New Delhi: In a huge relief to students, ending uncertainty for engineering and medical college aspirants, the government announced dates for conducting Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

While interacting with students in a webinar, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the JEE-Mains exams will be held from July 18-23 while JEE-Advanced exams will be held in August. He also announced that the medical entrance exam NEET will be conducted on July 26.

IIT-JEE (Main) examination, 2020, will be held on 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 July. The minister said IIT-JEE Advanced exam will be held in August, but the exact dates will be announced later on.

The examination, earlier, was suggested to be conducted in June after the May 3 exam was cancelled. Ending all the speculation, HRD Minister has announced that the exam would be now conducted in July.

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NEET 2020 would see more than 16 lakh students appearing for the medical entrance examination. With the large number of students and considering the present situation in the country, the decision was taken to postpone the exams till July.

Usually, the NEET admit cards are released a good one month before the examination date. However, due to the present situation, it is possible that the NEET 2020 admit cards may be released about a week or 10 days ahead of the examination. NTA will release the complete schedule for the NEET 2020 examination. It is likely that the NEET 2020 admit cards may be released by the end of June or in the first week of July.

The complete revised schedule for NEET 2020 would also be made available on as well as on

Students are advised to keep a check on the official website for the latest updates as well. Queries regarding the same were addressed today. HRD minister is also expected to answer the questions regarding the pending CBSE Board Exams 2020.