NEET 2020: A total of 1,66,582 candidates from Uttar Pradesh – the second highest after Maharashtras 2,28,914 – are scheduled to appear in the National Aptitude Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) -2020, which is due to take place in 320 centers across the state on Sunday, September 13.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the testing at 3,843 centers across India where nearly 15.97 lakh candidates have enrolled, had previously announced that it would ensure that all precautions are taken to contain the risk of Covid infection while of the medical entrance test based on pen paper.
Last year NEET took place in 188 UP centers and 2,546 centers across India.
This year, the number of candidates per room was reduced from 24 to 12 in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
A note was also given to the candidates to guide them
via “Do’s and Don’s” for adequate social distancing during the test. Manual presence with signature (with gloves) is taken and no thumbprints are made.
The practice of physically moving supervisors around the premises is also minimized. The practice of the water dispenser is discontinued. Instead, candidates’ personal water bottles are allowed. Searching with a metal detector held with a long handle is mandatory for all candidates.
In addition, candidates felt that the delay allowed them additional time to properly prepare for the exam. One of the candidates, Sumit Kumar Tripathi, who got 99.75% on his ISC exam, said, “We have several months to prepare for the exam. It helped us understand the concept better. “
“The competition will be fierce as the number of Covid-19 cases increased, the students were under great stress. Yes, we had additional time to prepare, but at the same time we had to take additional measures to protect ourselves from the corona virus, ”said another candidate, Harsh Tiwari.