The Union HRD Ministry on Friday postponed the nationwide medical entrance examination, NEET, in view of the countrywide lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, officers mentioned.
The Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET), whose marks are used for admission in faculties throughout the nation, was scheduled for Might 3.
The HRD Ministry’s Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) postponed the examination in view of the three-week lockdown in addition to pending board exams for just a few topics.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ mentioned the choice has been taken to keep away from any inconvenience to college students and fogeys who should journey to totally different centres throughout the nation to jot down the examination.
“In view of hardships confronted by each mother and father and college students in view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the NEET examination scheduled on Might 3 has been postponed, NTA Director-Common Vineet Joshi mentioned.
He mentioned, “We’re hopeful that we’d get again to regular state of affairs comparatively quickly however for now varied involved ministries and examination boards are inspecting the situation to guage state of affairs which may necessitate any adjustments in schedule.”
“As of now, the examination is proposed to be held in final week of Might. Actual dates shall be introduced later after assessing the state of affairs,” Joshi mentioned.
The dying toll attributable to COVID-19 rose to 17 within the nation on Friday and the variety of optimistic coronavirus circumstances climbed to 724, based on the Union Well being Ministry.
The federal government has introduced a national lockdown until April 14 to include the unfold of coronavirus.
In the meantime, Vidyamandir lessons, which supplies teaching for engineering and medical entrance exams, is conducting its Nationwide Admission Take a look at (NAT) on-line on Sunday.