The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to postpone entrance examination including UGC, NET, JNU, and IGNOU PhD and a few others during the lockdown.
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: “The Director General of National Testing Agency has been advised to postpone the last date for submission of applications for various examinations”.
The Union Minister said: “This includes admission examinations of Jawaharlal Nehru University UGC NET, IGNOU PhD, ICAR exam, NCHM-G and management course.” The deadline for all these exams has been extended by one month.
UGC NET, NEET, JNU, Ph.D., & TTE Entrance Exams Postponed
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also directed the CBSE, NIOS, and NTA to set up a revised timetable of examinations. Alongside this, self-ruling bodies and the NCERT have been approached to set up an alternative academic schedule.
The Ministry has made this step so all understudies can apply for these exams easily.
Taking into account the risk of coronavirus disease, the Central government has also chosen to delay the NEET examinations. Admit cards were to be given for the NEET tests however, they have not been issued. Presently, the Ministry has given a notification to postpone the examinations.
“After the nationwide lockdown is implemented, it is no longer possible to conduct this type of examination,” said a senior official.
The JEE Main examinations have likewise been postponed. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for submission of the structure for the term-end examinations to be held on April 30, 2020, with no late fee. Understudies can present the June TEE examination forms on the official site of IGNOU. The cutoff time for submission of assignments has also been reached out to April 30.
A senior official of the Ministry said: “In compliance with the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 24, all the offices of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and its autonomous and subordinate institutions will remain closed for a period of three weeks.”