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JEE Main, NEET 2020: Will the HRD Ministry postpone the exams?

Social media is still flooding with a superfluity of tweets from JEE Main and NEET 2020 aspirants demanding clarification on the exams. The concern among the students is growing as the entrance exams are approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic situation is getting worse. NTA is the main conducting authority of JEE, NEET and all the other entrance exams and functions under HRD Ministry. JEE Main is scheduled to be conducted from July 18 – July 23, 2020 and NEET 2020, on July 26, 2020. As per the statistics, students applying for NEET-UG stands at 15 lakhs and for JEE Main, 9 lakhs.

On June 25, 2020, CBSE announced the cancellation of the remaining class 10 and 12 examinations scheduled between the first 15 days of July. Although, class 12 students have been provided with the provision to be either evaluated on the basis of previous examinations or sit for the exams when the situation is “conducive”. The central board has also cancelled the CTET examination which was scheduled on July 5.

Students are growing anxious for a number of reasons such as maintenance of social distancing outside exam centres. “A single corona patient is enough to create hotspot at the examination centres.”, Jaydeep Thakor wrote on Twitter.

To make things easy for the students from their end, NTA earlier launched a National Abhyaas App on May 19. The application will provide mock tests in both English and Hindi.

Some of the tweets by the aspirants are –

The panic among the students has grown more since the cancellation of Class 10 and 12 Board examinations. HRD Ministry is likely to make a decision soon. The ministry calmed the students by stating that they will assess the current pandemic situation in the country and might review dates in the first week of July.