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Coronavirus outbreak: NEET and JEE (Main) exams postponed

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New Delhi, March 27, 2020 (IANS) In the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to postpone the ensuing (UG) and (Main) May 2020 exams, Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Friday.

The NTA, in a statement, said: “As of now the examination is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation.”

Accordingly, the admit cards for the examination which were to be issued on March 27 will now be issued later on after assessing the situation after April 15, NTA added.

Meanwhile the HRD Minister has requested students to utilize the extra time to study for examinations.

“I request all students to utilize this time to study for these exams well and stay safe,” Pokhriyal said in a tweet.

A PIB Press release says: 

In view of the hardships faced by the parents and the students due to COVID-19 epidemic, the National Testing Agency has postponed the ensuing NEET (UG) May 2020 examination scheduled to be held on the May 3, 2020.

NTA informed that as of now the examination is proposed to be held in the last week of May 2020. Exact date will be announced later after assessing the situation. Accordingly, the Admit Cards for the Examination which were to be issued on March 27, 2020 will now be issued later on after assessing the situation after April 15, 2020 only.

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NTA requested students and parents to not worry about the Examination and also requested parents to help young students utilize this time for preparing for the Examination and focus on critical concepts in order to close learning gaps if any. NTA would keep students updated about the latest developments and would inform about changes with ample time.

The candidates and their parents are advised to keep visiting ntaneet.nic.in and www.nta.ac.in for latest updates. They are also being informed individually through their registered mobile number/ email-id. The candidates can also contact at 8700028512, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803for any further clarification.

 



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