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JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, NEET on July 26: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

The 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 across the country.

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JEE Main, JEE Advance, NEET 2020 Exam Date News, Updates: JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, JEE-Advanced in August, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Tuesday while interacting with students live on social media. The minister also announced fresh date for NEET exam. It will be held on July 26.  Nishank had earlier announced that the JEE Main and NEET exams will be held in May end. However, with the nationwide lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic being extended to May 17, the exams were postponed.

According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), for JEE Main over nine lakh candidates have registered, on the other hand over 15.93 lakh students are likely to take up the NEET 2020 exams.

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HRD Miniter Ramesh Pokhriyal’s LIVE interaction with students – Highlights

#Decision on pending CBSE 10, 12 Board exams soon

Decision will be taken soon on the pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10th and 12th board exams, the HRD Minister said.

#NEET exam date announced!

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced fresh date for NEET exam. The exam will be held on July 26.

#JEE-Mains, JEE-Advanced dates out!

JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, JEE-Advanced in August, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said.

#Reduced syllabus this academic session

Responding to a question from a student, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the academic session will start late this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The minister said central, state boards have been asked to reduce syllabus for the upcoming session.

# When will colleges open? HRD Minister replies

With the government extending the lockdown till May 17, students are worried when will the colleges open. Responding to a query during his online interaction with students, HRD Minister Pokhriyal said that the college-level exams will be held from July 1 and results would could out by the end of the same month. The new session in colleges is likely to begin in August. However, the minister added that if colleges are unable to open due to high number of Coronavirus cases in their respective locations then students can be promoted on the basis of their previous record.

The 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 across the country.

Meanwhile, the HRD Ministry is yet to clarify when the remaining exams of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 and 12 will take place. Exams of as many as 29 subjects were postponed after the government announced lockdown from March 25. It was later extended till May 3 and further to May 17 as the number of Coronavirus positive cases continues to rise in the country.

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