exams – NEET and JEE – in September.
These steps were put in place to ensure compliance with social distancing norms in the centers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the chorus grew for postponing the bottom line
However, officials from the Ministry of Education claimed that
exams is carried out according to schedule.
While the joint entrance examination (main examination) is planned for September 1st to 6th, the national entrance examination with admission test (NEET-UG) is planned for September 13th.
“The number of exam centers has also increased from 570 to 660 (for JEE Main) and from 2,546 to 3843 (for NEET). While JEE-Mains is a computer-based test, NEET is a pen and paper test,” the NTA said in a statement.
“Additionally, in the case of JEE-Mains, the number of shifts was increased from 8 to 12 and the number of candidates per shift was reduced from 1.32 lakh to 85,000,” it said.
“In order to ensure adequate social distancing in the examination rooms, the candidates at JEE Mains will sit in alternative seats. In the case of NEET, the number of candidates per room has been reduced from 24 to 12, ”it says.
To ensure social distancing outside of the exam room, candidate entry and exit is staggered, he added.
“Adequate arrangements have also been made outside of the exam centers to allow candidates to stand with adequate social distancing while waiting. Candidates were also given advice on ‘dos and don’ts’ for adequate social distancing,” she added.
Several students and parents have asked to move the entrance further
exams in view of increasing coronavirus cases.
Several opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi from Congress, Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, her counterpart Naveen Patnaik from Odisha, DMK President MK Stalin and CM Manish Sisodia from Delhi, have called for this
exams be moved.
The Supreme Court rejected a motion to postpone the two last week
exams Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, it is said that a precious year of college students “cannot be wasted” and life must go on.
“We find that the prayer for postponing the exam in question with regard to NEET and JEE-Mains contains absolutely no justification,” the Supreme Court said.
The NTA has also written to state governments to expand support for candidates in the local movement so they can get to their exam centers on time.
While a total of 9.53 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Mains, 15.97 lakh students have registered for NEET.