90% of the students who have applied for NEET are going to appear for the exams. Those students who tested positive for Coronavirus are going to get another chance to appear for the examinations and the dates for the same will be announced later by the education authorities of India.
Three thousand eight hundred exam centres were held around and across the country for the students to take their medical exam, NEET. Students were allotted seats to maintain the social distancing rule for giving the examinations.
What has the Educational Minister had to say about this?
The Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, wished the students good luck for their examinations. He also tweeted a message thanking the chief ministers and NTA for holding and managing proper social distancing arrangements for the students who appeared for the NEET exams. Additionally, he went to thank them for facilitating the exam conduction for the students.
Rahul Gandhi’s sympathy and wishes and a message for the PM Modi
The leader of Congress National Party Rahul Gandhi, who was one of the people demanding the dates to be postponed for the examinations, wished the students appearing for the exams good luck and also conveyed sympathy for those students who could not appear for the examinations due to being affected by the pandemic and the floods.
Additionally, he stated in his tweet that he wished that PM Modi would have understood and taken concern for the aspirants and students of JEE-NEET the same way he does for his close capitalist colleagues.
Have the NEET exams been postponed previously?
Yes. The NEET examinations have been postponed twice because of the ongoing pandemic and now to prevent further academic loss, the government has decided to go ahead with the examination for NEET.
What were the precautionary steps taken to ensure the safety of the students?
The NTA had placed strict precautionary measures that would be strictly adhered by while the examination was going on—allotting seats for the students to maintain the safe distance. The number of students per class to be less than 15. Followed by increasing the number of centres to maintain the balance to accommodate the examinations.
About the NEET Exam
On Saturday, till 5 pm, more than 15 lakh students candidates had downloaded their admit cards for the NEET examinations.
The test was made available to students in 11 languages: Assamese,
Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu respectively.
According to the statistical reports, 77% of the aspirants and students took the NEET examinations in English, and 12% of the aspirants and students took the NEET examinations in Hindi, and the rest of the 11% took the NEET examinations in other languages.
Facilities are given to the students by the State Government
The transportation and accommodation were made free for the students by the government of various states. It was reported that West Bengal even ran a special metro service for the students who were appearing for the NEET examinations.