In yet another setback to students and parents seeking postponement of NEET 2020 exam, the Supreme Court, today, September 9, 2020, Wednesday, dismissed the petitions filed by 11 students from 11 states seeking postponement of exam.
With this, students have to appear for NEET 2020 across India as on September 13, as scheduled.
Refusing to entertain a fresh batch of petitions seeking deferment of the medical exam, the Supreme Court today said that everything is over now, even the review petitions have been dismissed.
While some petitions had cited Bihar floods for deferment, while some others cited weekend Covid-19 lockdowns. However, the supreme court said that authorities will take all steps necessary to help aspirants sit for the test.
Presenting a fresh plea for deferring the exam and requesting for more centres, the senior lawyers of the Supreme Court made last ditch effort to bring relief to students who have been seeking to postpone NEET 2020 amid the coronavirus scare. The National Testing Agency (NTA) had recently conducted JEE Main 2020 examination, following which students and experts had questioned how would social distancing be maintained when more number of aspirants would sit for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical courses.
However, Supreme Court refused to buy these arguments and dismissed all the petitions.