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NEET UG 2022: HC to hear plea seeking postponement of the exam

The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear a plea seeking postponement of the NEET undergraduate 2022 exam, which is scheduled to be held on July 17.

The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a division bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra on Wednesday. The court allowed the matter to be listed on Thursday. Justice Sanjeev Narula will hear the matter.

In the petition filed by the candidates, the court has been asked to direct the National Testing Agency (NTA) to issue a fresh notification to reschedule the examination after considering the grievances of the candidates.

“Direct the Respondents to conduct NEET 2002 Phase 2 for the academic session 2022 given the vast distance of examination centers between 150 km to 300 km for thousands of students during the current dire situation due to floods across the country, ” reads one of the prayers of the petition.

The petition also sought to set up a grievance redressal mechanism for adjudicating the complaints being made by the candidates regarding the examination. The notification for the exam was released on 6 April.

Some candidates have written to the Union Education Minister that every year the students are informed about the dates five months before the exam but this year the notification has come just three months back. The candidates have also stated that the previous exam was held on September 12 last year only and the process continued till April due to which the ‘cooling period’ between both the exams is very short for the next attempt. Floods in various states have also been cited as the reason for postponing the exams

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