Over four lakh admit playing cards for clinical entrance exam NEET were downloaded within three hours on Wednesday, sources acknowledged.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit playing cards for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Take a look at (NEET) at 12 pm on Wednesday.
“Admit playing cards of NEET were on hand for download at 12 this day. Over 4 lakh candidates own downloaded it in the first 3 hours,” sources acknowledged.
While the NEET is deliberate on September 13, engineering entrance exam JEE Valuable is scheduled from September 1-6. Round 9.53 lakh candidates own registered for the JEE-Mains and 15.97 lakh students own registered for NEET.
Amid a rising clamour for postponement of the mandatory exams in stare of rising Cpvid-19 cases, the Ministry of Education (MoE) officials reiterated on Tuesday that the exams will likely be conducted as per schedule in September.
Increasing the choice of examination centres, alternate seating idea, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit are among the many steps the NTA will buy to safely habits the NEET and JEE next month.
“The choice of examination centres own also been elevated from 570 to 660 (for JEE Valuable) and a pair of,546 to a couple of,843 (for NEET). While JEE-Mains is a pc-basically based mostly test, NEET is a pen-paper test,” the NTA acknowledged in an announcement on Tuesday.
“Moreover, in case of JEE-Mains, the choice of shifts own been elevated from the earlier 8 to 12, and the choice of candidates per shift has been reduced from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85,000 now,” it acknowledged.
“In articulate to make sure correct social distancing within the examination halls, the candidates will likely be seated in alternate seats in case of JEE-Mains. In case of NEET, the choice of candidates per room has been reduced from 24 to 12,” it added.
To be sure social distancing outdoor the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates has been staggered.
“Enough preparations own also been made outdoor the examination centres to enable candidates to stand with ample social distancing, whereas waiting. Candidates own also been issued an advisory guiding them about the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for accurate social distancing,” the NTA acknowledged.
There own been demands from loads of quarters to extra prolong the doorway exams in stare of increasing coronavirus cases.
On Tuesday, Swedish teen native weather exchange campaigner Greta Thunberg also threw her weight on the lend a hand of suspending the exams in stare of the pandemic.
“It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit down for national exams right throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and whereas hundreds of thousands own also been impacted by the outrageous floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID, she acknowledged in a tweet.
Several opposition leaders in India including Congress’ Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, DMK president MK Stalin and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia own demanded the exams be postponed.
The Supreme Court docket had remaining week pushed aside a plea seeking postponement of the two exams amid a spurt in the choice of COVID-19 cases, announcing a precious year of the students “cannot be wasted” and life has to plug on.
“We acquire that there might be undoubtedly no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in quiz touching on to NEET along with JEE-Mains,” the Supreme Court docket had acknowledged.
The NTA has also written to verbalize governments to lengthen enhance in native motion of the candidates so that they are ready to reach their examination centres on time