Supreme Court paves method for JEE, NEET in September


New Delhi, August 17

The JEE (Main) and NEET-Undergraduate examinations scheduled for September will probably be performed on time because the Supreme Court right now dismissed a plea to postpone these as a result of Covid-19, saying a treasured 12 months of scholars “can’t be wasted”.

“Life has to go on… Life has to move ahead. A precious year of students cannot be wasted,” a three-judge Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra stated, including college students’ profession “cannot be put under jeopardy for long”.

The order paves the way in which for conducting these examinations subsequent month. As per the general public notices issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the assessments, the JEE (Main) April 2020 is scheduled from September 1 to six, whereas NEET-UG 2020 is slated for September 13.

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta assured the Bench that due precautions and safeguards could be taken whereas conducting these examinations.

A gaggle of 11 college students from 11 states had moved the highest court docket looking for quashing of the July three notices issued by the NTA for conducting JEE (Main) April 2020 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-Undergraduate examinations in September. They needed the examinations to be rescheduled.

Referring to the pandemic, petitioners’ advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava urged the court docket to direct the authorities to conduct the assessments after normalcy was restored. — TNS



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