SRINAGAR: The government on Friday complied with the Supreme Court observation to conduct JEE Main and NEET exams as per schedule. Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Education has confirmed that the entrance examinations cannot be postponed.
Referring to the Supreme Court order, he has stated that the SC was very clear in its order and the examinations cannot be postponed. National Testing Agency, NTA has also released a clarification confirming the same, stating that the examination cannot be postponed.
In the letter tweeted by NTA, the agency has shared Supreme Court’s order stating that that examination cannot be postponed any further. NTA has also clarified that the examination centres for students were changed as per request and further requests were also being catered to. Apart from this, elaborate precautions have also been taken for the safety of the students.
— National Testing Agency (@DG_NTA) August 21, 2020
As per the previous schedule, JEE and NEET would be conducted next month. JEE Main exam will be conducted online from September 1 to September 6, 2020, across the country. NEET exam will be conducted offline on September 13 across 161 exam centres in India. Every year around 1.5 million students register for NEET exams out of which only 50,000 get the seats.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had said that it finds no merit in pleas demanding postponement of JEE (Main) and NEET examinations as “ultimately life has to go on and the career of the students cannot be put in peril”.