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JEE Main 2020 Won’t Postpone, Supreme Court Bench Rejects Review Plea

Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 03:10 pm

While, National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting JEE Main 2020, the opposition states are fighting with students to postpone the entrance exams JEE Main and NEET 2020. The review plea is being heard by the Supreme Court today beginning at 1:30 PM.

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the review plea by six states. Entrance exams will not be postponed any further.  The full order will be uploaded later in the evening after which, the full verdict will be available here.

It has been reported that the plea will be heard ‘in chamber’ only. This means that there will be discussion between the judges only and no lawyers will be allowed to make any arguments.

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Six opposition states filed the review petition as the apex court rejected the plea saying that not conducting entrance exams will put the “career of students at peril.” However, no grounds were given to the COVID-19 cases that are rising every day by over 83,000 now.

A three-judge panel led by Justice Ashok Bushan is hearing the plea today. The plea was filed by the following opposition states-

  1. Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant)
  2. West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak)
  3. Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat)
  4. Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon),
  5. Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma),
  6. Punjab (B S Sidhu)

It is to be noted that JEE Main 2020 is being conducted in several shifts in a span of 6 days i.e. 1st to 6th September. Many students have also reported that there was no social distancing at the exam centres even after COVID-19 safety protocols were released by NTA.

Due to this, many students have skipped the JEE Main on Day 1 and Day 2. Check State-wise statistics

Keep checking our page for the latest update on the verdict by the Supreme Court.

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