Supreme Court will hear NEET, JEE 2020 Postponement by tomorrow. Supreme Court of India is likely to hear the case for the postponement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 examination. 11 students from across the country have petitioned the SC to postpone the competitive examinations till situation normalizes. In contrast, a set of parents have filed a petition in the apex court, asking it to intervene and ensure that the examinations are not postponed again. Students are actively seeking response from the Ministry of Education (erstwhile MHRD) as well as National Testing Agency on the matter. Taking to the social media platform twitter, students and supporters are tweeting #SOPCantSaveJEE_NEET. This is in response to the statements made earlier that SOPs would be released for safe conduct of the examination.
The advocate for the petitioners, Mr. Alakh Alok has tweeted confirming that the case may be heard tomorrow. He has also shared that they are trying to move the matter as urgent and confirmation of the same would be available at 6 pm today. As for the reason for urgency, it is indeed the impending release of the JEE Main 2020 admit card. It is worth pointing out that UPSC has already released the admit card for the UPSC NDA, NA 2020 Examination. As per the official information shared by NTA, JEE Main 2020 admit card is expected to be released online 15 days prior to the examinations – which would be around August 15 or 16 as exams are scheduled to begin from September 1, 2020.Case for Postponing NEET, JEE 2020 Exams. Students are contending that the situation is not conducive for conducting entrance examinations. As many as 11 lakh students have registered for the JEE Main 2020 examination. Around 14 to 16 lakh students have registered for NEET examination. Students have pointed out that large groups would make them susceptible to infection as Coronavirus cases continue to increase at a rapid pace in the country.
Case Against postponing NEET, JEE 2020 Exams
Countering the stand, the parents association has pointed out that already the delay of 4 months has caused grievous loss of academic year and further delay would be detrimental. The parents have also pointed out that constant delay in the examination has an adverse effect on the mental health of the students. Interestingly, in a poll conducted by Timesnownews.com, 87% of the responders wanted the NEET, JEE 2020 examinations to be postponed. There is no update from NTA or Ministry of Education as yet.
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