Hypocrisy of Politicians On JEE And NEET Exams

The JEE took place as scheduled today despite opposition leaders threatening action against the centre’s decision

Raghav N

September 2, 2020

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The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) finally kicked off today, putting an end to the pressure built by the opposition leaders on the centre to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and JEE, due to fears of COVID19.

8.5 lakh students participated in the JEE that took place across 680 examination centres in the country. There were numerous appeals to delay the papers this year, with Congress President Sonia Gandhi even meeting with opposition leaders and some chief ministers for the same. Many CMs had declared that they would appeal to the Supreme Court on this matter. However, no such steps were taken and the tests happened as scheduled.

Students and parents largely echoed the same sentiment of relief of not having to lose a year. They were happy with the coronavirus guidelines followed in the locations, including social distancing and frequent sanitisation.

It is interesting to see if it was really the students who were reluctant to sit for the exams or if this matter was politicised by the opposition, to boost their vote banks from the estimated 26 lakh students who register for these tests.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has now tweeted asking for the government to speed up the result announcement of the Railway examinations and not just focus on NEET and JEE.

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