JEE Main-NEET: SC to consider Tomorrow review plea by 6 States

The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider Friday a review plea by six opposition-ruled states against its August 17 order allowing the conduct of NEET (UG) and JEE (Mains).

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider Friday a review plea by six opposition-ruled states against its August 17 order allowing the conduct of NEET (UG) and JEE (Mains) entrance examinations physically amidst Covid-19 pandemic.

While rejecting the plea for further postponement of exams, the apex court had said that “life cannot be stopped” and the “career of students cannot be put in jeopardy”.

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The JEE (Main) was to be held on April 7-11. Due to the pandemic, it was first postponed to July 18-23, and later rescheduled for September 1-6. The JEE (Advanced) is to be held on September 27.

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JEE Main-NEET:

Six Ministers of opposition-ruled states moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 in September Amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The review plea has been filed by ministers from West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), Punjab (B S Sidhu) and Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant).

At a meeting convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, seven chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states decided to jointly move the Supreme Court on the issue of JEE and NEET exams.

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Demands For JEE And NEET Postponement

The Supreme Court on August 17 allowed NTA to go ahead with its plan.  To conduct JEE Main and NEET 2020 as per schedule in September. On August 24, the court rejected another plea seeking online NEET 2020 exam centres for overseas students.

The JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while the JEE (Advanced) on September 27. In addition, the NEET will be held on September 13.

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