Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) are two of the most coveted entrance examinations in the country. While the JEE is meant for students seeking admission in engineering colleges, NEET is meant for students seeking admission in medical colleges in the country. Both these entrance exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
This year, more than 15 Lakh students had registered for NEET 2020, and approximately 9 Lakh students registered for JEE 2020. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, both these exams have been postponed. Finally, the HRD Minister made some important announcements regarding the dates for JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020.
JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Important Dates
As per the announcement by Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the JEE Mains 2020 will now be conducted across the country from 18th July onwards and will be completed by 23rd July 2020. The minister further elaborated that the NEET 2020 will now be conducted across the country on 26th July 2020.
Students have been given the option to change their examination centre for JEE Mains 2020 or NEET 2020 because due to the nationwide lockdown, students have been stuck in different places. While the minister specified that the JEE advanced 2020 will be conducted in the month of August 2020 but did not mention any specific dates as of now.
JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Admit Cards to be released soon
The admit cards for all the candidates who have registered for JEE Mains 2020, or NEET 2020 will be released by the NTA soon. The admit cards will be made available on the official website of the NTA @ www.nta.ac.in. Candidates must log-on to the official website as soon as the admit cards are released and download them immediately. It is mandatory for all the candidates to bring their admit cards on the examination day.
All the details pertaining to the examination centre, examination day, Examination timings etc will be mentioned on the admit card. Any candidates appearing for JEE Mains 2020 or NEET 2020 without the admit card and a valid ID proof will not be allowed inside the examination centre.
JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Preparation Resources
The minister mentioned that the curriculum for both the JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020 has been curtailed. He also asked the students to use online resources like the DIKSHA platform to prepare for the exams. Students living in areas with poor internet connectivity can use the SWAYAM Prabha TV channels for their preparation. Preparation content and learning resources will be shared on the SWAYAM Prabha TV channels periodically.