To Be Held In September
New Delhi: The Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriya; announced that the JEE Mains and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020) will now suppose to be held in September. The JEE Advanced too stands postponed.
The announcement was released based on a report that was submitted by the panel of experts.
The decision was taken after prevailing the situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping in mind the safety of students and to ensure quality education we have decided to postpone #JEE & #NEET examinations. JEE Main examination will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET examination will be held on 13th Sept. pic.twitter.com/klTjtBxvuw— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 3, 2020
As per now the exam of the JEE Mains will be held from September 1 to 6 and JEE Advanced will be held on September 27. Whereas the NEET will now be held on September 13.
This is the second time the exams have been postponed. These exams were supposed to be held in April and May respectively.
The ministers were compelled to rethink in conducting the entrance exam after parents of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2020) candidates in the Middle East countries have filed a plea in the Supreme Court demanding to postpone the medical entrance exam.
The HRD minister in a video message 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.
In India, the total coronavirus cases recorded to 6,25,544 after 20,903 fresh cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump so far. Whereas the recoveries also showed a huge jump with 3,79,891 patients getting cured so far.
20,032 patients were declared cured in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day figure in recoveries so far. The recovery rate has jumped to 60.72%.
In the last 24 hours 379 fatalities were recorded, whereas the death toll from coronavirus rose to 18,213.
As per the figure released by the health ministry, currently, there are 2,27439 active patients in the country and the gap between the recovered patients and active cases has now widened to 1,52,452.