The prestigious National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 13 amid loud voices demanding postponement of the exams amid COVID-19 pandemic. There was widespread resentment amongst college students over the holding of exams, a lot in order that they knocked the doorways of the Supreme Court demanding the postonement of JEE and NEET entrances however to no aid. Thereafter, a assessment petition was additionally filed earlier than the highest court docket but it surely acquired dismissed. Meanwhile, one other plea looking for postponement of NEET has been filed within the Supreme Court and shall be heard on September 9.
How many college students have registered
According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), 15.97 lakh candidates from throughout the nation have registered for NEET, a pen-paper primarily based check.
How many centres have been allotted
The NTA has elevated the variety of centres from 2,546 to 3,843 in view of the coronavirus pandemic as social distancing guidelines shall be in place.
How many candidates can sit in a single room
The variety of candidates per room has been lowered from earlier 24 to 12.
Precautions outdoors examination halls
The entry and exit of candidates has been straggered to guarantee social distancing outdoors the examination corridor. The NTA mentioned sufficient preparations have additionally been made outdoors the examination centres to allow candidates stand with sufficient social distancing whereas ready. Hand sanitisers may even be made obtainable on the entrance of the examination centres. All the candidates shall be requested to enter the examination centres with masks and sanitisers, as soon as they enter centre, they may have to use the masks offered by the examination authority. NTA officers mentioned every candidate shall be provided a three-ply masks on the time of entry and are anticipated to put on the identical through the examination so as to keep away from any type of unfair means on the time of examination.
Precautions inside examination halls
The NTA will make obtainable hand sanitisers contained in the examination halls always. Other measures embrace changing the method of checking the admit card of candidates with barcode readers, rising the variety of examination centres, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit.