National Testing Agency, the sole authority for conducting JEE Main exam, is under the crossfire of students vs the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Students have been protesting against conducting the JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams this year due to the widespread coronavirus (COVID-19). While CBSE heard the pleading of parents and cancelled the boards for 10th and 12th, NTA does not seem to be bothered. Even after daily protests, there has been no response from the officials of NTA. This has made students furious and anxious about the situation with almost 2 weeks remaining for the exams. Students have started tweeting with the hashtag #RIPNTA, referring to the ‘dead’ response.
Since the announcement of the cancellation of CBSE Boards, students have been expecting a reply from the government. Students started tweeting with #NoExamsInCovid and #PostponeJEE on twitter and other social media platforms. There has been little success as various state governments also took decisions of postponing or cancelling their examinations. Meanwhile, it is being anticipated that the JEE Main Admit Card could be released anytime soon during 1st week of July 2020.
The condition is overwhelmingly adverse for students,be it threat to their health,mental stress anxiety and problem regarding preparation due to restricted mobility#RIPNTA #PostponeNEETandJEE pic.twitter.com/Uh14HufYk5
— Rahul (@Rahul59731950) July 2, 2020
— Star_in _his _world (@Gnanesowandhar1) July 2, 2020
‘Change.org’ Petition Started by Students
There has already been a change.org petition for postponing JEE Main and NEET that has been revolving around. More than 60,000 people have signed this petition.
— Jatin (@Jatin_s_h_a_rma) July 2, 2020
Many other exams that have been conducted by certain state governments have resulted in students being tested positive for COVID-19. Rajasthan Board exams were conducted during the COVID-19 spread and a girl of class 10th tested positive. More than 300 students have been home quarantined due to this. Similarly, SSLC exams were conducted in Karnataka where a teacher on duty was tested positive for COVID-19. After this, 32 students tested positive who took this exam. This could increase the spread of COVID-19 and students can become easy carriers of the virus as many do not report any symptoms for several days. What do you think should the government decide? Comment your opinion below, about this situation.