The Congress will cancel NEET if it comes to energy and Rahul Gandhi turns into Prime Minister, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy stated on Sunday. “We will cancel NEET if Congress regime, led by Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi, comes to power at the centre,” Narayanasamy was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
Nearly 90 per cent candidates appeared within the medical entrance examination NEET held at over 3,800 centres throughout the nation on Sunday amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) started at 2 PM, however entry to centres began at 11 AM.
NEET is a gateway for admissions into undergraduate medical and dental programs.
From this 12 months the admissions to MBBS course within the 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will additionally be made by way of NEET following the modification in National Medical Commission Act, 2019 handed by Parliament final 12 months.
The examination has been postponed twice due to the pandemic and the federal government determined to go forward with it, regardless of opposition by a bit, to mitigate any additional educational loss.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has set in place strict commonplace working procedures (SOPs) in view of the pandemic, together with measures like decreasing the variety of candidates per room from the sooner 24 to 12.
The NTA had additionally elevated the variety of centres from 2,546 in 2019 to 3,862 this 12 months to guarantee crowd administration and staggered entry and exit protocols.
Unlike the engineering entrance (JEE), NEET-UG, the medical admission check, is a pen and paper examination and held every year.
Accordingly, the NTA has modified centres for a couple of candidates this week in compliance with social distancing norms and COVID restrictions.
The NEET-UG was initially scheduled for May 3, however was pushed to July 26 after which scheduled for September 13.
(With inputs from companies)