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
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