JEE Main, NEET not to be postponed further: NTA

JEE Main, NEET not to be postponed further: NTA

By: Training Desk | New Delhi |

Printed: August 21, 2020 10:50:47 pm

JEE Fundamental, NEET to be held as per schedule in September

The Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) will conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Fundamental) and Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) as per schedule in September. Although there have been requests from college students and from different sections to postpone the examinations as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic however NTA on Friday cleared that the engineering and medical undergraduate entrance exams can be carried out following the Supreme Courtroom order.

“In our opinion, although there may be pandemic scenario, however finally life has to go and the profession of the scholars can’t be placed on peril for lengthy and full educational 12 months can’t be wasted…the examination goes to be held with due precaution and it isn’t going to be postponed. Thus, we discover no advantage within the writ petition”, NTA launch talked about citing courtroom’s order.

Contemplating the pandemic scenario, the NTA offered choice to candidates of JEE (Fundamental) to vary their centre cities 5 instances, and 63931 candidates availed the identical. Equally, in NEET (UG), the choice to candidates to vary their centre cities was given 5 instances, and about 95,000 candidates availed the identical. Out of the full of 15,97,433 candidates, 99.87 per cent candidates are being given the primary alternative of their preferences of metropolis, the NTA launch talked about.


The Supreme Courtroom on Monday dismissed a petition searching for postponement of Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September 2020. It mentioned the postponement will put college students’ profession in peril. “Profession of scholars can’t be put below jeopardy for lengthy,” the courtroom mentioned, including that it has taken observe of assurance by authorities that the exams can be held with sufficient precautions.

Over 9 lakh had utilized to look for JEE Fundamental whereas almost 16 lakh registered for NEET. The variety of examination centres, claims NTA, have additionally been elevated by nearly double to make sure security of scholars.

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