The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will take place across the country on Sunday under strict controls and protocols in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 15 Lakh candidates have registered for the Bachelor exam.
The NEET exam takes place across the country days after the JEE (Main).
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The National Testing Agency (NTA), the organization that organizes the testing, has taken a number of measures, such as: B. to increase the number of examination centers and decrease the number of students in a room with regard to Covid-19.
Originally scheduled for May 3rd, it has been postponed twice due to Covid-19. First it was postponed to July 26th and then to September 13th.
In Siliguri with 25 test centers for NEET. One of the testing centers, the Siliguri Institute of Technology (SIT), has taken all precautions as directed by the NTA.
In an interview with ANI, the director of SIT, Dr. Pradosh Kumar Adhvaryyu: “There are 25 centers in Siliguri and in our institute 1,500 students will take the exam.
“According to the instructions of the NTA, we will conduct the test here. We arranged the facilities such as thermal screening, disinfection. We also took care of the social distancing norm and placed the seats of two candidates 6 feet apart, ”the director said.
Adhvaryyu said, “For the students with symptoms, we have an isolation unit where they can take their test. The supervisors in the isolation unit wear PPE kits. We will not allow the guards to enter the campus. “
The situation is being monitored by the NTA, he added.
Adhvaryyu said, “Easing the lockdown will help students from different parts of the states get to the exam centers.”
He also suggested that students should adhere to all standards governed by the NTA during the exam.
To facilitate the free movement of students who show up for the NEET exam, Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Friday that there would be no curfew in the state.
Candidates arrived at exam centers ahead of the NEET exam amid the coronavirus pandemic. While some of them have been revised at the last minute.
Chennai, a candidate at Vidya Mandir in Mylapore, said, “NEET is just an exam. There is nothing to worry about. If not resolved this time, we can show up again next year. “
Another candidate at an exam center in Siliguri, West Bengal said, “It’s a test of 1.5 years of my hard work. We take every precaution, including wearing masks and disinfecting our hands frequently.”
The West Bengal government has ordered the resumption of underground services for NEET 2020 exam candidates and their parents today. Subsequently, social distancing standards are observed and disinfection is carried out at metro stations in Calcutta.
In Odisha, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the state capital has made arrangements, including free housing and transportation, to help students and their parents with the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to an official announcement, the city government has set up dormitory facilities in five engineering schools in different parts of the city to accommodate students and their parents coming from other districts or distant locations for the exam.
Over 15,000 students will take the annual medical entrance exam at 31 centers in Bhubaneswar, ”the press release said.
The East Coast Railway launched four special trains on Saturday and Sunday for the candidates to appear in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on September 13.
These trains operate on four routes: Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar, Keonjhargarh-Bhubaneswar, Rayagada-Sambalpur and Khariar Road-Sambalpur. Students board these trains to reach their destination for the exams and return home on the same train when the exam is over.