On Monday, The Supreme Court rejected a petition asking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2020.
While rejecting the petitions, Justice Arun Mishra said that education must open up. COVID may stay for a year more. Are you going to wait for another year?
Do you know what is the loss to the nation and peril to the students, Justice Mishra said.
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Are you not demanding that the court should open up amid COVID-19? Do you see this glass partition fixed here? When we are getting ready to open up, you say that the exams should not be held, Justice Mishra also said.
The plea, filed through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, had also asked a direction to the authorities to increase the number of examination centers for these exams. "Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including petitioners herein) at utmost risk and danger of disease and death. The best recourse at this stage can be to wait for some more time, let the COVID-19 crisis subside, and then only conduct these exams, to save lives of the students and their parents," the plea said.
As per NTA, which conducts entrance exams for admission in higher educational institutions in India, has decided to conduct JEE (Main) April-2020 through online mode and NEET UG-2020 exams through offline mode at 161 centers across India.
So, now NTA is expected to declare the date for the release of the admit card and upload it on the official website soon.
Once the admit cards are issued, aspirants who have registered for the JEE Mains 2020 examination will be able to download their admit cards online at jeemain.nta.nic.in.