JEE Main 2020 admit card release delayed again. Read why?

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JEE Mains 2020
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New Delhi : The release of JEE Main 2020 admit card has been delayed once again, reportedly due to multiple PILs filed in the Supreme Court, demanding a postponement of the examination amid current COVID-19 situation in the country.

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, the pleas has sought quashing of July 3 notices issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As per notices, the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-Undergraduate exams should be conducted in September.

As per notices, the JEE Mains exam is to be scheduled between September 1-6 and NEET UG 2020 exam is scheduled for September 13.

"Conducting the aforesaid examination across India at such perilous time, is nothing else but putting lives of lakhs of young students (including petitioners herein) at utmost risk and danger of disease and death. The best recourse at this stage can be to wait for some more time, let COVID-19 crisis subside and then only conduct these exams, in order to save lives of the students and their parents," the plea said.

Earlier, the JEE Mains exam was scheduled for July, but amid the coronavirus outbreak, it was pushed to September.

"The dates of downloading the admit card indicating roll number and centre of the examination will be displayed 15 days before the conduct of the examination on the official website of NTA and JEE Mains," an official statement had said.