NEET and JEE Mains 2020: Supreme Court dismisses pleas seeking postponement of exams

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Supreme Court of India (File Photo)
Supreme Court of India (File Photo)

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed pleas seeking a postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 examination on the grounds of coronavirus outbreak in the nation. 

The plea was heard by a bench headed by justice Arun Mishra.

The bench dismissed the plea, saying another postponement or cancellation of examination will put the 'career of students in peril'. The apex court ruled that the examinations can be held under approved guidelines with all safety and measures.

Meanwhile, advocate Alakh told court that there is a chance of vaccine coming soon for COVID-19. Even the Prime Minister said about it in his August 15 speech. Not seeking an indefinite postponement of the exam, but a postponement for some time, he submits.

Justice Arun Mishra said, 'If exams are not held, won't it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year.

"Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop exams? We should move on."

The plea was filed by 11 students from 6 different states, asking the court to interfere and postpone the examinations scheduled to be conducted in September this year.