HRD panel to review situation for conduct of NEET, JEE: Minister

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Team Careers360 | Jul 2, 2020 - 2:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday that a panel will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE amid concerns over a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Parents and students have raised concerns about conducting the exams in July.

"Looking at the prevailing circumstances and requests received from students & parents appearing for JEE and NEEET examinations, a committee consisting of officials from the National Testing Agency (NTA) and other experts has been advised to review the situation and submit its recommendations latest by tomorrow," Nishank said.

While medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled on July 26, engineering entrance exam JEE is scheduled to be held from July 18-23. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had last week cancelled pending board exams scheduled from July 1 to 15.

NEET 2020, JEE 2020

National Testing Agency had received nine lakh registrations for JEE Main 2020 and over 15 lakhs candidates have registered for the medical entrance exam this year.

"Looking at the prevailing circumstances [and] requests received from students & parents appearing for #JEE & #NEET examinations, a committee consisting of @DG_NTA & other experts have been advised to review the situation & submit its recommendations to @HRDMinistry latest by tomorrow," Pokhriyal wrote on his official twitter handle.

Many students have been requesting the minister to postpone the entrance examination on social media platforms.

(With inputs from PTI)

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