NEET & JEE Main 2020: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking the postponement of the NEET and JEE exams by 2020. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said that despite Kovid, “life has to go on” and the court cannot put a career on the students at risk by interfering with the decision of the National Testing Agency.
“Students’ careers cannot be jeopardized. We have no merit in the petition. The petition has been dismissed, ”the bench comprising justices BR Gawai and Krishna Murari said.
“You (lawyers) have demanded the opening of physical courts. But you want to postpone the tests. Postponement of exams is a loss to the country, ”the bench said.
Petitioner’s lawyer, Alakh Alok Srivastava, told Kovid that the vaccine was “on track” and that he was not trying to postpone the tests indefinitely. But the jury found no merit in the case.
The petition was withdrawn after the court rejected another plea seeking to postpone NEET and JEE as a schedule.
Earlier this month, 11 students from 11 states applied to the Supreme Court to postpone the JEE and NEET 2020 examinations. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has called for the cancellation of the July 3 notice for the JEE and NEET entrance exams in September.
According to public announcements made by the NTA, the JEE (Main) 2020 exam is scheduled for September 1-6 and the NEET-UG 2020 exam is scheduled for September 13.
The petition filed by 11 JEE / NEET aspirants said that conducting JEE and NEET would endanger the lives of millions of young students at this stage. “The best way forward at this stage is to wait a little longer, let the Kovid-19 crisis diminish and then only run these tests to save the lives of students and their parents,” the petition said.
Previously, the JEE heads were scheduled to be held in April and May respectively, which was postponed due to the outbreak of Kovid-19 disease.