Aspirants for the two competitive exams—JEE and NEET— can now have a moment of respite, with the HRD ministry on Sunday stating that fresh dates for the exams will be announced on May 5.

The exams were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced to put a check on the spread of the virus containing the COVID-19 spread.

The fresh dates will be announced by HRD Minsiter Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on May 5. This will put an end to uncertainty for the aspirants. The minister will also interact with students online the same day,” a senior ministry official said.

He had also mentioned that the Minister will also be talking to the students through an online session on the same day. It is expected that MHRD Minister Mr. Nishank will make the announcement during his webinar which is scheduled from 12 noon to 2 pm. This is been done to help students get some clarity about the competitive examination and to prepare for the same accordingly.

During his interaction with the students, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is expected to field their questions regarding college sessions and entrance examinations, according to sources.

As per the reports, the JEE and NEET exams are like to be conducted by the end of June.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had earlier deferred that the JEE Main Exam 2020 which was scheduled to be conducted on April 5,7,8 and 11 has been rescheduled to the last week of May. The NEET exam, which was supposed to be held on May 3, was also postponed due to the extension in the lockdown period.