Medical Entrance Examination NEET and Engineering Entrance Examination JEE Main will be as per the schedule fixed in September. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition seeking adjournment of NEET and JEE Main. This decision of the apex court has cleared the way for both the examinations. The petition sought to postpone the proposed JEE Main and NEET UG examinations in September due to rising cases of Kovid-19 infection.
A division bench of Justices Arun Kumar Mishra, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari dismissed the plea saying that everything in the country cannot be stopped due to Corona. Justice Mishra said, “Should everything be stopped in the country?” (Children) let a precious year be wasted like this? “The bench said that it had taken the pleas of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on record that JEE and NEET examinations would be conducted with adequate precautions.
The JEE exam will be held from September 1 to September 6, while the NEET exam will be held on September 13. It is being told that after this decision of the Supreme Court, the admit card of JEE Main can be issued today or in a day or two.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that life will continue even during the Kovid-19 era. The precious year of the students cannot be wasted. The court does not want to jeopardize the careers of students by interfering with the decision of the National Testing Agency.
During the hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava said that Kovid-19 vaccine is being made. We are not asking to postpone the exam forever. But the court did not find any merit in the petition.
The bench said, ‘You (Lawyers) have demanded to open physical courts. But you want the exam to be postponed. Postponement of examination is a loss of the country.
Significantly, 11 students from 11 states had filed a petition in the Supreme Court with a request to postpone the JEE Main and NEET UG examinations in view of the fast-growing number of Kovid-19 epidemic cases in the country. The petition requested the cancellation of the July 3 notice of the National Examination Agency (NTA), referring to the coronavirus epidemic. It is through these notices that NTA has decided to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, April 2020 and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) in September. The petition requested to instruct the authorities to conduct these examinations only after normalcy is restored.
After the petition seeking postponement of the examination was rejected, the petition was withdrawn in which both the entrance examinations were required to be done as per the schedule.
Centres will also be made in government schools and colleges for the National Ease of Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. Till now CBSE used to be the centre of NEET in schools. But due to corona, the examination is to be taken from social distancing. For this reason, this time a centre will also be made in government schools. Apart from private schools, a total of 55 centres for NEET in Patna district will be built in government schools and colleges. It will include 22 thousand 913 candidates.
It may be noted that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has written a letter to the Patna District Education Office requesting to set up centres in government schools and colleges. Together it said that Engineering College, Law College can also be made examination centre for NEET.
A student allegedly committed suicide at her home in Tamil Nadu for fear of an upcoming NEET exam. The police gave this information on Wednesday. The 19-year-old resident of East Venkatasamy Road was preparing for the NEET exam in September and was depressed about it.
The candidate will be allowed to enter the examination centre with these things-
- Face Mask
- Gloves in hand
- Transparent Bottle of Water
- Small Hand Sanitizer (50 ml)
- Admit card and ID card.
- Frisking of candidates from a long-handled detector will be mandatory.
- Frisking person will ensure that the detector does not touch any student’s body.
- The presence of Bluetooth and WIFI signal will be checked in the examination centre and examination room.
- Manually signature will be taken. Thumb impressions will not be taken.
- The physical movement of the invigilator in the exam room will be reduced.
- The water dispenser must also be installed. Students will also be allowed to bring their own water bottle to the seat.
- Gloves and masks will be inserted into the Dustbin opening from the foot only in and out of the examination centre.
NTA is also in touch with top medical professionals to conduct the examination with complete security. Every effort will be made to protect the health of students and staff.
Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia have appealed to the Central Government to cancel the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to be held in September. Sisodia made the appeal on Saturday when more than 90 per cent of the candidates participating in JEE Main had downloaded their admit cards.
Manish Sisodia tweeted that the central government is playing with the lives of millions of people in the name of JEE and NEET exam. My appeal to the Center is that both these exams are cancelled this year and any alternative arrangement should be made for admission this year. There is a need to take some major steps in this terrible disaster.