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NEET, JEE Exam 2020 updates: 8.58 lakh students registered for JEE Main

By Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, Sep 11: As many as seventy four per cent candidates, of those who had registered for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main this year, had appeared for the exam, official data released by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank revealed.

According to information shared by the minister in a series of tweets, 8.58 lakh candidates had registered for JEE (Main), 6.35 lakh of whom appeared for the exam held from 1-6 September.

NEET, JEE Exam 2020 LIVE: Several top leaders demand Centre to postpone the examination

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10:03 AM, 11 Sep
Govt revises SOP for exams ahead of NEET 2020
8:29 AM, 11 Sep
“Out of 8.58 lakh JEE Mains applicants, 6.35 lakhs appeared for the exam,” he tweeted.
12:15 AM, 11 Sep
However the complete lockdown in West Bengal on 11 September will remain in place and no public activity will be allowed on that day.
12:14 AM, 11 Sep
Mamata Banerjee tweeted that the decision was taken after numerous requests from the student community on lifting lockdown norms on 12 September considering the NEET 2020 examination scheduled on 13 September.
12:14 AM, 11 Sep
The West Bengal government has revoked its earlier decision of complete lockdown in the state on September 12 in the interest of the students appearing for NEET exam on September 13, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced today.
12:15 PM, 10 Sep
The Metro Railway in Kolkata on Wednesday said it will operate special services on September 13 to help the students who are appearing for the NEET 2020.
8:45 AM, 10 Sep
Eight-year-old climate and environment activist, Licypriya Kangujam, has personally submitted a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi’s office, asking to postpone
8:36 AM, 10 Sep
The body was sent to a government hospital for autopsy, an office said. Vignesh had secured a seat in agricultural sciences last year, but he had decided to study harder to crack NEET.
8:25 AM, 10 Sep
Even as inquiries into the possibility of a suicide are underway, Vignesh’s father said his son had failed to clear the test in two earlier attempts and was anxious over his score this time round. The 19-year-old boy’s body was found floating in a well four days ahead of the exam.
10:36 PM, 9 Sep
NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) aspirant died by suicide at Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
10:32 PM, 9 Sep
As per updates, a total of 66 trains – 33 each in up and down directions – will be run on September 13 from 11 AM to 7 PM from the two terminal stations, Noapara and Kavi Subhash.
10:32 PM, 9 Sep
To avail the metro facility, students need to show NEET admit cards at the gates of Metro stations as no token will be issued to them. These services will be available in every 15 minutes for the students.
10:32 PM, 9 Sep
Issuing a statement, the Kolkata Metro authorities said that the service will be exclusively for medical entrance examinees and their guardians.
10:32 PM, 9 Sep
The Metro Railway in Kolkata on Wednesday said it will operate special services on September 13 to help the students who are appearing for the NEET 2020.
4:18 PM, 9 Sep
Justice Mishra had said "Life cannot be stopped. We have to move ahead with all safeguards and all.... Education should be opened up. Covidmay continue for a year more. Are you going to wait another year? Do you know what is the loss to the country and peril to the students."
3:50 PM, 9 Sep
The apex court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra ordered for the dismissal of the petition and said “Career of students cannot be put under jeopardy for long."
3:35 PM, 9 Sep
The top court on 17 August had refused the plea for deferment of medical and engineering entrance exams in plea seeking directions to postpone and cancel the exams scheduled to be held in September.
2:40 PM, 9 Sep
Senior Advocate KTS Tulsi arguing for one of the petitioners, cited the number of fresh virus cases being reported everyday, while requesting the apex court to defer the exam “Covid-19 cases are increasing and now there are 90,000 daily case," he said.
1:58 PM, 9 Sep
Refusing his request, Justice MR Shah, a part of the bench, submitted that there cannot be different dates for different states.
1:44 PM, 9 Sep
Senior Advocate Arvind Datar apprised the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan that Bihar has only two exam centres and requested to postpone it by three weeks.
1:25 PM, 9 Sep
The Supreme Court had on September 4 dismissed petitions, including the one filed by ministers of six opposition-ruled states, seeking review of its August 17 order which had paved the way for holding NEET and JEE exams.
1:09 PM, 9 Sep
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that authorities will take all necessary steps for conducting the NEET-undergraduate exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic for admission in medical courses.
12:21 PM, 9 Sep
While rejecting the petitions, the Supreme Court observes, "Even review petitions have been dismissed. Authorities will take all steps. Some petitions had cited Bihar floods for deferment, some others weekend lockdowns. etc"
12:18 PM, 9 Sep
The Supreme Court refuses to entertain a batch of fresh petitions seeking postponement of NEET 2020.
11:48 AM, 9 Sep
On August 17, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had dismissed the pleas seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
11:09 AM, 9 Sep
So far, the Supreme Court has already rejected pleas for postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 twice.
10:59 AM, 9 Sep
The NTA is scheduled to conduct NEET 2020 for over 15 lakh registered candidates is scheduled for September 13, 2020.
10:22 AM, 9 Sep
The fresh plea has factored in the recent orders of the Supreme Court and its firm stand to conduct the examination. As such, the new plea seeks relief for students by offering a middle road and better provisions to mitigate risk.
10:15 AM, 9 Sep
“15.67 lakh students are required to appear for NEET 2020 examination on September 13. There are many exam centres which would have more than 600 students! How would social distancing be maintained?” questions students.
9:42 AM, 9 Sep
The fact that 9 lakh students were spread over 7 days for JEE Main examination was also pointed out.

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