The National Testing Agency has announced that it has made arrangements for NEET-2020 examination, which is scheduled to be held on September 13. Thus, admit cards for the NEET exam will be released shortly.
A Press Note issued to this effect intimates that proper sanitization measures shall be employed at all the Test Centers and availability of personal protective gears shall be ensured. Further, the personnel involved in conduct of these exams are also been trained on implementation of the NTA's Advisory.
"NTA has made elaborate arrangements to sanitise the centres before and after the conduct of the examinations, give fresh masks and hand gloves (as per request). The NTA has also prepared comprehensive Advisory regarding COVID-19 for All Functionaries for centre management. This Advisory has also been developed based on the MHRD's Guidelines." the press note states.
Further, the NTA has requested the State Chief Secretaries, DGPs, and DMs/ SPs of the concerned cities to provide support for maintaining law and order condition, power supply, facilitation of movement of candidates and exam functionaries, crowd management in front of exam centres, etc.
Earlier today, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development was reported to have decided against postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE (Main).
On Monday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition seeking postponement of the exams after observing that it will 'put the career of students in peril'.
'Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop exams? We should move on', Justice Arun Mishra, the presiding judge of the bench, said while dismissing the petitions.
The JEE (Main) exam is scheduled to be held between September 1 and September 6 and admit cards for the same have been released.
It is pertinent to note that the NTA has allowed candidates in both the examinations to change their option of Centre City. 99.07% candidates in JEE and 99.87% candidates in NEET exam have been offered the first choice of preference of centre cities.
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