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- Supreme Court Hearing Today On NEET UG And JEE Main Entrance Examinations, Students Of 11 States Filed A Petition To Postpone The Exam
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- JEE Main will be held from 1 to 6 September, while NEET UG will be held on 13 September
- This time more than 20 lakh candidates registered for both exams.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled a plea to defer the NEET and JEE Main 2020 entrance examinations. After this, now JEE Main 2020 will be organized from September 1 to September 6, while NEET 2020 will be organized according to the schedule on September 13.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari, while ruling in the case, said that life cannot be stopped like this. We have to proceed with security measures, the future of students cannot be at stake. The court also asked the petitioning students that, do you want to waste your one year by canceling the examinations?
What happened in the court room –
Arguments against examinations: Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, appearing for the students, cited the situation arising out of the corona in front of the bench. He said that when CBSE, ICSE and AIBE can be postponed, why not JEE and NEET. He said that we are not seeking to postpone these examinations indefinitely, but in the current situation, avoiding is the only option.
The arguments in favor of examinations: On behalf of the petition, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the National Testing Agency, said that if the examinations are held according to the prescribed schedule, then all the security measures will be taken from our side and complete preparation has been done.
Court verdict: After hearing the arguments of both the parties, the court stated clearly that it is a question of the future of the students. It cannot be placed at stake. The court also advised them to value their one year while advising the petitioning students.
Students from 11 states had filed petitions
Students from 11 states had filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding the postponement of JEE Main and NEET examinations in protest against the exam. The petition has demanded that examinations should not be conducted amidst the corona epidemic in the country. In such a situation, the scheduled dates of examinations should be postponed.
More than 20 lakh students registered
This time more than 20 lakh candidates have registered for both examinations. The petition states that, with such a large number of students appearing in the examinations, the risk of spreading the infection may increase.
Students waiting for admit card
At the same time, lakhs of candidates are waiting for the admit card for both these entrance examinations. In this case, the hearing held today can prove to be very important. Earlier, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has also introduced the National Test Practice App for the candidates preparing for JEE Main (JEE Main 2020) and NEET (NEET) exams. A full question paper will be available every day for the JEE Main Examination in the National Practice App.