A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court asking to take Suo Moto cognizance over students who were unable to attend JEE Main and NEET 200 exams conducted by NTA, earlier this month. The PIL also urged the top court to ask the NTA to allow such students to appear in re-exams conducted by it.
The exams are postponed due the pandemic across the nation. Not only pandemic, many students were not able to give exams due to floods in many parts of the country. Due to many issues, many students decided not to appear for exams. Putting safety as priority, many students opted out of the exam.
Meanwhile, after the JEE and NEET 2020 exams, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ expressed satisfaction over both the exams conducted across the country despite COVID-19 pandemic.
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As per the Education Ministry, out of 8.58 lakh applicants, 6.35 lakh appeared for the engineering test from September 1 to 6.
The plea also seeks the various state governments to arrange for the transportation and accommodation facilities for the students who would be appearing in the re-exams conducted by NTA this time.