In the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has asked the Central government to remove the prevailing uncertainty around various competitive and entrance examinations to be held.
Kattar urged the Government of India to take quick steps to remove the uncertainty around dates of National Defence Academy (NDA)’s Combined Defense Services (CDS) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), JEE Main, and NEET examinations conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
Earlier, JEE Main and NEET examinations where postponed in March. The JEE Main, which is being held as a screening test for IIT entrance exam JEE Advances as well as engineering entrance, was scheduled for April while the NEET, which is being held for admissions to undergraduate courses in medical and allied subjects, was planned for May first week.
According to new updates from the NTA, both the exams will now be held in June as the lockdown has been extended till May 3.
Earlier, the agency had announced May last week as the tentative period for conducting both the entrance examinations.
The UPSC had said in a notification in March last week that the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination scheduled to be held in April was postponed. The examination, popularly known as NDA exam, has been deferred till further notice.