Students demand postponement of JEE and NEET exams as number of Coronavirus cases in India is rapidly increasing.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to go on a lockdown. All the Industries, businesses, educational system have gone on a halt. India recorded 18,500 cases in last 24 hours. The way the number of cases are increasing, it has caused fear and terror among people. On Friday, India crossed 5,00,000 cases. But now the biggest concern for students are, no words by JEE and NEET regarding postponement of the exams.
The JEE Main exam is scheduled to take place from June 18- June 23, while NEET 2020 exams on July 26. But seeing the increase in number of cases, students are demanding the authorities to postponed the examination.
CBSE recently announced cancellation of 10th and 12th Board seeing the Coronavirus pandemic, but the students seems to be in no mood of risking their lives, for the sake of an examination. More than 15 lakhs students applied for NEET this year, while around 9 lakhs for JEE Main. The future of all these students are in stake.
The students took their social media to request the authorities to decide as soon as possible, regarding the postponement of the exams. During these unprecedented times when all the traveling is in halt, people are tense, it will be extremely difficult for the students to give their 100% in the examination hall.
The students started trending #PostponeNEETandJEE on twitter.
A student tweeted, #PostponeNEETandJEE @DG_NTA its a humble request to @HRDMinistry to come & share ur views. Students are very stressed . When they will understand students life , deadly virus incresing day by day & still taking xm is the prime concern… Seriosuly ???? ????????????????
#PostponeNEETandJEE @DG_NTA its a humble request to @HRDMinistry to come & share ur views. Students are very stressed . When they will understand students life , deadly virus incresing day by day & still taking xm is the prime concern… Seriosuly ???? 😷😷😷😡
— toufiqueAhmed (@SohailA90361092) June 27, 2020
While other tweeted, “Seriously your silence breking us(aspirants)
We can’t afford this lose
— arkodebganguly (@arkodebganguly1) June 27, 2020
There is a lot of anger among students over the authorities for lack of clarity and not taking decision. The schools are closed seeing the pandemic, as it is completely impractical to follow all the precautions and social distancing measures by students during school hours, so how the authorities will manage to organise NEET and JEE exams is the biggest question now that needs to be answered.