Medical and engineering students from across the country are demanding the postponement of JEE Mains and NEET 2020 exams, amid the constant spike in coronavirus cases. Taking the social media by storm students are asking authorities to put on hold the upcoming JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 exams. The students, through their demands, have cited the risk to contract the COVID-19 infection, in case they are required to travel to exam centers and stay in hostels.
A number of students have posted videos, wherein they are seen requesting the postponement of JEE Mains and NEET 2020 exams. Students have cited the risks to themselves and to their family members and have said travelling and meeting other students would give larger room for the COVID-19 to expand.
Some students have also said they are staying in containment zones, which poses a greater risk if they are required to travel for exams.
Meanwhile, a parents' body has moved to the Supreme Court with a plea for the Court to ensure that the JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams scheduled for September are not postponed further, the Bar and Bench reported.
According to the report, the plea under Article 32 was moved by the Gujarat Parents Association who said that any further postponement of exams will have an adverse impact, especially the loss of the academic year for the students of 2020-21 batch.
This plea comes after a different parents' body had written to the MHRD that the exams must be postponed keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Last week, 11 students from 11 states had moved to the Supreme Court for the postponement of the exams scheduled to be conducted in September.
Using '#JeeNeetPostpone', students have posted their demands on Twitter.
JEE Main Admit Card 2020 to be released soon
Meanwhile, the JEE Main admit card 2020 is set to be released soon, as the authorities had said the admit cards will be released 15 days prior to the conduct of entrance exams. The authorities shall release JEE Main admit card online on the official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
The JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to begin from September 1 and would be conducted till September 6 in various shifts.
NEET 2020 or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test examinations is scheduled for September 13, 2020.
Based on the results of JEE Main 2020 examination, JEE Advanced 2020 would then be conducted on September 23, 2020.