PIL In Supreme Court For Re-Exams Of JEE-Mains & NEET For Students Who Missed It

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New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) of India requesting it to take Suo Moto cognizance of the reports of the candidates who did not appear in examinations like the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 in September.

The PIL also asked the top court to direct the National Testing Agency (NTA) to allow such students to appear in re-examination. The plea also sought the various state governments to arrange the transportation facilities for the students who would be appearing in exams this time.

The petition was filed after many students missed the two major entrance exams — JEE Mains and NEET — that was conducted on September 1-6 and September 13, respectively due to coronavirus pandemic.

The NTA had taken several precautions during the JEE Mains and NEET exams, but many candidates decided not to appear and many could not appear due to unforeseen events.

As per the plea, it has been asked, “Issue a writ, order or direction, in the exercise of its inherent and plenary powers under Article 142 issuing/ laying down guidelines or directions for the students who miss out on exams like NEET, IIT, JEE etc owing to some of the other sufficient cause, to allow and facilitate the same to appear in such exams on further dates as may be notified by the respondents, inter alia, providing accommodations, food and water, transportation, etc,” quoted by The Indian Express.

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