Supreme Court to hear fresh petitions seeking NEET 2020 postponement – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on September 09 will hear a fresh plea seeking postponement of the NEET UG 2020 examination scheduled on Sunday, September 13. The fresh plea also demands addition of more exam centres and a staggered examination over five-six days, much like recently concluded JEE Main examination.

Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on Wednesday had tweeted, “#NEET friends, Today evening I had a detailed discussion with Respected Senior Advocate, who will appear for us in our NEET Case tomorrow. We are seeking postponement, more centres, NEET in 5-6 Days etc. Both of us are working pro bono. We will try our Best. U keep studying.”

On August 17, the Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had dismissed the pleas seeking the postponement of the NEET UG 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 exam.

The review petition filed by six state ministers seeking postponement of NEET UG 2020 was dismissed by the Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan on September 5, 2020.

After concluding Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) on September 6, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is now prepared to hold the medical entrance exam NEET scheduled to be held on September 13 for which over 15 lakh candidates have registered.

According to NTA officials, 15.97 lakh candidates from across the country have registered for NEET, which is a pen-paper based test.

In order to maintain social distancing, the NTA has increased the number of centres from 2,546 to 3,843 for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) while the number of candidates per room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12.

The NEET-UG was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26 and then scheduled for September 13.

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