Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced the dates for JEE Main and NEET exams. JEE Main will be held from July 18th to July 23th while NEET will be conducted on July 26th.  JEE Advanced is expected to be held in August, dates of which are not decided yet.

The syllabus for JEE Main and NEET 2021 have been curtailed.

Over 9 lakh students have registered to appear for JEE Main and over 15.93 lakh have applied for NEET 2020, as per the National Testing Agency (NTA) – the exam conducting body.

Pokhriyal also said that the dates for CBSE class 10 and 12 exams will be announced soon.

Online window to edit JEE Main, NEET application on

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had announced to extend the online application form editing option of JEE Main, NEET, and allowed candidates to choose the exam center of their choice in order to minimize any commute for the examines and their parents. 

JEE Main, NEET to be held on reduced syllabus

For the next academic year, students will have to learn a reduced syllabus. The HRD minister informed that the syllabus will be reduced for the upcoming academic session as students have lost valuable academic time. Thus the JEE Main and NEET 2021 will be held on the reduced syllabus. 

Decision on CBSE Class 10, 12 exam dates in two days: HRD minister

The HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday said that the decison to conduct the remaining papers of CBSE Class 10, 12 will be taken in a day or two. Replying to a student’s query, the minister said “The dates of CBSE class 10, 12 examinations will be announced soon, and the decision will be taken in a day or two.” 

JEE Main, NEET dates announced

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the dates for JEE Main and NEET. JEE Main will be held between July 18th and 23th. NEET will be held on July 26th. 

How to prepare online during lockdown? asks engineering student

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that around 2000 online contents are available at online platform- Swayam, Swayam Prabha. Apart from it, students can take help from the digital library for their study. 

‘Unable to find NCERT books,’ complained a student

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said he will ask his officials to look into this matter. He said he has spoken to NCERT and CBSE directors that no student faces shortage of books. 

‘Govt is making every efforts to reach rural students’

For students hailing from rural areas, we understand that network connectivity issues can arise. For them we are making efforts to reach them.

We are adding both school and college courses on SWAYAM portal and SWYAM Prabha – a television or DTH initiative can telecast educational content on DD, tata sky, airtel TV and other platforms. This includes school level content from NCERT to college level curriculum, said Nishank 

Academic syllabus for next session reduced, says HRD minister

Due to covid-19, as the academic schedule will start late, the ministry has asked central, state board to reduce syllabus for the commencing academic session, said HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

When will colleges open? Asks a student

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the UGC calendar has suggested to conduct the college exams from July 1 and to start new session in August.

“College level exams to be held from July 1 and will try to declare result by July-end so that the session can begin from August. We have asked institutes to be aware about situation in their area. In case an area is still affected in July, they can promote students on basis of previous and internal exams,” Nishank said.  

Prepare for entrance exams from Diksha portal, says Ramesh Pokhriyal

Diksha portal has content for different exmas and in different languages. It has interactive curriculum. Students should use e-content, especially under lockdown. The national repository from open universities is also available at the portal, says HRRD 

Students raise queries on CBSE exam dates

Replying to a query on CBSE exam dates, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the decision on board exams will be taken taking cognizance of the situtaions on coronavirus pandemic. The dates will be announced soon. 

Preparation tips for JEE Main, NEET

– Start by revising topics from NCERT once again

– Limit the usage of social media

– Attempt mock tests

– Designate a separate place to study

– Solve sample papers

– Online classes and youtube for doubt solving

– Avoid stress and take small breaks

– Take help from seniors

– Make a schedule

– Stay updated, do not watch TV entire day. 

How many candidates registered for NEET, JEE Main

Around 16 lakh candidates were registered to appear for the medical entrance test NEET and 9 lakh for JEE Main


Exams only for major subjects

Answering queries raised in previous live, the HRD Minister had informed that students from classes 1 to 8 will be promoted to the next classes across India without exams. Several states had already made that announcement. He reiterated the exams for major subjects which are important for the college admission process will be held only. 

Point of discussion

Apart from NEET, JEE, and pending board exam dates, the HRD minister is also expected to talk about the new academic session. During the meeting of HRD Minister with state education ministers last week it was discussed that syllabus for board exams as well as competitive exams including JEE Main should be reduced for the upcoming session as they have lost a couple of months. This suggestion was made by Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia, however, no final decision was taken on it then.

CBSE Class 10, 12 exam dates updates

The dates of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10, 12 examinations will not release today by the HRD Minister. Refuting the media reports that the Human Resource and Development (MHRD) Minister will announce the dates of CBSE with JEE Main, NEET, board controller Sanyam Bharadwaj said, “Till now, the decision has not been taken to announce the board examination dates tomorrow.”