NEET, JEE 2020: 6 Opposition-ruled states move SC over entrance exam; protesting Cong leaders detained

First Published 28, Aug 2020, 2:29 PM

 The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 13, engineering entrance exam JEE-Main has been planned from September 1-6
 

<p>Delhi Congress leaders and workers, including its president Anil Kumar, were detained by police on Friday during a protest against the holding of the JEE and NEET exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />
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Delhi Congress leaders and workers, including its president Anil Kumar, were detained by police on Friday during a protest against the holding of the JEE and NEET exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

<p>Several Congressmen were detained by the police near the Shastri Bhawan and taken to the Mandir Marg police station, Kumar said.</p>

Several Congressmen were detained by the police near the Shastri Bhawan and taken to the Mandir Marg police station, Kumar said.

<p>Meanwhile, six ministers of opposition ruled states move SC, seek review of its order permitting Centre to conduct NEET, JEE exams this year. The Congress also launched a campaign against holding of NEET, JEE; Rahul asks people to speak up for students' safety.</p>

Meanwhile, six ministers of opposition ruled states move SC, seek review of its order permitting Centre to conduct NEET, JEE exams this year. The Congress also launched a campaign against holding of NEET, JEE; Rahul asks people to speak up for students' safety.

<p>On Thursday (August 27), Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren urged Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to consider postponing NEET and JEE examinations in view of the coronavirus pandemic.</p>

On Thursday (August 27), Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren urged Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to consider postponing NEET and JEE examinations in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

<p>In a letter to Pokhriyal, the chief minister said there is a risk of spread of infection and with public transport not operating in the state, many candidates would face difficulties in reaching examination centres.</p>

In a letter to Pokhriyal, the chief minister said there is a risk of spread of infection and with public transport not operating in the state, many candidates would face difficulties in reaching examination centres.

<p>While the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 13, engineering entrance exam JEE-Main has been planned from September 1-6.<br />
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While the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 13, engineering entrance exam JEE-Main has been planned from September 1-6.
 

<p>Around 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main and 15.97 lakh have registered for the NEET.</p>

Around 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main and 15.97 lakh have registered for the NEET.

<p>The exams have been deferred twice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.</p>

The exams have been deferred twice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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