Top Court dismisses petition seeking postponement of JEE, NEET Exams


EDUCATION | AUG 17, 2020:

The Supreme Court on Monday, August 17, dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), scheduled to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Court went on to dismiss the plea, observing that the career of students cannot be put under jeopardy for long. The engineering entrance will be held as scheduled from September 1 to September 6 while the medical entrance is slated for September 13.


The Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai, and Krishna Murari was hearing a petition seeking postponement of the NEET and JEE filed by 11 aspirants from across various States.

At the outset, Justice Mishra observed that life cannot be stopped and we have to move ahead with all safeguards.