JEE (Mains) and NEET Exams: SC dismisses review petition seeking postponement of exams

By Rajan Nath - September 04, 2020 4:09 pm

Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the review petition filed by ministers of 6 states, seeking review of the court's August 17 order to conduct NEET-UG and JEE (Mains) examinations.

The ministers from 6 states had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of the August 17 order. These states are West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra.

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had pointed out that world over, exams were being held online, he suggested that the JEE/NEET and other professional exams like Medical and Law could also be held online and there was no need to put the students at risk.

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Meanwhile, Union Minister for Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said that 82.14 percent aspirants took the JEE (Main) exam on September 3 while 81.08 percent aspirants took the exam on September 2.

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Likewise, on Wednesday, he said that "I am happy that the country stands with the Central Government's decision for conducting of Joint Entrance Examination Main(JEE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations."

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"I'd like to congratulate the students for having turned up to take JEE. All the SOPs are being followed to the letter. I'm thankful to the CMs of the states who have facilitated the conveyance of students to their respective exam centres," he said.

-PTC News