HRD Ministry sets up panel to discuss when NEET, JEE exams can be conducted

HRD Ministry sets up panel to discuss when NEET, JEE exams can  be conducted

By: Categorical Information Service | New Delhi |

Printed: July 3, 2020 1:30:30 am


This committee, with DG Nationwide Testing Company and different consultants as its members, is to submit its suggestions to the HRD Minister by Friday, after which a ultimate announcement will probably be made. (Categorical Picture by Abhinav Saha)

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday introduced {that a} committee has been set as much as evaluation the prevailing scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic and the protection of examinations below the circumstances which is able to deliberate when the much-awaited NEET and JEE assessments can happen.

This committee, with DG Nationwide Testing Company and different consultants as its members, is to submit its suggestions to the HRD Minister by Friday, after which a ultimate announcement will probably be made.

“I’ve been constantly receiving requests and representations from college students taking the JEE and NEET examinations by social media, emails and varied platforms of the HRD Ministry, that contemplating the current circumstances, the examinations needs to be postponed a bit. On the premise of those requests, I had requested DG NTA and his workforce to look into the matter and take note of all elements of the scenario and report again to me day after newest. Our precedence is the protection of the scholars who will probably be taking the examinations. The Committee will advocate how and when the exams can happen,” Pokhriyal stated on Thursday.

As many as 9 lakh candidates have registered to take the JEE (Foremost), and roughly 16 lakh have registered for NEET.

College students throughout the nation have been protesting towards holding exams at the moment, demanding NEET and JEE be postponed. If the committee choice is to postpone the examinations additional, it should additional push again the doorway of recent college students in to larger training establishments and the start of lessons for first 12 months college students. The indicative calendar issued by the College Grants Fee in April had proposed the brand new tutorial calendar for the recent batch to start within the first week of September.

The postponement of JEE (Foremost) will moreover push again the dates of JEE (Superior) as candidates aspiring for JEE (Superior) will first must clear the JEE (Foremost).

The HRD Ministry had earlier deferred all aggressive exams scheduled in April, Might and June as a result of nationwide lockdown.

On Might 5, the Ministry introduced that the JEE (Foremost) — the gateway examination for admission to NITs — will probably be held over 5 days between July 18 and July 23. The Ministry additional introduced that the NEET examination for undergraduate medical programmes will probably be held on July 26.

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