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Live Update: JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 Postponed, New Dates Set For September

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020

In yet another relief to students, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that the JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 have been postponed. This decision was taken ‘keeping in mind the safety of students’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic as mentioned in his tweet. In a live webinar today with Sunil Chettri and PV Sindhu, he mentioned that JEE Main and NEET are important exams, yet safety of students is the first priority for the government. New exam dates for JEE Main 2020 are 1st to 6th September, 2020. Whereas, JEE Advanced 2020 is now scheduled for September 27th. Along with this, he has also postponed NEET 2020, which shall now be held on 13th September 2020, a week after JEE Main.

Students reacted happily towards this announcement with the tweet receiving more than 16,000 likes. A lot of students thanked him for this due measure. This would help not only the students, but also the government to focus on limiting the spread of coronavirus.

This seems more like a temporary relief to almost 25 lac students. Almost 10 lac students have registered for JEE Main 2020 and 15 lac students for NEET. The COVID-19 cases are spreading like wildfire every day with close to 21,000 cases found on 2nd July. Even though the government is taking extreme measures to curb this spread, it is unlikely that the situation will be in control by the end of August. A lot of students feel the decision to postpone the exam will go in vain as the government might have to postpone the exam dates again during August.

Mr Pokhriyal has asked students to keep preparing for the exam and to not stop studying. It is imperative that students must not stop as this gives them an opportunity to improve their chances of getting a good college. There are also few opinions on admission to colleges based on 10+2 scores. Meanwhile, NTA has not yet published any public notice on JEE Main 2020. The notice might explain more on the exam shifts and releasing date of JEE Main Admit Card. Keep checking our page for the latest updates on JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020, and stay safe!

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