NEET 2020: Students divided over whether HRD Ministry should postpone the exams or not

By : |June 30, 2020 0

This year around 17 lakh students will take the NEET 2020. The NTA conducts NEET as an undergraduate qualification test for MBBS, BDS and other related courses. For this, you have to have 10+ 2 in science stream with the subjects PCB. The examination is generally conducted in pen and paper mode.

Due to the pandemic, this year, this exam was pushed once before, from May to July. The cases in the country are rising and thus, this poses a threat for all students and community transmission. So, students have been demanding NEET and JEE postponement. But that’s not all students. Many students want to give the exam. Thus, they have advised to keep it optional.

Here is a series of tweets or comments, for and against the postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Mains

1. On one of our posts, we had this comment from Raj Kamal, he said:

[It] will be [a] big [embarrassment] for students who are trying & studying hard to clear Neet. They [don’t] have time for this waste stuff like [postponing] or delay. [It is] a tricky plan who just want to delay, not doing preparation, [staying] busy on twitter, FB & other platforms. [I am] shocked to see students are more [interested] to cancel the 12th exam as well as Neet & NTA. Govt should [confirm] the date as [they have provided] enough time to students to prepare. Students [should] leave this twitter, FB War, and study hard to achieve more.

2. Another comment from Vinayakam said:

Karnataka government [held] exams for 2nd PUC comprising about 5 lakh students. Then why not neet 17 lakh students all India?

3. Anshika Pandey, on Twitter, said:

We are requesting this since long but still no response as if the life of neet jee aspirants doesn’t matter to them. Many exams are cancelled or postponed but they want to conduct neet and jee. Why? [Is] our life [not] important to you?

4. Some are even asking for moderation policy for NEET

Students have started trending #WeWantModerationPolicy. CBSE adopted this policy to grade its students. It goes like “Students who fail the subject will not be granted moderated marks. For others, the total marks in a subject after moderation must not exceed 95. For example, if 10 marks are being granted for a particular subject during moderation and a candidate has scored 89, he/she will be accorded six marks.

5. Unlock 2.o has begun but educational institutes are closed. Still, why is NTA conducting these exams?
6. Students are protesting online

There are very few students who want the exams to happen. In that case, what should the ministry do? They can’t make students who have been working hard for more than 2 years just give up an entire year? But then there are no facilities for students to travel, or write exams in a situation like this.

We still await the decision of the HRD ministry.

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