JEE Main, NEET 2020 Live Updates: MHA unlock 4.0 guidelines released
NEW DELHI: Amid several protests on JEE NEET postponement due to COVID-19 outbreak, the education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Wednesday said in a video that a large number of candidates and parents wanted to take the entrance examinations. He also said that following the order of the Supreme Court decision on conducting NEET, JEE exams along with the request of students as well as parents, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to conduct the engineering and medical entrance examinations.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued the unlock 4.0 guidelines PDF on August 29, 2020. The key guidelines 4.0 unlock details which must be notified by JEE Main and NEET 2020 aspirants include that metro rail will be functional from September 7, 2020, in a graded manner for transportation and no restrictions during inter-state and intra-state movements of people. Also, it says, lockdown will be enforced in all containment zones.
Supporting the centre's decision on JEE Main and NEET 2020, states like Odisha and Jharkhand have decided to lift the lockdown for students. The states' government also decided to provide transport and hotel accommodation for JEE Main 2020 and NEET candidates. Odisha CM has lifted the curfew in the seven cities of the state to successfully conduct entrance exams. While opposing the decision on Friday, six ministers of opposition ruled states moved to the Supreme Court seeking review of its order on conducting the entrance exams for engineering and medical entrance exam. On August 17, 2020, the SC rejected the plea to postpone JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 is an engineering common entrance examination which is scheduled to be held from September 1 to 6. The medical entrance test - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted on September 13, 2020. Careers360 is keeping on track on recent activities on NEET, JEE Main 2020 postponements. The opinion of students and parents on JEE Main and NEET exam is still divided. Several political leaders have come in support of students' backlash against exams in COVID-19. While, some faculty members are in favour of conducting the exams as on scheduled dates.