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Supreme Court to hear fresh plea on NEET today

September 9, 2020

The Supreme Court will hear a fresh plea regarding postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate, or NEET 2020, today, September 9. The plea by 11 petitioners will be heard by a bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan. It will be heard in support of an earlier plea which was denied by the SC on August 24.

According to reports, 11 JEE and NEET students from 11 states had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court for the postponement of the JEE Advanced 2020 and NEET 2020. The petitioners sought for more number of exam centres and urged to provide transport facilities to and from the examination centres.

The fresh plea asked for increasing the number of examination centres and conducting NEET 2020 in more than one shift. The Supreme Court has already dismissed NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 postponement demands twice. Recently, the court dismissed the review petition filed by six states, allowing the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct JEE Main and NEET exams in September as per schedule.

On August 14, the top Court rejected another plea seeking online exam centres for students abroad.

NTA conducted JEE Main 2020 from September 1-6 for over 8 lakh engineering aspirants. NEET 2020, for over 15 lakh registered candidates, is scheduled for September 13, 2020.

Source: NDTV

Read: SC rejects review pleas by 6 states seeking NEET and JEE exam postponement

Also read: Education minister says no rethink on postponement of JEE and NEET exams

Also read: Students start online campaign on postponement of JEE, NEET 2020

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