Revised JEE Main and NEET 2020 exam dates announced by HRD Minister

Eager to know when JEE Main, Advanced, and Joint Entrance Exam for medical and dental courses will be held? The updated schedules of the examinations have been announced by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the live webinar on 5th May 2020. Read this article to get the new exam dates.

Confusion of almost 25 lakh examinees has come to the end! It was informed by CBSE on its official website earlier that the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will interact directly with students, parents as well as teachers via Twitter and Facebook to reply to all queries of the students. Accordingly, live interaction with students was organized on 5th May 2020 and during this webinar the new schedule of exam dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 was announced by the Minister.

Initially, it was planned to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and NEET 2020 in April. But those were re-scheduled by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to take place in the last week of May 2020 instead of 5th, 7th to 9th and 11th April 2020 that were mentioned in the issuing notice on its website on 31st March 2020 due to the nationwide lockdown for corona outbreak. All examinees were awaiting the new dates since then, which is now further postponed as the lockdown has been extended till 17th May as of now.

What the HRD minister has exactly announced

The HRD minister announced that the process of examination for JEE Main and NEET 2020 will be stated in the month of July and the new academic session will be commencing by the month of August of the present academic year. However, as of now, the new dates are as follows:
  • JEE Main exam 2020 will be begun on 18th July and will be continued up to 23rd July 2020. The exam will be held at various centers across the country.

  • The NEET 2020 will be held on 26th July 2020.

  • JEE Advanced will be conducted in the month of August, although no dates for the same has been announced.

  • There is no update as yet on the date for Admit Cards for JEE Main 2020 or NEET 2020

The Minister also added that the pupils will have a reduced syllabus in the next academic session as they have already lost their valuable academic time. As he stated, the "loss of instructional time" for a "proportionate reduction" in the syllabus will be assessed by CBSE, and JEE 2021, as well as NEET 2021, will be organized based on the reduced syllabus only.

However, candidates may also check the official site at or for the latest updates, if any.

All examinees are also suggested to have a look at some useful tips for the success in JEE Main before leaving this page.

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Author: Umesh07 May 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Due to the impending virus threat, the authorities are forced to postpone these important exams for which so many students are contending, preparing and anxiously waiting. If the virus threat is accelerated and the situation becomes difficult then the authorities have no other way other than the few more such postponements which eventually will be a loss to the students. I feel that students should continue with their preparations. There is no point in becoming panicky or discouraged as it would hamper their performance in the possible forthcoming entrance examination.

Author: Dhruv19 Jul 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 7

It is to be noted by the JEE Main 2020 aspirants that the examination dates have been further rescheduled from July to September. The new rescheduled dates are now from 01 - 06 September 2020. The tests will be conducted in two shifts a day, from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. This was announced by NTA in a public notice dated 03 July 2020. It is also to be kept in mind by the candidates that the date for the JEE Advanced 2020 has also been rescheduled to 27 September 2020 (Sunday). The new rescheduled dates for the medical entrance exam NEET 2020 is 13 September (Sunday).

With this, all these exams have been postponed twice. With the COVID crisis yet to reach its peak, it is very uncertain, whether the testing agencies will be able to conduct these exams even in September. Most likely they may see another postponement. So students need to be prepared for every eventuality. They should keep track of the JEE Main NTA website for the latest updates about the exam. The admit cards will be uploaded 15 days before the exams. Earlier, the NTA had also allowed for the correction of centre cities, photographs, signatures and particulars in the online applications of the candidates. The window for correction is, however, going to close tomorrow, i.e. by 5 pm on 20 July 2020.

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