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Delhi HC dismisses plea of student seeking extension to apply for NEET 2020

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea of an MBBS aspirant who had sought extension to file application form for the NEET (UG)-2020. The Candidate had contended that she couldn’t file the form due to ill health of her father. She further said the NTA has already given extension to make corrections in the application form till May 31.

The court rejected these contentions saying that she had no valid reason which prevented her from submitting it before the January 6 deadline.

It further said the extension for correction of details was given as several candidates due to COVID-19 lockdown had to shift their residence and “accordingly it would have an effect on the centre cities that have been filled by them in their forms”.

“Accordingly, there is a rationale behind the National Testing Agency permitting the extension of date for correction of the choice of centre cities in the online application forms already submitted,” the court said quoted by a PTI report.

It further said that the petitioner (girl) could have submitted the form before the deadline of January 6 “when there was no hardship faced on account of COVID-19 pandemic“.

“Even otherwise, petitioner was not required to submit a physical application form and had to make an online application which could have been done from any location,” the court added.

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