Ministry of Education Secretary, Amit Khare, has confirmed that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2020 and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main-2020 will not be postponed any further. JEE Main 2020 will be held from September 1 to 6 and NEET 2020 exam date will remain the same as September 13, 2020. While admit card for JEE Main 2020 has been released. It is expected that admit card for NEET 2020 will be out this week.
Recently, Subramanian Swamy gave hope to students and parents who are protesting for the postponement of both the national level exam. However, the Education Ministry was quick to respond and clear out doubts. The Ministry made it clear that the decision of the Supreme Court is final and the exams will not be pushed back.
Despite the decision of the Center, Subramanian Swamy put forth a very valid argument in his letter to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. He wrote, “I write this urgent letter because of my authentic information from every part of India that required infrastructure of the country is not yet in place for the students to take NEET / JEE & other Competitive Exams.”
He further went on to explain the same with the example of Bombay city, where public transport is not easily available these days and for the exams, the students might have to come from the adjacent areas which can be as far as 20 or 30 km.
For sure both the exams are make it or break it for the students. However, taking the exams in such a fatal situation is already taking a toll on the students, and BJP leader very distinctly highlighted the concern in his letter.
He ended his letter by suggesting that in a situation as such, the decision of SC can be overruled and exams should be held after Deepavali.
Apart from writing to the PM of the nation, Subramanian Swamy also spoke to Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Human Resource Development. He was expecting an urgent meet to be held soon for the discussion of the postponement, but the Education Ministry promptly put an end to all the speculation.
Students, on the other hand, have taken social media by storm pleading the postponement of the exams. The social media campaigns are gaining momentum after SC dismissed the plea to postpone the exams. The decision of SC got a very mixed reaction from the students and parents. However, most of the students are against the verdict.
The number of coronavirus cases in India is above 2.9 lakh and every day, more than 5000 new cases are reported. In this situation, if round 15 lakh candidates will appear for NEET 2020 and 8 lakh for JEE Main then the possibility of the virus multiplying itself is very high.
NEET 2020 will be held in offline mode and JEE Main 2020 will be held in CBT mode. NEET will be held in centers located in India only, on the other hand, JEE Main 2020 will be also held in the centers located in 8 foreign countries. While JEE Main 2020 is the biggest national level exam for B.Tech / B.E / B.Arch / B.Plan, NEET 2020 is the only entrance exam for admission of student MBBS / BDS / BAMS / BHMS / BUMS admission.