JEE Main 2020 & NEET 2020 to be Postponed: With the National Testing Agency standing firm on its decision to conduct the NEET 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 Exam as per the schedule, students have started their preparations for the national level entrance exams. But this decision has received a mixed response from various experts, parents, and students. Moreover, a large number of political parties from across the country have also expressed their concerns regarding conducting the NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 Exam in the times of the pandemic.
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They have also expressed their worries regarding the flood situation in various parts of the country as it would make it difficult for a large number of candidates to appear for the exams. Some of the states that want NEET-UG 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 Exam to be postponed include Maharashtra, West Bengal, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and several others.
JEE Main 2020 & NEET 2020: Demand to Postpone the Exams
This decision of the NTA to conduct the NEET UG 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 Exam in the times of the pandemic has received opposition from the noted climate activist, Greta Thunberg as well. Supporting the students who are against the decision to conduct the NEET UG 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 Exam during the prevailing circumstances, she tweeted that, “It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID.”
Students and parents have been receiving support from various political leaders including Naveen Patnaik (Chief Minister of Odisha), Mamata Banerjee (Chief Minister of West Bengal), Rahul Gandhi (Congress Leader), MK Stalin (DMK President (Tamil Nadu)), Chirag Paswan (LJP President, Bihar)), Mayawati (BSP President, UP), Aditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena, Maharashtra) and several others.
All the leaders have expressed their worries regarding the safety of the students during the times of the pandemic. Moreover, they are also apprehensive regarding conducting the exams when many parts of the country are affected by floods, making it difficult for the students to reach the examination venue. They have requested the government to postpone the NEET UG 2020 and JEE Mains 2020 Exam till the situation becomes normal and all students have an equal opportunity to appear for the entrance exams.