No Decision to Postpone NEET 2020, States MHRD
Mar 23 2020 5:25PM
As all state and central level entrance and board exams have been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak, students preparing for the NEET 2020 are quite anxious about the status of the medical entrance test, scheduled to be conducted on May 3, 2020. MHRD secretary Amit Khare said that there is no decision has been made yet to postpone NEET.
“The decision to reschedule the NEET Exam will be made on the basis of the situation. For now, the NEET will be conducted as per schedule,” said HRD secretary.
A total of 15.93 lakh (15,93,452) students have registered for NEET UG 2020, with nearly 33,357 candidates from J&K.
According to Diptajit Sinha, who is preparing for JEE Main and NEET at the same time, “The postponement of the examinations scheduled obstruct the preparations. In such exams, even a single mark difference can change the fate of candidates. The JEE Main has been deferred, but what about NEET?”
“NEET is scheduled on May 3, and if the revised JEE Main dates happen to be in the same week, it will be too much pressure on us,” Diptajit, indicating his concern. The JEE Main was scheduled to be conducted on Apri 5, 7, 8 and 9.
Another student Harsh Malhotra who is preparing only for NEET stated, “The confinement obviously influences the preparation, but thanks to digital learning platforms availed by major institutes, the circumstance is under control. My CBSE papers are almost over with only Hindi left (delayed earlier), I am preparing without any pressure and interruption.”