The JEE and NEET 2020 exams have been postponed as parents and students raised concerns over safety by conducting exams during the COVID-19.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Union Minister of Human Resource Development(HRD), announced on July 3, 2020, that the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) would be held between September 1-6. JEE Advanced would be held on September 27, and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) would take place on September 13. This decision has been taken after several students, and their parents took to social media platforms to raise concerns over the impending COVID-19 situation and attempting exams in July. The NEET and JEE were initially scheduled in May. But they were rescheduled to be held in July 2020, after the nationwide lockdown.
The India Wide Parents Association wrote a letter to the HRD Minister Nishank, which was signed by the several parents of both NEET and JEE Mains candidates to postpone the examinations. Parents of NEET candidates who live in West Asian countries filed a plea in the Supreme Court demanding that examination centers to be set up in those countries or that the examination be postponed. According to a National Testing Agency(NTA) notice, students can request a change in their examination center until July 15, given that travel is still disrupted in many areas.