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Last week, the Court dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the NEET and JEE exams scheduled to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of this year's Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET 2020) in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While doing so, the Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy observed,
Last week, the Court dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) scheduled to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In its August 17 order, the Court had held,
"We find that there is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. In our opinion, though there is pandemic situation, but ultimately life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted."
Subsequently, sources in the Government of India confirmed that the NEET and JEE exams, scheduled for September, would not be postponed.