NEET to be held on schedule: No postponement

The Review Petition for postponement of NEET, JEE Main 2020 was dismissed today by the Supreme Court. A three judge bench, lead by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the review petition filed by 6 CMs of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab and Chattisgarh. Supreme Court has decided to uphold its August 17 decision to conduct the NEET 2020 and JEE 2020 examinations.

The petition was filed by ministers of six states against the court’s August 17 order allowing the National Test Agency (NTA) to hold NEET and JEE exams in September, 2020.

No further change in date of NEET/JEE

There will be no further change in the dates of Neet and JEE exams, the Supreme Court on Monday said after dismissing a PIL seeking postponement of the two tests. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Misra said: “The careers of students cannot be endangered. Are all students ready to waste one year? The education system needs to be reopened.” Life must go on with all the precautions that are needed the judges were quoted as saying by a section of the media.

The decision came following a petition filed by eleven students from eleven different states. These students had urged that the tests be held only after the Corona pandemic situation normalizes.

NEET is scheduled to be held on 13th September and JEE between 1st and 6th September, 2020.

NEET 2020 Exam Rescheduled

The HRD Ministry postponed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020) again due to the pandemic. Exams now to be held in September.

The Union HRD Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, announced on 03.07.2020 that NEET exam will now be held on 13th September, 2020. The Minister said that keeping in mind the health and security of the students because of the rising COVID-19 cases, the exam had to be rescheduled. This year, this is the second time that the NEET exam has been deferred since the lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic. It was earlier supposed to be held in May but was rescheduled to July and now again has been shifted to September.