The Supreme Court has refused to grant the review motion submitted by ministers from six states to seek review of the Court’s August 17 order implementing NEET-UG and JEE (Mains) review motion from ministers of six ruled by the opposition States filed to petition for review of the Aug. 17 Apex court order that allowed the National Testing Agency (NTA) and central government to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Qualifying Examination (NEET) despite Covid -19 pandemic. The court had said that despite the viral outbreak, “life must go on” and we cannot jeopardize student careers by disrupting the NTA’s decision to hold exams in September.
The JEE main exam began on September 1st and is expected to be completed on September 6th, while NEET-UG 2020 will take place on September 13th. Almost 9.5 lakh technical aspirants have registered for JEE Main 2020, while over 15 lakh MBBS (medical) and BDS (dental) aspirants have registered for NEET UG.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education announced on Thursday that on the first day of JEE Main, 54.67% of the total registered candidates for the Bachelor in Architecture and Planning exam showed up. On the second and third day, participation in B.Tech and BE exam streams (Paper 1) was 81.08% and 82.14%, respectively. According to attendance statistics, 3.43 lakh candidates showed up for the exam within three days.