The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 has been postponed to the last week of May, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Rameskh Pokhiryal Nishank said in a tweet.
Earlier, the NEET exam was scheduled to be held on May 3.
He also informed that the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Main will also be held in May last week. Now the admit card for NEET and JEE will be released after April 15. Earlier, the admit card for NEET was scheduled to be released on March 27 and for JEE Main it was to be released on March 16.
"Since Parents and Students have to travel to different examination centres, to avoid any inconvenience to them, I have directed National Testing Agency to postpone NEET (UG) 2020 and JEE(Main) till last week of May," the HRD Minister wrote in his tweet.
Both the exams have been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic has gripped India. So far, 724 people in India have been affected with the disease. While 17 have lost their lives to the virus, 66 have recovered. The global causalities stand at 24,057.