Government sources have said that National Testing Agency (NTA) is not postponing JEE and NEET examinations further, as more than 17 lakh admit cards have been downloaded. A more than 17 lakh admit cards of NEET and JEE Main exams have been downloaded so far, and this signals that students are ready to the examinations, Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday.
The centre government’s decision on NEET & JEE exams have been backed by several academicians and scholars including Directors of IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur, Vice Chancellor of JNU & BHU. However, on other hand students, several political leaders are continuing to exert pressure on Centre to postpone the examinations.
On Wednesday, National Testing Agency released the NTA NEET UG admit cards at official website ntaneet.nic.in. The NEET admit cards were followed up of JEE Main when on August 17, 2020. According to reports a more than 17 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards for the September scheduled JEE & NEET exams. Out of total 23 lakh candidates who have registered for the exams (both JEE and NEET), 17 lakh downloads hint that students are ready to take examinations and majority of students do not seek further postpone of exams, a report says. The JEE Main examination is scheduled to start from Sept 1, 2020 and to last on Sept 6, 2020. On other hand NEET UG exam 2020 is scheduled on Sept 13, 2020 (Sunday).
Experts have suggested that conducting Examinations on schedule would be right decision not for the Agency but also for the future of the students. In his statement IIT Delhi Director said that- any further delay in conducting JEE and NEET entrance exams will have serious repercussions on not only the academic calendar but also on the career of bright students.