Pandemic Impact: Admissions & Entrance Exams Rescheduled

Extended dates of well-known entrance exams due to the ongoing pandemic caused by Covid-19 (Corona Virus)

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COVID 19 pandemic has hit India in the peak season of competitive exams. This has led to the calendar being completely disrupted for the season ahead. There are school exams, application deadlines to apply for colleges and entrance exams, etc. Due to the unprecedented situation and the lockdowns being enforced nation-wide, all the exams are postponed. Some of them have announced new likely dates while others are yet to do so after duly considering how long and the nature of this lockdown to continue.

From undergraduate, post-graduate, diploma, doctorate to vocational training aspirants, all are equally impacted due to the pandemic. In the present scenario, conducting these exams is not possible due to the fear of community-spread of the virus. These are painful and yet mandatorily necessary precautions that the Government at the Centre as well as across various States and Union Territories are having to take so as to curb the adverse effects with the potential to worsen the situation. 

 

This article is an attempt to put to gether the updated date-timelines in view of this ongoing pandemic as announced by certain testing agencies and authorized institutions. We will continue to put up informative articles on other entrance / selection exams in the coming days. Should you feel there are any other exams you want reliable information on, please do let us know. You can send us a comment (below in the comments section) or message us on the live-chat-agent should there by any doubt or clarification you need. 

 

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) 2020

It is a computer-based exam for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses from top government engineering institutes in India. The exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency and have two phases. Top 2,50,000 students from JEE MAINS rank list qualify for JEE Advanced, which is the second phase.

JEE Main 2020 - Important dates

Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

February 7, 2020 onwards

by March 12, 2020

after April 15, 2020

Last week of May 2020

To be notified - refer to the link below

Public Notification dated 31-03-2020 on Rescheduling of JEE MAIN

 

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) 2020

BITSAT-2020 is a Computer based online test for Admissions to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. 

BITSAT 2020 - important dates

  Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

January 11, 2020 onwards

April 15, 2020 (1700 hrs)

April 30, 2020 to May 18, 2020

After May 18, 2020 & by May 25, 2020

Scores: soon after exam | Admit / merit list: June 20, 2020

BITS Admissions - BITSAT 2020 Official Page

 

Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) 2020

This is the common entrance exam for aspirants seeking admission to Undergradaute courses at VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, VIT-AP, and VIT Bhopal. It is a national level online exam conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology once a year.

VITEEE 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

November 2019 onwards

to be notified

to be notified

to be notified

to be notified

VITEEE 2020 Official website

 

 

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET)

This is a national level online exam conducted by National Testing Agency annually for Assistant Professor, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) candidates. It is taken for selection of students for just Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor in recognized Indian universities and colleges.

UGC NET 2020 - important dates

Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

March 16, 2020 onwards

by May 16, 2020

to be notified

June 15, 2020 - June 20, 2020

by July 5, 2020

Public Notice dated 30-03-2020 on UGC NET 2020

 

 

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIR UGC NET)

This is a national level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency annually for the selection of aspiring lecturers in Science and Technology related streams only. It awards the candidate Junior Research Fellowship and determines their eligibility for the institutes via the exam.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 - important dates

Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

March 16, 2020 onwards

by May 15, 2020 (1600 hrs)

yet to be confirmed

June 21, 2020

by July 2020 (2nd week)

Public notice dated 30-03-2020 on CSIR UGC NET 2020

The public notice dated 30-03-2020 also confirmed that 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 15.04.2020 only. You are accordingly advised to log on to the CSIR UGC NET webpage.

 

 

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE 2020)

This is a national-level entrance examination conducted online by the Jawaharlal Nehru University every year. This exam is for the students aspiring to pursue UG/PG courses in Arts, Science, and Social Science offered by the Institution.

JNUEE 2020 - important dates

Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

March 2, 2020 onwards

by April 30, 2020

to be notified

May 11 - 14, 2020 (Reserve: May 15)

To be notified - refer to the link below

Further details may be followed on this official web-page:
https://www.jnu.ac.in/admissions


 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) (NDA Exam) 

It is the annual national level entrance exam for students aspiring to join the Army, Navy and Air-Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The selection requires qualification of two phases, including the written exam and the SSB Interview. 

 

Eligibility criteria for National Defence Academy
Army Wing Airforce Wing Navy Wing
PASS 12th Standard / Intermediate / PUC conducted by a recognized board of education PASS 12th Standard / Intermediate / PUC (conducted by a recognized board of education) with Mathematics & Physics as main subjects
Who can apply? Unmarried Male Candidates born not earlier than July 2, 2001 and not later than July 1, 2004

 

NDA & NA Exam (I)-2020, scheduled to be held on 19.04.2020, stands deferred till further notice as per the highlight ticker announcement on the website (screenshot dated April 10, 2020)

 

 

National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) JEE-2020 (formerly, NCHCMET)

NTA will conduct the National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination 2020 (NCHM JEE-2020) in CBT mode for admission to the B.Sc. Course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc.HHA) across the Country. Also NCHM JEE will be a pre-requisite for those seeking admissions into M.Sc. Hospitality Administration program  (About M. SC. Hospitality Administration) offered by NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND CATERING TECHNOLOGY and INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY at INSTITUTES OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT located in Noida, New Delhi (PUSA), Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata. The JEE scores may also be accepted by other institutions in India about which you are encouraged to check with the concerned individual institution's selection & eligibility to join their hospitality and hotel management / administration and allied courses.

NCHM JEE 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

January 01, 2020 onwards

April 30, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

NCHMJEE 2020 Official Page | Public Notice dated 30-03-2020 on revised schedule | National Council For Hotel Management And Catering Technology 

JEE for M.Sc Hospitality Administration program offered at the above mentioned institutions is WAIVED for 2 categories of candidates seeking admission: (1) Direct admission is also provided to the candidates who passed the B.Sc. Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from NCHMCT-IGNOU; OR Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management from a recognized University and the Institute is approved by AICTE by securing 55% or more aggregate marks and having two-years or more working experience in 3-star and above rated hotel industry (Industrial training which is part of Degree not to be counted as working experience) and (2) Industry sponsored candidates can also get direct admission into M.Sc. HA program without appearing in the JEE. For this, candidates with above prescribed educational qualifications and working experience can apply by downloading the application provided in the website www.thims.gov.in and send the duly filled in application along with copies of certificates of educational qualification and experience to NCHMCT latest by 22nd April 2020. Sponsorship letter from the organization should compulsorily be sent along with the application.

 

 

Indian Council of Agricultural Research's All India Entrance Examinations for admission (ICAR-AIEEA) 2020 & ICAR's All India Competitive Examination (ICAR-AICE) for Admission to Doctoral Programs & Award of JRF & SRF (PhD)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Since 2019 onwards, the Ntional Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the ICAR's All India Entrance Examinations for Admission to Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Ph.D. Courses in Agricultural Universities / higher educational institutions, and for the award of scholarships and fellowships under JRF & SRF Schemes to applicants for Doctoral Programs (PhD).

ICAR-AIEEA UG-PG, ICAR-AICE JRF/SRF (PhD) 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

March 01, 2020 onwards

April 30, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

to be notified after April 15, 2020

ICAR National Testing Agency 2020 Official Page | Public Notice dated 30-03-2020 on revised schedule | Public Notice dated 30-03-2020 on AIEEA UG, PG and AICE JRF/SRF (PhD) 2020Indian Council of Agricultural Research | ICAR AIEEA: UG Information Bulletin, Corrigendum to UG Information Bulletin | ICAR AIEEA: PG Information Bulletin, Corrigendum to PG Information Bulletin | ICAR AICE: PhD & Award of JRF / SRF, Corrigendum to AICE - JRF/SRF (PhD) 2020 

 

 

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA Session 1)

It is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) offering undergraduate programs in architecture and planning fields of study across various public and private institutions. This is an exam to be taken by those aspiring to join the five-year Undergraduate program in Architecture (BArch). It is conducted twice a year as Paper 2 of JEE MAIN.

NATA 2020 (Session 1) - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

February 1, 2020 onwards

by April 15, 2020 (2359 hrs)

to be notified

to be notified

likely to be revised / notified

Public notice dated 27-03-2020 - Postponement of First Test of NATA 2020 scheduled to be held on 19 April 2020 | Council of Architecture Official website | NATA Website 

 

 

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020

This is a national level entrance examination that is a pre-requisite for those seeking admission into Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Law Courses. According to the scores, the students are given admission to the NLIUs and other Law Schools in India.

CLAT 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

January 1, 2020 onwards

by April 25, 2020

May 2020 (first week)

May 24, 2020 (1500 hrs to 1700 hrs)

June 7, 2020

Notification dated 27-03-2020 | CLAT Official website

 

 

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

It is an annual common entrance exam offering professional courses in the state of Karnataka. It offers the students full-time courses for Engineering, Technology, BPharma, DPharma, and Agriculture in the educational institutions of Karnataka. For Architectural courses, students are required to qualify NATA to participate in the KCET counseling process.

Karnataka CET 2020 - important dates

Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

January 8, 2020 onwards

by March 16, 2020

to be notified

to be notified after April 19, 2020

to be notified

Public notice dated 03-03-2020 - Second chance to apply online | CET ONLINE webpage | Karnataka Examination Authority

 

 

U P Joint Entrance Examination (Polytechnic) UPJEE(P) 2020

It is state level entrance examination conducted every year by the JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION COUNCIL (JEEC), Uttar Pradesh. According to the exam score, students can seek admission to various engineering diploma, management and post diploma courses.

UPJEE (POLYTECHNIC) - 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

January 1, 2020 onwards

April 20, 2020

to be notified

Group A: May 31, 2020

Group B, C, D: June 1, 2020

Group E: May 31, 2020

Group F, G, H, I: June 1, 2020

Group K1 to K8: June 1, 2020

to be notified

JEECUP - Official Website | Information Brochure


 

 

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test  (AP ICET) 2020

It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education in 2020. This is an entrance exam to be taken for admission into First year of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Masterof Computer Applications (MCA) as well as for the lateral entry into Second year of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programmes in University colleges and their affiliated colleges for the academic year 2020-21.

AP ICET 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Announcement of Results

March 03, 2020 onwards

April 17, 2020 (without late fee)

to be notified

to be notified

to be notified

AP ICET 2020 - Important Dates | ICET 2020 

 

 

Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical (Pharmacy, Veterinary etc.,) Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2020

It is Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). This is the prerequisite for anyone seeking admission into various professional courses offered in University/ Private Colleges in the state of Telangana for the academic year 2020-2021 across 300+ Universities / higher educational institutions of Telangana state.

TS EAMCET 2020 - important dates

 Application issuance

Submit Application by

Admit Card issuance

Date of the Exam

Results

February 21, 2020 onwards

April 20, 2020 (without late fee)

24-04-2020 to 01-05-2020

Engg (E): May 04, 05, 07 Agri (A) & Medicine (M):
May 09, 11

June 2020 (2nd week)

TS EAMCET 2020 | TS EAMCET 2020 - Important Dates 

 


 

Almost all examination boards have extended some important deadlines to make it convenient for the aspiring candidates seeking admission. Given this unprecedented uncertainty, it is difficult for the universities to ascertain a specific date yet. The competent authorities - testing agency or the institution or the selection organization have advised that they will be making announcements as and when they are in the position to do so. 

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