Supreme Court Dismissed All Pleas Regarding Postponement Of JEE And NEET

by Shatakshi Gupta

Yesterday the Supreme Court cleared the way to conduct NEET and JEE Mains Exam-2020 as per the schedule.  After the decision of the Supreme Court, NTA has issued the admit card for the examination of JEE Mains.  It should also be mentioned here that according to the released schedule of NTA, the JEE Mains Exam -2020 is to be held from 01 September 2020 to 06 September 2020.  While NEET entrance examination is to be held on 13 September 2020.  Meaning that the Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking to postpone the NEET and JEE Mains examinations.

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Dismissing these petitions, a bench headed by Justice Arun Kumar Mishra said that ‘everything cannot be stopped in the country due to Corona.  While dismissing the petition, the court gave a sharp comment that “Should everything be stopped in the country? And let a precious year of children be wasted like this?” The court has also said that it has taken into account the arguments of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it has been said that the examinations of NEET and JEE Mains will be conducted with sufficient precautions.

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 What was the whole matter?

 Petition for postponement of examination- In view of the ever-increasing case of coronavirus infection in the country, many students had moved the Supreme Court to quash the NTA’s notice issued on July 3, 2020, in which a schedule related to conducting the entrance examination of JEE Mains and NEET was released.  These students said that these exams should be conducted only after the situation is normalized due to corona infection.

In the Supreme Court, where the students were filing a petition for the postponement of these examinations on one hand, on the other hand, the Gujarat Parents’ Association, an association of the parents of the students, had filed a petition to conduct the examination as per the schedule fixed in the Supreme Court.  In this petition filed by the Gujarat Parents Association, it was said that ‘these entrance examinations determine the direction of the career of the students, so these exams should be done on time’.