New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Common Entrance Test (CET) dates, which were earlier postponed by the state of Maharashtra is likely to be pushed again due to the coronavirus lockdown, said a report published in Times Now.

The report added that since the Union Grants Commission (UGC) has released guidelines for universities, the government of Maharashtra can decide the dates of MHT CET 2020.

Uday Samant, Education Minister of Maharashtra, recently in a media interaction informed that the state entrance exam is unlikely to held before May 31. The Higher and Technical Education Minister said that the lockdown has severely affected the schedules of exams that has been postponed due to lockdown.

The state is likely to extend lockdown for a few weeks to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country with 9,915 cases and 432 deaths.

At least 1,593 people have been cured.

"The new dates would be released on the official website," he added.

"Generally, it takes 90 days for the entire period from the announcement of an exam to its organisation and paper assessment. Going by it, we need to understand that it would take next 2-3 months for completion of the procedure,” Samant told Times Now.

He went to say that at least 30-35 lakh students are supposed to appear for the exams which makes it difficult to organise exams. The minister also assured the educational institutions that government is deciding on plans so that students do not suffer losses in their academics.

Posted By: James Kuanal