NEET MBBS 2020 Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the NEET UG 2020 exam. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam 2020 was scheduled to be held on May 3. The Agency has postponed the NEET 2020 exam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. There is no official announcement regarding the exact exam date. However, the official sources that the NEET 2020 exam likely to be conducted in the last week of May 2020.

 

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NEET 2020 Postponed Due To Coronavirus

Ministry of HRD tweeted, "Since Parents and Students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, Union HRD Minister @DrRPNishank has directed National Testing Agency @DG_NTA to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE(Main) till last week of May."

HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has tweeted, "Since Parents and Students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed National Testing Agency @DG_NTA to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE(Main) till last week of May."

The official NTA notice reads, "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 3rd May 2020."

The notice reads, "We are hopeful that we would get back to normal situation relatively soon; but for now, various concerned Ministries and Examination Boards are examining the scenario to evaluate the situation that may necessitate any change in the schedule. As of now the examination is proposed to be held in the last week on May 2020. Exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation."

It also reads, "Accordingly, the Admit Cards for the Examination which were to be issued on 27th March 2020 will now be issued later on after assessing the situation after 15th April 2020 only."

It concluded, "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 8287471852, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803 for any further clarification."

NEET UG 2020 entrance exam is conducted annually for admission to undergraduate medical or MBBS, BDS and AYUSH programmes across the country. Last year, the Government has decided to scrap AIIMS and JIPMER for admission to MBBS programmes.

Earlier, NTA has postponed JEE Main (April) 2020 examination. CBSE and CISCE along with many state education boards have postponed the board examinations due to Novel Coronavirus.

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