In UP, opinions on NEET-JEE vary politically
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LUCKNOW: Shashank Tiwari is in a dilemma. He is fully prepared to take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and begin a career in medicine.

“I am fully prepared and confident that I will pass the exams. However, my parents want me to drop out because of the corona fear. I have already lost my grandfather and then my uncle to Covid-19, and there is no way my parents will to do.” Allow me to take the exam. I am deeply stressed about the situation, “he said on Thursday.

His father, Shivkant Tiwari, has reasons of his own. “Shashank is my only son and life is more important than a career. We have had two deaths in the family and I cannot allow my son to risk his life. If all goes well, he can take the exam next year,” he said .

The controversy over the holding of NEET and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) exams in September has already begun to take on political undertones.

The center has stated that due to the coronavirus and lockdown, the entrance exams cannot be delayed any further as an entire academic year cannot be lost.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Prime Minister Dinesh Sharma, who holds the college portfolio, said: “The center has made a decision and we wholeheartedly agree with it. The careers of lakhs of students cannot be jeopardized. We will complete the exams with Perform security logs. ”

He said a large silent majority supported the testing while only a handful held protests.

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, meanwhile, said that it would be difficult for students to get to their centers and take exams because public transport is not fully operational.

“Also, who will be responsible if the students and their guardians get infected with the coronavirus? There are lakhs moving out of their homes for exams,” he said.

Shankar Gupta, owner of Star Coaching in Kanpur, said: “The students are not mentally prepared for the NEET and JEE exams. There has been a prolonged ban and the situation is not yet normal. It would be better to postpone the exams , set a new date so that students can mentally prepare. ”

In Uttar Pradesh, 1,66,582 students will take the NEET, according to the National Testing Agency (NTA).

For the JEE (Main) exam, which, like NEET, will also take place in September in Uttar Pradesh, 1,00,706 candidates will take the test in 66 centers.

NEET, which must be submitted in pen-and-paper format, is the entrance examination for first-class medical universities. It takes place on September 13th, while the JEE (Main), which is intended for access to engineering colleges, is a computer-based test that will be conducted from September 1st to 6th.

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