New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed petition seeking postponement of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Also Read - JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Result Declared at | Direct Link to Download Scorecards Here

“There is no ground to interfere with policy decision. The postponement of the NEET/JEE will put the career of students in peril as the whole academic year is at stake”, said a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.  The court asserted that life cannot be put on hold due to COVID-19 crisis. Also Read - Sudarshan TV Row: 'Free Speech, Not Hatred,' Supreme Court Says Media Self-regulation System Toothless

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, the plea filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of 11 students from 11 states across the country, has sought quashing of July 3 notices issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), by which it was decided to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (Main) April 2020 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-Undergraduate exams in September.