Petition filed to review the Supreme Court decision on conducting JEE and NEET 2020 exams

After the Supreme court rejected the plea seeking postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020 Exam, states including West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan among others ruled by the opposition moved to the SC seeking review of its order on conducting the Engineering and Medical Entrance Exam as per scheduled released by NTA. 


JEE Main is scheduled to be conducted from September 1 to 6, whereas NEET Exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 13, 2020. 

The Exam conducting body has already released the Admit cards for both the examinations on the respective websites. Over 19 lakh JEE and NEET aspirants has downloaded their Admit cards. 

A total of 7.6 lakh candidates for JEE-Mains and 11.49 lakh aspirants for NEET have downloaded admit cards till today,” a senior Official from the Ministry of Education said. A total of  8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main and 15.97 lakh have registered for NEET. 

The Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that a large number of candidates and parents wants the exams to be held as it is an issue of their higher education and career

He also said that the number of the admit cards downloaded proves the willingness of the students to take the exams.

On the other hand, over 150 academicians have written a letter to PM Modi and raise concerns over further delay of JEE and NEET exams. The academicians have requested that the examinations should not be postponed any further as it would jeopardize the future of the students.

Among the signatories are academicians from top universities like Delhi University, IGNOU, Lucknow University, JNU, BHU, IIT Delhi and Indian academicians from foreign universities such as University of London, University of California, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben Gurion University, Israel, among others.