JEE Main 2020, NEET UG 2020 to be scrapped! Engg, Medical admissions to be based on Class XII marks!

The Central Government is seriously considering to cancel JEE Main 2020 and NEET UG 2020 entrance exams this year due to drastic increase in coronavirus positive cases across the country since the easing of lockdown curbs since June 1.

JEE Main and NEET UG are two prestigious entrance exams in India at 10+2 level for which lakhs of students from all the States appear for admissions into engineering, medical and dental colleges.

Various state governments, which have already cancelled their respective Class X, Class XII board exams keeping in view the safety of students in the current severe corona situation, want the Central Government to cancel NEET UG and JEE Main exams. State governments have expressed their inability to conduct NEET UG and JEE Main exams in their respective states due to dangerous corona situation.

States want Central Government to allow admissions into engineering and medical colleges this year based on the performance of students in Class XII exams.

The Centre is expected to make an announcement on cancellation of JEE Main and NEET UG in a day or two.