The Delhi High Court is slated to hear a plea seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate examination for the year 2022.NEET is scheduled to be held on July 17. The plea filed by a group of students has said that the examination schedule coincides with other national level exams and there is a gap of only one or two days between NEET UG, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and Common University Entrance Test (CUET). "Respondents scheduled National Level examinations CUET, NEET- UG and JEE in the month of July 2022 having a time gap of 1 or 2 days, wherein the syllabus of all three examinations is completely different," the plea has said.The action of the respondents in scheduling three major National level examinations without appropriate gap is unreasonable, arbitrary and in contravention of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution, the petitioners have contended.The petitioners have also cited 'devastating' floods in several parts of the country.The petition will be heard by Justice Sanjeev Narula.Live Updates from the hearing below..NEET item 48 on the board. Court will start with item 42. Court is still hearing one of the mentioned matters..Mentioned matter over. Court takes up item 42..Matter taken up..Advocate for petitioner: We are seeking rescheduling of NEET exams..Justice Narula: When was this announced? Counsel: In April.Justice Narula: Why have you come now? Counsel: We were making representations and approaching authorities..Justice Narula: You can't be making representations and then come before this court just days before the exams... How can 15 students decide whether the exam should be postponed or not? You were aware of these things in April. These kinds of petitions should be discouraged..Counsel: More than 200 people have died in floods are across the country. Justice Narula: The natural disasters are there. Something or other keeps happening in the country. That can't be the basis to cancel the exams..Justice Narula: Anyways you argue. We will see. Counsel begins her arguments..Counsel points out that there is overlap between NEET and another exam. Justice Narula: That is better then. At least your memory will be fresh..Counsel cites a a judgement of the Supreme Court NEET were postponed due to COVID. Justice Narula: The situation during Covid second wave, and today is completely different..Counsel reads the Supreme Court order..Counsel: The government is least concerned by any representation of students or of court. Justice Narula: There is no direction from court. Please don't misread the order like that..Counsel: More than 18 lakh students are appearing. 17 students have committed suicide. Justice Narula: Please don't make vague arguments. We don't know what was the cause of those suicides. Counsel: There have been newspaper reports. Justice Narula: We are not going to with the article..Justice Narula: What are your other arguments? The schedule was in April. What did you do after that. Counsel: We made a detailed representation. Justice Narula: Who did? Please tell us the names..Counsel now reads the representation..Counsel: Class 12 exams concluded in June, and they scheduled the NEET exams in July. Students need more time. This is a national level exam..Justice Narula: Please point us to the para of your representation where you have raised issue against the exam schedule. Counsel reads..Justice Narula: Where is the issue raised the CUET exams and NEET are too close... What are your grounds please tell. One is suicide. What else? There is overlapping..Justice Narula: You can't be vague. Make out a case. Which student is appearing for CUET and NEET and where are those centres?Counsel: The students are scared because the authorities might take action against them..Justice Narula: There is no need to be scared. The court is here for them. But they have to give proper details... What are you other grounds?.Counsel: The students haven't had time to study. Justice Narula: That is not right. Please tell us which petitioner completed their exams when?.Counsel reads the details..Justice Narula: You said CUET and NEET are in quick succession, but you say it has been postponed. Counsel: Yes they said it in July. They have now said that on July 15 and 16 CUET will not be for science students. There is anxiety amongst students..Justice Narula: So your cause of exams being in quick succession is not there. This is completely misconceived petition..Justice Narula: Just because these are students, court is not going to be harsh. Otherwise, it would have been dismissed with cost..Counsel: There is a lot of pressure on students. Justice Narula: The pressure can be tackled only with study. Ask your clients to study hard. I wish all them best!.Counsel for the other side is now making his submissions..Counsel: The time schedules have been disturbed due to Covid. We want to compress it this year, so that it is back on track by 2023..Counsel: If the exams are deferred this year then it will spill over next year as well..Justice Narula: So, you are now following the current scheduled? This has to be brought back in terms of the Supreme Court order? Counsel: Yes..Counsel: More than 18 lakh students have registered and exams are in 497 cities. 14 of these are outside India. There are over 3500 centres. Even if the exams are delayed for a day, it would create a havoc..Counsel now refers to another case where FMGE candidates had approached the court for postponement of exams. FMGE exams are taken by students who have studied medicine abroad..Counsel: The court had held there was no legal right to seek postponement of exams. And this precisely will be my argument as well..Counsel appearing for NTA now begins his submissions. Counsel: We have written to chief secretaries of the states and our embassies to provide assistance. More than 90% students have downloaded their admit cards..Justice Narula dictates order. Order: There is absolutely no merit in the petition..Justice Narula: I was quite inclined to pass order against the petitioner but only because they are students, we are not going. If such petitions are filed then the court will not shy away from imposing costs..Order: There is absolutely no merit in the petition. Dismissed.