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The Supreme Court is presently hearing pleas concerning the conduct of NEET this year for medical admissions.
There are three cases listed. The lead case of Keshav Maheshwari is set to be argued by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava.
The are two other pleas by Arijit Sau and Pragya Pranjal, which have been filed through Advocate Anubha Shrivastava Sahai.
The matter is being heard by a Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Subhas Reddy and MR Shah.
On August 17, the Bench dismissed pleas to postpone the conduct of NEET and JEE until the COVID-19 situation in the country normalises, stating that the careers of students cannot be put at jeopardy by postponing the test indefinitely.
This prompted cabinet ministers from six opposition-ruled States to file a review plea, urging the Court to reconsider the correctness of its August 17 ruling. This plea was also later dismissed.
Whereas the JEE exams have already been conducted between September 1-6, the NEET is due to be held on September 13.
Live updates of the hearing feature on this page.