Fear of Covid-19 failed to dampen the spirits of examinees who appeared in three districts of Jharkhand on Sunday for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Authority (NTA), an official said.
The exam, previously denied by the JMM Congress headed by the Jharkhand government and some student organizations, was conducted peacefully with all the precautionary measures from Covid. The exam was held at 36 centers in Ranchi, Bokaro and Jamshedpur, where over 21,000 students were scheduled to appear. According to the report from various districts, the number of visitors was around 85%.
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At Ranchi, the exams were held in 25 centers, where around 12,600 students were expected to appear.
Ranchi city coordinator for the NEET exam, Ram Singh, who is also the director of the Delhi Public School (DPS), Ranchi, said, “The exams were peaceful and trouble-free. Around 85% of the students wrote the papers in Ranchi. “
One examinee, Pankaj Kujur, who took his exam at the center of the Tender Heart School in Ranchis Tupudana, said: “Questions were possible from all three subjects – physics, chemistry and biology. For me, biology was easy while physics was a little difficult, but it was okay. The chemistry was average. “
Kujur, who passed his Grade 12 board exam this year, said, “There were a total of 180 questions and a total of 720 points. I hope to pass the exam. “
Another examinee, Vishal Kumar, who was writing his thesis at the center of the Guru Nanak Public School in Ranchi, said, “The questions were moderate. It was neither easy nor difficult. Most of the questions were from NCERT and many of the questions from last year’s exam were repeated this year. “
The test took place in the other two districts of Bokaro and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Seven test centers were set up in Bokaro, where 4,523 students attended the test.
The students were pleased that the district administrations in the examination centers were ready for Covid. The temperature of the students was checked twice, one before entering the center and another when entering the examination rooms. All students had been asked to reach the center’s campus by 12.30 p.m. so that they could gain access while maintaining social distance.