As per the announcement the JEE (Mains) 2020 will be conducted between July 18-23 while NEET 2020 will be held on July 26, 2020.
“JEE-Mains will be held from July 18-23, while JEE-Advanced will be held in August. NEET will be conducted on July 26,” Nishank said.
A decision will soon be taken on the pending CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams, he added.
While Joint Entrance Exam-Mains (JEE-MAINS) is conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is held for medical colleges.
The entrance exam schedule for the doctors/engineers was announced by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on May 5.
The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to contain the Covid-19 spread.
More than 15 lakh students across the country have registered for NEET this year, which is the gateway to medical colleges in India, whereas more than 9 lakh have registered for JEE Mains, the entrance exam for all other engineering colleges except IITs.
The HRD Ministry’s National Testing Agency (NTA) had also given students an option to change their opted centres for the two tests as students have moved to different places since the lockdown.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has yet to announce the remaining Class X and XII remaining examinations, however the paper evaluation work is to begin soon. Many states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh have started their exam papers evaluation work.