The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is responsible for conducting entrance examinations for admission and fellowship in higher education institutions in India, has announced the postponement of its exams by one month.
The exams which were to take place in April 2020 will now take place in the last week of May 2020 due to the lockdown in India because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It had also tweeted that it would postpone the Application Process of All India Ayush PG Entrance Test by one month, in order to enable students to fill up their application forms during these difficult times.
The NTA had initially extended the date of acceptance of applications of several exams such as the ICAR Exam, JNU Entrance Exam, UGC NET, CSIR NET, NCHM JEE, IGNOU PhD and Management Entrance Exams.
However Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development in the Government of India later tweeted that the NEET (UG) and JEE (Main) exams will be postponed till the last week of May.
The postponement was effected after taking into account the various hardships of parents and students to travel to various examination centres and to avoid any inconvenience to them.