Since the beginning of the pandemic situation, it was a matter of question when will the competitive exams of the students would be conducted amidst this situation. It was a hay-way condition and the students were stuck in between and cannot decide what to do.
However, on Tuesday The National Testing Agency (NTA) issued a press notice stating that NEET (UG) and JEE (Main) exams will be held on the dates as it was announced before. The concerned dates for the JEE exams are from September 1 to 6 and the date for the date of NEET exam is on September 13.
Earlier on this matter, a petition was filed by the students, seeking postponement of exams amid COVID-19, which was dismissed by the Supreme Court. The court stated that- “We find that there is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET-UG 2020 as well as JEE (Main)”.
Total of 8.5 lakh and 15.97 lakh students have registered for JEE Main and NEET-UG respectively. The admit cards of the students giving JEE Main has been released by the NTA and that the admit cards of NEET-UG will be released shortly. It is been ensured by the Agency that more than 99% candidates get their first choice of centre cities.
Keeping in mind the current situation, social distancing has been ensured inside and outside the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates have been staggered. Appropriate measures have been adopted by the NTA wherein it has approached to the state government to extend support in local movement of the candidate so that they are able to reach their examination centers on time. They have also assured that all the candidates a safe environment for tests and requests cooperation from students and from their parents to follow the standards operating procedures.