JEE-NEET Exams: Supreme Court Rejects Review Petition of Six States

Of the total 4.58 Lakh students who had registered for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains, at least 1.14 Lakh students did not appear in the first three days.


New Delhi| The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petition by six-states filed for cancellation of JEE-NEET. Now NEET-UG exam will be held from 13th September itself. JEE Main has already started from 1 September.

The Supreme Court, in its judgment on August 17 had ordered the examination to be held on the due dates. A review petition was filed on August 28 by the cabinet ministers of six states against this decision. The states who filed the petition include Punjab, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

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In view of the pandemic across the country and flooding in many states, students, parents, several student organizations and political parties had demanded postponement of the examination. At the same time, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the JEE Mains from September 1, with the necessary guidelines to protect against Coronavirus infections, despite protests. The JEE-mains exams will go on till 6 September. On the other hand, the NEET exam for medical admission will be held on 13 September.

25% did not attend exams

Of the total 458,521 students who had registered to sit for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering colleges, at least 114,563 students dropped out from appearing in the first three days, the education ministry said in a data released on Thursday. The dropout number is approximately 25 per cent.
Only 343,958 went to give the exams on the first three days. About 54.67 per cent aspirants gave the exam on day one, 81 per cent gave it on day two and day three say an attendance of 82 per cent. JEE-Mains, the first large scale exam to be conducted amid the pandemic, will continue till September 6.
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