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UGC NET 2020, JNUEE, CSIR-NET registration dates extended due to Covid-19 pandemic

The online application process of University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) 2020 has been extended by the National Testing Agency (NTA) due to Covid-19 pandemic.

UGC NET 2020, JNUEE, CSIR-NET registration dates extended due to Covid-19 pandemic

UGC NET 2020, JNUEE, CSIR-NET registration dates extended due to Covid-19 pandemic

UGC NET 2020: The online application process of University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) 2020 has been extended. All the candidates can apply for UGC NET 2020 till May 16, 2020 on the official website, the link for which is ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Monday directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to postpone the last date of acceptance of applications for multiple exams conducted by it, including UGC NET and JNU entrance test, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"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," Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tweeted.

JNUUU 2020 application date extended:

Meanwhile, the JNU entrance exam deadline has been extended amidst Covid-19 lockdown. "Due to the COVID-19 challenging times, the application deadline for JNU entrance exam (JNUEE) is extended and students can make use of this extended time to fill up the application form and prepare for JNUEE," JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar said.

Further, the detailed schedule mentioning revised dates of downloading of admit cards and of examination will be displayed separately on respective examination website(s) and www.nta.ac.in, after assessment of the situation after April 15, 2020 only. The candidates and their parents are advised to keep visiting the respective examination website and www.nta.ac.in for latest updates.

Other exams:

  • The National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) JEE 2020 registration process has been extended till April 30. Earlier the last date to apply for the same was March 31
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Admission Test-2020 for PhD and Open Mat (MBA) application procedure has been extended till April 30
  • The online application submission date of the CSIR-National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET)-June 2020 has been extended till May 15.

The country is under a 21-day lockdown from March 25 to contain coronavirus outbreak. The virus has infected 1,071 people and claimed 29 lives, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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