After the cancellation of the remaining CBSE Board exams, parents and students are awaiting a final decision regarding the NEET and JEE Mains examinations too. In the view of pandemic and increasing number of Coronavirus cases, students and parents are also demanding postponement or cancellation of the Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE Mains) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET) examination. Parents and students are continuously expressing their concerns and demanding cancellation of exams via Twitter with hashtags #noexamsincovid and #postponejeemainneet which is treading on Twitter.
Sir less than one month is left for the jee and neet exam. This last month is very important for all students preparing for national level exam .so please take decision fast on the issue #postponejee .so that we focus on our study. #postponejee @DrRPNishank— Uttam Sharma (@UttamSh51724647) June 26, 2020
Medical and Engineering College admission process will also be effected
On the 25th of June, the Central Board of Secondary Education has informed the apex court that it has decided to cancel the remaining examination for both classes including 10th students and class 12th students. The board has designed a unique formula under which CBSE 10th exams were completely cancelled, while for students 12th the exams have been made optional. CBSE board decision of cancellation of exams will have a Direct Impact on the NEET or JEE Mains examination. If it’s postponed the admission process of Engineering and Medical College will also get affected. There are high chances that the National Testing Agency which conducts the national level of the entrance examination will announce a fresh datasheet for JEE Mains and NEET examination.
No official notice has released yet
The NEET examination is scheduled to be conducted on 26th of July for admissions to around 1,60,153 seats in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH Courses. While JEE Mains exams are scheduled to be conducted from 18th of July to 23th of July for admissions to around 32,874 seats in NITs, IITs, and GFTIs. However, the national level entrance examination conducting authority has not released any official notification regarding the postponement of the JEE and NEET examinations yet.
#noexams in COVID
Earlier, NSUI activists protested in front of the house of Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal demanding to promote students and postponed the NEET and JEE Mains and other Competitive examinations. NSUI is demanding the postponement of the National level entrance examination till adequate planning is done and students are able to write the exams without any mental stress or risk to their health with a #noexamsincovid in trend.
NSUI activists protested in front of the house of the MHRD Minister with the demand of promoting students and for postponement of NEET, JEE and other competitive exams. #NoExamsInCovid pic.twitter.com/183Sc6oCyQ— NSUI (@nsui) June 22, 2020
NEET can’t be conducted through online mode
As per the reports, Union HRD had a meeting with the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on the matter of cancellation of exams. However, no official notice has released yet regarding the postponement
or to hold the NEET and JEE Examination. A proposal was also proposed to NTA to conduct the NEET exams in online and offline mode in a staggered manner to avoid the risk of getting infected. NTA has informed the Kerala High Court that NEET can’t conduct exams in online mode as every student don’t have access to internet facilities. Around 16.84 lakhs students are appearing for the NEET Examination while over 11.81 lakhs candidates are appearing for JEE Mains examination.