#JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, #JEEAdvanced in August, Medical entrance exam #NEET to be conducted on July 26: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced today JEE Main and NEET exam dates. JEE Main will be held in multiple sessions from July 19 to July 23 while medical entrance test will be conducted on July 26. JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, JEE-Advanced in August. Medical entrance exam NEET to be conducted on July 26. This is announced by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

JEE (MAIN) test to be held from July 18, 20, 21, 22 & 23
JEE (ADVANCED) to be held in August

The HRD Minister said that around 17 lakh students would be appearing for NEET 2020, which would be held on July 26. He wished students the best of luck for the common undergraduate medical exam.

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that JEE 2020 will be conducted from July 19 to July 23. He assured students that now that they know the new JEE exam date, they can continue the preparation for the undergraduate engineering entrance exam with a clear mind.

Even though measures have been taken to provide academic material online and hold online classes, internet problems were craeteing education problems in rural areas, a student complained.

The HRD minister said that online classes were available on 32 DTH channels on TV along with Tata Sky and Dish TV which can be used by the rural students to continue their studies at home even if they do not have access to an internet connection. He said the government was taking all measures to help rural students continue their studies during lockdown.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal informed answering a query that for the new academic year to begin, a decision has been taken to conduct the pending college exams within July after colleges open and start off the new academic session by August 2020.

He also informed that a Covid-19 taskforce has been formed to take care of students in all academic institutions. A website is being created with all the common queries and students can consult the same for further queries.