Jammu: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected petitions seeking postponement of JEE Main and NEET — the entrance exams for the undergraduate level admission to engineering and medical colleges.
The top court said postponing the exams will put students career in peril.
“Career of students cannot be put under jeopardy for long,” the court said, adding that it has taken note of assurance by authorities that the exams will be held with adequate precautions.
The JEE Main will be held from September 1 to 6 while NEET will be held on September 13. The JEE Advanced on September 27. These exams were postponed twice this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, students were demanding a further deferment.
Over 9 lakh had applied to appear for JEE Main while nearly 16 lakh registered for NEET. Candidates were given several options to opt for the nearest exam center. The number of exam centres, claims NTA, have also been increased by almost double to ensure safety of students.