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Release of NEET admit cards delayed, but no decision yet on rescheduling exam

The National Testing Agency was supposed to release admit cards on 27 March. It has now been delayed until 14 April, when the 21-day lockdown ends, and beyond.

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New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has delayed releasing the admit cards for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), which is meant for admission to medical colleges, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The agency was supposed to release the admit cards on 27 March, which has now been delayed until 14 April, when the 21-day nationwide lockdown ends, and beyond, ThePrint has learnt.

The NTA is responsible for conducting various entrance exams such as the NEET and the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).

There is, however, no decision yet on whether the date of the exam, scheduled to take place on 3 May, will be changed or not.

“We are not releasing the admit cards tomorrow (Friday). However, there is no decision yet on rescheduling the exam. We are in touch with all the agencies and will take a final call after coordinating with everyone,” an official in the NTA told ThePrint. 

He added the agency will issue an official circular in this regard Friday. 

Also read: Centre orders CBSE, educational institutions to postpone exams till 31 March over coronavirus

Lockdown effect

Over 15 lakh students have registered for NEET this year, the results of which are scheduled to be announced in June.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development had on 24 March written to all states and autonomous bodies like the NTA to work on rescheduling of exams dates. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with the NTA will work on a revised schedule for board exams and entrance exams. The JEE has already been postponed by the NTA. 

The lockdown has forced the government to look at an alternate academic calendar.

Autonomous bodies like the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have also been asked to work on an alternate academic calendar.

Also read: Modi govt wants CBSE, NCERT, colleges to revise academic calendar due to Covid-19 lockdown


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  1. Plzz consider the stress about these on going lockdown problems .on behalf of this postone the exam date of UGC NEET

  2. I have checked the official website of NTA.They have said that neet is postponded till the end of may but date is yet to be announced.you may also check ntaneet.nic.in

  3. Friend avi mastii se padho,exam hoga hi…thora late ho pr jarur hoga …stay home and best preparation of neet

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