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NEET 2020: NTA Guidelines On Dress Code,Time Slot,More Exams Centre Amid COVID
A total of 15.97 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.
NEET 2020: NTA Guidelines On Dress Code, Time Slot, More Exams Centre Amid COVID
New Delhi: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is being held across the country on Sunday in the middle of the stringent check-in views of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is organizing the exams, has taken measures like increasing the number of exams centers and reducing the number of students in the room to ensure the coronavirus disease doesn't create any problem.
The NEET examination comes days after another prestigious exam the JEE (Main) which was held across the country.
West Bengal: Candidates arrive at an examination centre in Siliguri to write National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2020
A candidate says,"It's a test of 1.5 years of my hard work. We're taking all precautions including wearing masks and frequently sanitizing hands." #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/KwVtiHeVNe
Things to know about how the NTA is conducting these exams:
1-The number for the examination center has been increased from originally planned 2,546 to 3,843. The number of candidates per room has been halved - from earlier 24 to 12.
Chennai: Candidates begin arriving at examination centres to write NEET exam (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test); visuals from Vidya Mandir in Mylapore.— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2020
A candidate says,“NEET is just an exam.There's nothing to fear about. If not cleared this time,we can reappear next year" pic.twitter.com/IpFRKR4Wc8
2-As per the NTA, the exam centres will ensure staggered entry of students. Also the candidates have been given a set of instructions on do's and don't for the proper social distancing.
3-The candidates have been asked to come to the exam centres with masks and sanitizers but once they enter, the students will have to use the masks provided by the examination authority.“Each candidate will be offered a three-ply mask at the time of entry and are expected to wear the same during the examination in order to avoid any form of unfair means at the time of examination,” an official of the NTA was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
4-The NEET, a pen and paper-based test unlike engineering entrance exams JEE, has already been deferred twice in the view of the coronavirus pandemic. The exam was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26, and then to September 13
5-Whereas number of students had protested seeking the postponement of the exam further due to the pandemic, but the government had opposed the move.
6-A total of 15.97 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.