Live Updates: SC dismisses review petition on NEET, JEE Main decision

Live Updates: SC dismisses review petition on NEET, JEE Main decision
SC hearing on NEET 2020, JEE Main Team Careers360 | Sep 4, 2020 - 3 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India will hear a review petition challenging its order allowing the JEE Main and NEET 2020 entrance examinations to be held in September. The petition was filed by six opposition-ruled states and will be heard at 1:30 pm. The plea was filed by ministers from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on August 28. Earlier, on August 17, the SC dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by students' demanding postponement of examination to December due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The entrance exam for engineering, JEE Main 2020, began on September 1 and will be held till September 6. Close to half the candidates missed the first day of exams, for architecture and planning, and attendance was 81.08% on day-two and 82.14% on day-three of the exam. The entrance test for medicine, NEET 2020, is scheduled to be conducted on September 13. As per the testing body, National Testing Agency it has successfully conducted JEE Main 2020 on September 1, 2 and 3.

A three judge SC bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear the review plea.

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The Supreme Court will hear a review petition challenging its order allowing the JEE Main and NEET 2020 entrance examinations to be held in September. The plea was filed by ministers from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on August 28.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 02:58 PM IST

Supreme Court dismisses review petition on NEET, JEE

The Supreme Court has dismissed the review petition filed by cabinet ministers of six states challenging August 17 Order  rejecting postponement of NEET-UG and JEE Main examinations, Live Law reports.


Sept. 4, 2020 | 02:28 PM IST

Supreme Court decision on NEET, JEE in the evening

The Supreme Court order on the review petition will be uploaded by evening, reports Bar and Bench. The order will clarify whether the review petition has been admitted or rejected by the Supreme Court.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 02:20 PM IST

Since this is an in-chamber consideration, the Supreme Court bench will either admit or dismiss the petition. The decision on admitting or dismissing the review petition will be pronounced by the bench as soon as the consideration is over.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 01:57 PM IST

SC hearing on NEET, JEE Main

The Supreme court has begun the in-chamber consideration on the review petition on its verdict on JEE Main and NEET. 

Sept. 4, 2020 | 01:35 PM IST

Advocate Alokh Srivastava writes to education minister, requests more attempts for JEE advanced

Advocate Alokh Srivastava, who represented the PIL demanding JEE Main, NEET postponement, has appealed to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to increase the number of allowed attempts in a year for JEE Advanced.


Sept. 4, 2020 | 01:14 PM IST

Supreme Court to convene on NEET, JEE Main petition soon

The Supreme Court bench will convene for in-chamber hearing on the review petition on the NEET, JEE Main verdict soon.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 12:50 PM IST

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, defending the Supreme Court verdict that allowed NTA to conduct exams in September, had said that a large number of candidates and parents wanted to take the entrance examinations.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 12:34 PM IST

SC: Postponement of NEET 2020, JEE will put 'career of students in jeopardy'

On August 17, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition seeking postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Main, scheduled in September. The PIL was filed by eleven students from 11 states demanding postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020. The Supreme Court while dismissing the postponement petition observed that postponement of the NEET 2020 and JEE will put the 'career of students in jeopardy'. Nearly 25 lakh students have registered to appear for the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations scheduled to be held in September. 

Sept. 4, 2020 | 12:19 PM IST

Protest over JEE, NEET in September

Earlier students from all over the country protested and raised their voice to postpone the NEET and JEE Main 2020 to December. However keeping the students future and impact on studies Supreme Court gave orders to conduct NEET and JEE Main with well defined SOP on announced dates in September.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 12:05 PM IST

The JEE Main exams have started from September 1 onwards. On the first day, only 54 percent of registered candidates turned up for exams. By day 3, the percentage of students rose to 82%. NEET 2020 is set to begin from September 13.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 12:02 PM IST

SC to do "in-chamber" hearing today

The SC bench will do "in-chamber" hearing today, only Judges will be present. According to Advocate Sunil Fernades, no lawyer will be allowed to attend or argue. The judges will either dismiss the Review petition or list it before the open court for arguments, at any date after today.



Sept. 4, 2020 | 11:46 AM IST

Advocate Alakh Alok Nath files PIL seeking NEET postponement

A plea has also been filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Nath seeking NEET postponement, it is likely to be listed on September 7. He represented the 31 students who demanding cancellation of final year examinations, also represented students in the PIL demanding postponement of NEET, JEE Main.


Sept. 4, 2020 | 11:42 AM IST

More than 22 lakh students await SC verdict on NEET, JEE

More than 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Main September session and nearly 16 lakh students have registered for the NEET exams.

Sept. 4, 2020 | 11:26 AM IST

Six minister had moved SC against NEET, JEE Main

Six Ministers of opposition-ruled states moved the Supreme Court on August 28 seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE entrance exams. The review plea has been filed by ministers from West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak), Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon), Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma), Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat), Punjab (B S Sidhu) and Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant).

Sept. 4, 2020 | 11:12 AM IST

SC Bench to hear plea at 1:30 PM

While the JEE Main first session is underway on the fourth day, which will be over by 12 PM. The Supreme Court three judnge bench will hear the case at 1:30 PM today demanding postponment of JEE Main and NEET 2020. 


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