Days after the Supreme Court said the JEE and NEET medical entrance exams would be held as per schedule, Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Education also confirmed today that the NEET, JEE Main 2020 entrance examinations cannot be postponed.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by 11 students from different states seeking the postponement of JEE (Main) April 2020 and NEET-Undergraduate examinations due to the rising Covid 19 cases in the country. The court has expressed that exams are important so that students don’t lose an academic year.
In its verdict announced on August 17, the top court observed that, “There is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. In our opinion, though there is pandemic situation, but ultimately life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted.”
Admit Cards and Schedule For NEET, JEE Exams 2020
Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, there was a delay in the release of admit cards. According to the official notification dated August 20, the testing body said that downloading of Admit Cards indicating Roll Number, Test Centre Number & Address, Question Paper Medium, Reporting/Entry Time and Gate Closing Time of Centre shall commence shortly. Once it is released students can access it on the official website nta.ac.in.
The JEE (Main) exam is scheduled to be held between September 1 and September 6 while JEE (Advanced) has been penciled in for September 27. NEET exam will be conducted on September 13.