Students along with NSUI have joined the campaign and demanding postponement of JEE Main, NEET 2020 in view of the COVID-19 crisis.
Once again twitter is flooded with yet another # storm and this time it is #NoExamsInCovid. Back on 22nd June 2020, Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and other students who joined the campaign on Twitter and asked HRD ministry to postpone JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams in view of COVID-19 crisis in India. Other than this, students have also demanded cancellation of other prominent exams conducted by the prestigious authorities and universities.
Major Exams Perform in July 2020
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) and Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main 2020 examinations will be scheduled to held in the month of July. Other than this CBSE Board exams of remaning 29 subjects along with other state level exams will also performed in July 2020. All these exams were delayed due to coronavirus pandemic. However, with the number of rising cases daily, many students are now demanding from the officials to postponed exams further and have taken to twitter with #NoExamsinCOVID and #postponejeeneet.
According to HRD, JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to conduct from 18th to 23rd July, while NEET 2020 is scheduled for 26th July 2020. July 26. Recently National Testing Agency, NTA, has been receiving requests from the students to postpone the engineering and medical entrance exams due to a high number of active COVID cases.
To analyse student’s security, HRD Minister recently reviewed and held a meeting with the official heads of CBSE as well as NTA along with AICTE and UGC. As per the latest reports, there has been no information by the ministry that they would postpone these exams, however, CBSE have an opportunity to submit their decision to the Supreme Court of India as soon as possible.
In the latest edition, WHO warns world once again about the drastic increase of COVID-19 cases and students wants to postpone these exams, until the situation is under the control.