Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal'Nishank said JEE Main and NEET 2020 will be conducted as scheduled. The organiser of exams, the National Testing Agency (NTA), has released the admit cards for the mammoth national-level entrance tests for medicine and engineering. As per the official sources, over 18 lakh candidates have downloaded the hall tickets out of around 25 lakh. Minister of Education Nishank said a majority of students want exams to be held in September.
ANI tweeted, "NTA DG told me that 7.5 lakhs out of 8.58 lakhs candidates in JEE have downloaded admit cards. For NEET, over 10 lakhs out of 15.97 lakhs candidates downloaded admit cards in 24 hrs. It shows that students want that exams are held at any cost: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal"
NTA DG told me that 7.5 lakhs out of 8.58 lakhs candidates in JEE have downloaded admit cards. For NEET, over 10 lakhs out of 15.97 lakhs candidates downloaded admit cards in 24 hrs. It shows that students want that exams are held at any cost: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal pic.twitter.com/LfOcHfRXSU— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2020
It also tweeted, "JEE exam centres have been increased to 660 from 570 while there are now 3,842 NEET centres, up from 2,546 for the convenience of students. Students have also been allotted exam centres of their choice: Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister"
Please check my views on JEE and NEET examinations. Decisions are being taken holistically, keeping the career of students in mind. https://t.co/tt25bRzM43— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 27, 2020
JEE Main & NEET 2020 Exam Dates
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date- September 1 to 6, 2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date - September 13, 2020
'Postpone JEE Main And NEET 2020'
The JEE Main and NEET examinations are extremely critical in the career of students that decide the future life of students. Currently, people are engaged in combating the century disaster (COVID-19) that affected millions. The conduct of JEE Main and NEET examinations would require public transport and hospitality units because of the movement of a large number of students and their parents/guardians. Hence, many students and their parents demand to defer the examinations until the situation is conducive again.
Earlier, the Supreme Court has dismissed the petition regarding postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020 scheduled in September. The Court has dismissed the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) on August 17.