Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday advised the Director General of National Testing Agency (NTA) to reschedule the registration deadline for several upcoming entrance examinations like ICAR Exam, JNUEE, UGC NET, CSIR NET, NCHM JEE, IGNOU PhD, Management Entrance exams and All India Ayush PG Entrance Test by a month. The decision has been taken to make it convenient for the students to fill the form amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country resulting in lockdown.
The minister informed this through his tweets on the microblogging site twitter
To enable students to fill up their application forms during these testing times, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the last date of acceptance of applications of ICAR Exam, JNU Entrance Exam, UGC NET, CSIR NET, NCHM JEE, IGNOU PhD and Management Entrance Exams by 1 month.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) March 30, 2020
A lot of aspiring candidates had requested the minister to postpone the application deadline for various entrance examinations.
The agency will be announcing the fresh dates for the application process soon after reviewing the conditions.