SC rejects an application to postpone the NEET (UG) exam

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to accept petitions to postpone the 2020 National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled for September 13th.

A bench of three judges, Ashok Bhushan, Subhash Reddy and MR Shah, rejected the petition.

The bank noted that the authorities concerned will take all necessary precautions for the safety of students amid Covid-19.

Previously, on August 17, the Apex court had rejected the motion to postpone NEET and JEE behavior until the Covid-19 situation in the country normalisd, stating that postponing the test would not jeopardize the careers of students can.

A petition was submitted by 11 students who wanted to postpone the NEET and JEE exams due this month. The petitioners had also asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) for instructions to conduct the tests only when normality is restored after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The JEE exams were conducted between September 1st and 6th. NEET takes place on September 13th.

Last month, the Supreme Court rejected the petition to instruct the center to conduct the NEET-UG 2020 exam abroad.

The Apex Court had asked the Attorney General Tushar Mehta to consult with the ministries concerned whether the students could be flown to India on flights from the Vande Bharat Mission to appear in India on September 13 for examination.


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