JEE, NEET to be held as per Sept schedule, says NTA amid calls for postponement

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The National Testing Agency on Tuesday refused to change the schedule of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

In a fresh set of guidelines released on Tuesday evening, the NTA said that the NEET will be held on Septmeber 13 and JEE from September 1 to September 6.

The apex exam body cited the August 17 Supreme Court that rejected the plea seeking postponement of these exams saying a crucial year of students “cannot be wasted” and life has to go on.

The NTA has, since then, released Admit Cards of JEE (Main) Examination will also release admit cards shortly, it said in a statement. It has ensured that more than 99% candidates get their first choice of centre cities in both of these examinations, the statement added.

Following concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of examination centres have been increased from 570 to 660 in case of JEE Main and from 2546 to 3843 in case of the NEET exam.

For the JEE main exam , the number

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