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The Supreme Court has refused to postpone the NEET-JEE exams. The Supreme Court of India had initially declared that NEET-JEE exams would be conducted. Following this, NEET-JEE aspirants had filed a petition calling for the cancellation of the NEET-JEE exams. However, the Supreme Court has now confirmed that NEET-JEE exams will be CONDUCTED as scheduled and has refused the petition. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been agitated with the Supreme Court's decision to conduct the NEET-JEE exams. Cases of the COVID-19 have crossed the 20 million mark. With no cure in sight, it is getting complicated by the minute for India to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
JEE Aspirants Will Have To Sign COVID-19 Undertaking/Self-Declaration To Write Exams After Supreme Court Refuses To Postpone Exam!
According to the schedule issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), JEE will be conducted in the first week of September 2020 whereas NEET is scheduled on September 13 2020. On Monday (August 17), the Supreme Court issued its decisions to conduct the NEET-JEE exams as per schedule. And the NTA, who conducts the NEET-JEE exams, has released a fresh set of guidelines to be followed by NEET-JEE aspirants while writing the exams. These guidelines have been issued on the onset of the COVID-19. Taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTA has released a fresh set of guidelines for NEET-JEE aspirants.
As per these guidelines, NEET-JEE aspirants will now have to sign an undertaking, i.e. a self-declaration form along with a photograph. This undertaking will say that the aspirants appearing for NEET-JEE has not tested positive for the COVID-19 and have not had any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, or difficulty in breathing in the past couple of days. The JEE exam is scheduled in the first week of September. JEE Aspirants will have to submit the COVID-19 undertaking after the COVID-19 undertaking is thoroughly signed by exam centre officer and has to be signed by the JEE aspirant on the spot