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JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: 6 opposition-ruled states move SC over entrance

JEE Main, NEET 2020 Admit Card, Exam Date HIGHLIGHTS: Nearly 16 lakh candidates who had registered to appear in the medical-based entrance exam can download the hall ticket through the website- ntaneet.nic.in. The entrance exam will be held on September 13

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 28, 2020 7:40:59 pm
NEET 2020, NEET amdit card, NTA NEET 2020, neet.nta.ac.in, NEET sample paper, neet free mock test, beet important topics, education newsNEET 2020 is to be held in September 13 (Representational image)

JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The National Testing Agency released the admit card of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) today. Over 15.97 lakh candidates who had registered to appear in the UG medical entrance exam can download the hall ticket through the website- ntaneet.nic.in. NEET will be held on September 13.

Last week, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking the postponement of the entrance exam. However, several political parties leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded to postpone the exams further taking note of the rise in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency on Tuesday informed the entrance exams will be held following all safety measures. JEE (Main) will be held in over six days – from September 1 to 6 and the hall ticket is available to download at the website- jeemain.nta.nic.in.

READ | JEE Main, NEET 2020 to be conducted on students’ demand: Ramesh Pokhriyal 

For NEET (UG), the option to change centre cities was given five times, and about 95,000 candidates availed the same. Out of the total of 15,97,433 candidates, 99.87 per cent candidates are being given the first choice of their preferences of the city, claims NTA.

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14:22 (IST)28 Aug 2020
Congress launches campaign against holding of NEET, JEE

The Congress on Friday launched a campaign against the government's decision to hold NEET and JEE exams during the coronavirus pandemic, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi urging people to speak up for the safety of students. "Unite your voice with lakhs of suffering students. #SpeakUpFor StudentSafety...Let's make the government listen to the students," he said on Twitter," Gandhi tweeted

12:52 (IST)28 Aug 2020
Six ministers of opposition ruled states move SC

Six ministers of opposition ruled states move SC, seek review of its order permitting Centre to conduct NEET, JEE exams this year. The Congress also launched campaign against holding of NEET, JEE; Rahul asks people to speak up for students' safety.

11:43 (IST)28 Aug 2020
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The Supreme Court on Friday said that states and universities cannot promote students without holding final year exams by September 30, as mentioned in the University Grant Commission guidelines. The court, however, added that they can approach UGC to seek an extension of deadline for holding exams.

The UGC had earlier said that the July 6 guidelines are based on recommendations of experts and have been made after due deliberation and it is wrong to claim that it will not be possible to conduct the final examinations in terms of the guidelines.

10:27 (IST)28 Aug 2020
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren writes to Pokhriyal, seeks postponement of JEE, NEET

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday urged Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to consider postponing NEET and JEE examinations in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to Pokhriyal, the chief minister said there is a risk of spread of infection and with public transport not operating in the state, many candidates would face difficulties in reaching examination centres, as reported by PTI.

08:37 (IST)28 Aug 2020
10 lakh masks and gloves, NTA prepares to conduct JEE Main

Ten lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitiser and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff — all at an additional cost of almost Rs 13 crore.

This is the blueprint being adopted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at 660 test sites for JEE (Main), the first national-level entrance examination since the Covid outbreak.

19:04 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Students want JEE, NEET exams to be conducted: Pokhriyal

Over 17 lakh candidates have already downloaded their admit cards for JEE and NEET, and this shows that the students want the exams to be conducted at any cost, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday. The minister's comments come against the backdrop of a growing chorus for postponement of the medical and engineering entrance exams in view of spike in COVID-19 cases.

17:12 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Akhilesh Yadav writes open letter criticising Centre's decision to hold entrance

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday wrote an open letter opposing the central government's decision to hold NEET and JEE exams amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said the BJP-led government at the Centre is unnecessarily putting the students' health at risk.

"Funny and illogical things are being spread by the BJP that when people can come out for other work, why can't they give exams? It has forgotten that people are moving out in compulsion and even those who want to stay at home to save themselves are now being forced to come out of their homes in the name of examinations," Yadav said in the letter.

16:11 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah questions Centre for being adamant over holding entrance

Registering his objection t holding the NEET and JEE examinations, former Karnataka Chie Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday sought to know should th students "pledge their lives to take the exams. Siddaramaiah joined the bandwagon of the oppositio parties seeking that the two important examinations fo admission to medical and engineering courses in premie institutes of India be deferred.

In a series of tweets, the Karnataka Congres Legislature Party leader said, "Despite opposition fro everyone, @BJP4India govt is adamant on conducting NEET JEE,", as reported by PTI

14:23 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Academicians support govt to conduct JEE Main, NEET: View of IIT-Roorkee Director

Over 150 academicians from various universities in India and abroad have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that delaying the medical and engineering entrance exams -- JEE-Mains and NEET -- any further will mean compromising the future of students.

IIT-Roorkee Director Ajit K Chaturvedi said, 'The JEE exams should be held as per their schedule in September 2020. A large number of students and their parents want the exams to be conducted and looking forward to the wait to end now. The pandemic has already disrupted the academic plans of many students and institutions and we don’t see the pandemic going away anytime soon. We should not let this be a zero academic year as it might have consequences on the bright future of several students. Students and their parents need to have faith in the system.'

13:06 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik requests PM Modi to postpone NEET, JEE Main

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone and requested him to postpone NEET and JEE exams, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flood situation in the state, a senior official said.

Patnaik, during his conversation with the prime minister, explained that Odisha is in the grip of a pandemic as well as flood, and students might face difficulties in appearing for the examinations, the official at the chief minister's office told reporters, as reported by PTI.

11:47 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Over 14 lakh admit cards downloaded

Over 14 lakh admit cards for the medical and engineering entrance exams -- NEET and JEE -- were downloaded after the National Testing Agency (NTA) released them on Wednesday

10:22 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh directs AG to file petition

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Wednesday directed the state Advocate General to coordinate with his counterparts in other opposition-ruled states for filing a collective review petition in the Supreme Court, to seek deferment of the NEET-JEE exams.

09:38 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Must hold JEE Main, NEET: Amit Khare

With the Centre under fire for pushing to conduct JEE (Main) and NEET next month, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare told The Indian Express Wednesday that postponing these entrance tests till after Diwali would wash out an entire semester and affect fresh admissions over the next few years.

“The exams were first to be held in April, but were postponed to July. When a large number of students tweeted for further delay, they (exams) were pushed to September," Amit Khare said

21:22 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Gear up for challenge, says AICTE chief
21:20 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Life must go on, says JNU VC on JEE Main, NEET row
19:24 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Youth Congress Members tried to enter Education Ministry, detained

Members of the Congress’ youth wing staged a protest near the Shastri Bhawan here on Wednesday, demanding postponement of the JEE and NEET exams in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Several protesters, who tried to enter the Education ministry, housed at Shastri Bhawan, to submit a memorandum, were detained by the police. The IYC demands that the Centre should postpone these examinations in the interest of the students.... read more

17:33 (IST)26 Aug 2020
If students unable to appear for JEE Main now, appear 6 months later: IIT director

As far as JEE Main is concerned, the exam is now conducted multiple times in a year. In case some students cannot write the JEE Main this time, they can take the exam after 6 months again. I don’t see any reason for a concern, wrote Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao. "As if COVID is not enough, this uncertainty about exam dates is further adding to the stress levels of students,” he wrote...read more

16:41 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Over 4 lakh download NEET admit card within 3 hours

Over four lakh admit cards for medical entrance exam NEET were downloaded within three hours on Wednesday, sources told news agency PTI. The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit cards for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) at 12 pm on Wednesday. Amid rising clamour for postponement of the crucial exams in view of rising COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Education (MoE) officials had reiterated on Tuesday that the exams will be conducted as per schedule in September. Increasing the number of examination centres, alternate seating plan, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit are among the steps the NTA will take for safely conducting NEET and JEE next month.

16:38 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Govt must listen to students on NEET-JEE, find amicable solution: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said the NEET-JEE aspirants are worried about their health and future due to concerns about coronavirus infection and floods in Assam and Bihar. "NEET-JEE aspirants are worried about their health and future. They have genuine concerns of: fear of Covid19 infection, transport and lodging during pandemic and flood-mayhem in Assam and Bihar. GOI must listen to all stakeholders and find an acceptable solution," he said.

16:01 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Mamata asks CMs to jointly approach SC, demand postponement of JEE Main, NEET

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked all opposition chief ministers to jointly approach the Supreme Court for postponement of JEE and NEET exams in view of Covid-19. In a virtual meeting with the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and other political party leaders, she said till the time is not favourable, the government should not conduct the exams.  

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NTA NEET 2020 Admit Card HIGHLIGHTS: To download NEET admit card, go to the official website mentioned above and click on the ‘download admit card’ link. You will be redirected to a new page. Enter your registered ID and password to log in. The admit card will appear on the screen. Download the same and take a print out for further reference

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