There are many courses which the students can opt for after 10+2 and can choose from for getting admission into the streams they intend to pursue. For this they have to take up exams conducted by central body on all India basis such as SSC , UPSC , IBPS, etc . However JEE and NEET are quiet different. Recently government have announced the dates of JEE and NEET exams.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 23, 2020
(A) JEE Main 2020 exam dates are from September 1 to 6 .
(B) the exam date for NEET 2020 is September 13.
(C) JEE Advanced will be held on September 27.
The Students reactions have been mostly on the happier side. However, some have also shown mixed reactions.
Earlier it was known as AIEEE which stands for All India Engineering Entrance Examination. This AIEEE competition exam was organised and conducted by CBSE at all India level. But it has been changed by ministry of human resource development, Government Of India(GOI) into JEE in 2013. Now this human resource ministry also stands changed to new name and will be called as Education Ministry as announced by PM recently. JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination which is a national level exam for engineering. This is conducted by competent professionals of top level engineering colleges of the country at various reputed campuses such as IIT’s, NIT’s, etc. JEE exam covers physics, mathematics and chemistry subjects.( Students who have taken science side after 10th class). JEE competition exam is conducted at two levels Mains and advance .
NEET is responsible to conduct the national level exam for admission in Medicine and Dentistry related courses. It was introduced by ministry of health and family welfare in 2013. In NEET examination physics , chemistry and biology subjects are covered and this exam is conducted once in a year. NEET stand for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. NEET exam is conducted and overlooked by National Testing Agency(NTA) which follows the guidelines laid by Medical Council of India (MCI).
Recently Government Of India as per supreme court of India’s order wanted to conduct the JEE and NEET exam during COVID-19 pandemic by saying that the career of the students cannot be put on hold and academic year cannot be wasted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Abiding by the Supreme Court verdict the Government Of India(GOI) has agreed and have decided to conduct both the JEE And NEET exams(mains) 2020 as per schedule. The examination will be conducted with all the precautions and safety ensured since the government is not in a mood to postpone the exams further. However large number of people and organisations were not happy and comfortable in favouring this GOI’s decision. As per some reliable sources, most of the students have downloaded their admit card for taking up the competition examination of JEE (mains) and NEET which is released by National Testing Agency(NTA).
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 22, 2020
The argument against the exam
There is a strong possibility of infection spreading en masse. Students may come in contact with the deadly virus and fear for getting affected by COVID-19 is real because the number of COVID-19 patients coming from various places of the states where the controls were loosely enforced during stages of lockdowns in those states which is alarming. Many young minds may panic and can get affected and chances of contacting the virus are great. Conducting such mass level exams in this scenario is big risk.One should not take chance at his life during COVID-19 time. This also a violation of fundamental rights as per article 14,
Argument in favour of exam by Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has dismissed the plea for postponement of JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020. The court has stated that they cannot put the careers of the lakhs of students in jeopardy as the whole academic year is at stake.
(1) The JEE and NEET exam should be conducted with maximum precautions and safety measures in place at all the examination centres. The arrangements for medical care and speedy action should be ensured with adequate paramedics and material support at every centre.
(2) Students must be given an option if they want to take the exam or not .
(3) Some kind of choice must be given to the student for another chance for taking the exams on alternate date so that students can feel relaxed and not stressed. The government can consider this in the larger interest of the students considering the current situation.