On Thursday, the Delhi High Court will hear a plea filed by a number of NEET 2022 candidates asking for the postponement of the medical entrance exam. 15 candidates from across the nation filed the petition. Justice Sanjeev Narula will hear the argument. On July 17, the competitive examination is slated to take place.
Candidates are requesting a four to six week exam postponement through the petition. The conflicting dates of the NEET, JEE, and CUET exams is one of several reasons why students want their exams postponed. The petition asserts that the proximity of many exam dates, which caused severe mental anguish and harassment, led to 16 recorded suicides of young students, leaving their families in a hopeless situation.
According to the petition, which was submitted through lawyer Mamta Sharma, the board exam ended in the middle of June 2022, and the students were then required to study for three national-level exams without having enough time to do so.
The petition claimed that the respondents planned the three wholly separate national-level exams CUET, NEET-UG, and JEE in the month of July 2022, each with a time difference of one to two days.
The petition also claimed that it was challenging for the kids to travel hundreds of kilometres because of the country’s widespread flooding and severe rainfall.
The petition further claimed that the exam timetable is arbitrary and inappropriate, and that this year’s NEET (UG) announcement was only made public about 100 days before to the exam. Although they were aware of the petitioners’ sincere and justified complaints, the respondents failed to reschedule NEET-UG 2022 in a timely manner and caused confusion among students by delaying the release of the students’ admission cards until July 11th, according to the plea.
Aspiring students had a reasonable expectation that the issues they raised through various representations would be taken into account, but to their shock and surprise, the respondents, who continued to act ignorantly, decided to hold the NEET-UG 2022 examination on the scheduled date of July 17,2022, it continued.
According to the plea, NEET-UG is one of the most difficult exams, and if it is held in accordance with the current timetable, lakhs of students will suffer grave injustice and an irreversible loss of one academic year.
The appeal, filed on behalf of multiple medical aspirants, was placed before a bench on Wednesday presided over by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, and a hearing date was set for hearing on July 14.