Decision on exam: JEE Main and NEET 2020 exam will be conducted according to the schedule, National Testing Agency tweeted information;

  • Senior BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy appeals to conduct exam after Diwali;
  • Admit card for JEE Main exam released, Admit card will be released soon for NEET UG;

Even after the decision of the Supreme Court, the situation is not clear regarding the conduct of JEE Main and NEET examinations. Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has shared information about the exams by tweeting. The agency said that both the entrance examinations will be conducted as per their schedule.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy appeals to postpone the exams

Senior BJP leader, Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s appeal to conduct the examination after Diwali and postponement of the examination were being speculated. However, putting an end to all these speculations, the agency gave information about the conduct of the examination.

Admit card issued for JEE Main

The NTA has been engaged in the preparation of the examination since the court’s decision. In this regard, recently, the NTA issued a notification stating that the cities of the examination center have been allotted for the Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2020 (NEET). Apart from this, the agency has also issued the admit cards for the JEE Main exam.

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Opposition to the conduction of examination in the middle of a pandemic

Along with students and parents, leaders are also in favour of protest, big movement going on on twitter; 25 lakh students will sit in both exams, if the examinations are postponed then next year the competition will increase;

There is very little time left in the JEE Main and NEET examinations to be held in September. But the students’ opposition to both the exams is at the peak. #ProtestAgainstExams InCOVID trended on Twitter all day yesterday with 1.6 million tweets, #NEETJEE was also trended along with this. However, keeping in mind the health and safety issues involved with Covid-19, many campaigns have been running on social media for months, but to no avail. Recently, 11 students from 11 states had filed a petition in the Supreme Court with a request to postpone the examinations, which was rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday.

Despite this, the students’ protest has not stopped. Several student associations, students, lawyers, social workers as well as many political leaders have joined the protest, including the All India Student Association and the Student Federation of India. Chirag Paswan, Tejashwi Yadav have also tweeted on this.

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Not only this, BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy has also tweeted about advancing the examinations, “I have spoken to the Education Minister and have written to him that NEET and other exams should be conducted after Diwali. The Education Minister is holding an emergency meeting regarding this. I have also written a letter to the PM”. Senior advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, appearing for the students in the petition filed for the entrance examinations, has also appealed to the Prime Minister and the Education Minister to postpone these examinations.

In the midst of these protests, another group of students are appealing for the examinations to be conducted on time. In this regard, a parent association has also filed a petition in the SC, requesting for timely examination. They says that postponement of examination will waste one year of the students and they will have to suffer further in their careers.

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6.50 lakh students have downloaded the exam admit card,
JEE Main Admit Card has been released. Out of 8.58 lakh, 6.49 lakh students have downloaded the admit card so far. 99.07 percent students have been given test centers of choice. The examination hall has to be sanitized according to the SOP of the examination. The student will be taken into isolation when the temperature exceeds 99.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Many students have complained that their centers are not getting changed, which has become a necessity because of the lockdown. Many students left their PG and hostels and went back home, but were unable to change their centers for the examinations. Many others are facing issues in preparing for the exam in the middle of a pandemic, where essentials like books and internet are available only to a small minority. A student has also died by suicide after hearing that the dates for the exams will not be changed. This had made many question the importance of exams in the middle of a pandemic.




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