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Supreme Court to hear fresh plea to postpone NEET today

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

September 9, 2020 10:25:17 am





NEET is scheduled to be held on September 13 (Express picture by Nirmal Harindran/ Representational picture)

The Supreme Court will today hear a plea in search of postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. The plea additionally seeks a rise in quite a few examination centres, to maintain the examination in 5-6 shifts, and conduct a re-exam. NEET is scheduled to be held on September 13 for over 15.9 lakh college students throughout 3843 centres.

Unlike JEE Main held lately, NEET is a paper and pen-based examination and is held solely in a single shift throughout India. While JEE is held twice a 12 months, NEET is held solely as soon as. Earlier, the SC had dismissed the postponement plea for each JEE and NEET stating that “Career of students cannot be put under jeopardy for long.” While the JEE has been carried out as per schedule, the NEET is but to happen.

Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, and MR Shah will hear the petitions today.

The examination conducting physique, National Testing Agency (NTA) claims that it has elevated the variety of examination centres to maintain the examination amid social distancing norms. NTA additionally claims to have supplied sanitisation of examination halls, masks, gloves and so forth on the examination centres. For NEET, the variety of candidates per room has been decreased from earlier 24 to 12, now, the NTA mentioned in an official discover.

NEET is a single entrance examination for Indian college students in search of admission to undergraduate medical programs. The examination was lately made obligatory for college kids in search of to go overseas to research medication because the minimal qualification examination.

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