Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 21
Competitive exams JEE Mains for engineering entrance and NEET UG for undergraduate medical admissions are on target and shall be held on the dates introduced beforehand.
While Joint Entrance Exam Mains is scheduled between September 1 and 6, NEET UG shall be held on September 13, authorities sources stated.
The sources cited August 17 Supreme Court order to say that examination dates would stay unchanged.
“The Supreme Court in its August 17 order stated that it found absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. The SC said though there is a pandemic situation, life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted,” a authorities supply stated.
So far 63,932, JEE Main candidates have requested change of centre cities attributable to COVID impression whereas 95,000 NEET candidates have requested the identical.
“Admit Cards for the JEE (Main) were released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the exam is scheduled for 1st September to 6th September 2020. Till date, out of a total of 8,58,273 candidates, 6,49,223 candidates have downloaded their admit cards,” officers stated.
They stated of the full candidates, 99.07 per cent have been given the primary selection of their choice.
“To facilitate the candidates due to COVID-19 pandemic, NTA had provided the option to change their centre cities five times, and 63,931 candidates availed the same,” authorities officers stated.
Similarly, in NEET (UG) the choice to candidates to vary their centre cities was given 5 instances, and about 95,000 candidates availed the identical.
The admit playing cards for NEET (UG) 2020 are scheduled to be launched shortly and the examination shall be held on September 13, 2020, stated sources.
Out of the full of 15,97,433 candidates, 99.87 per cent are being given the primary selection of their preferences of metropolis.
Officials stated elaborate preparations have been made to sanitise the centres earlier than and after the conduct of the examinations, give contemporary masks and (on demand) hand gloves primarily based on the excellent pointers for centre administration in view of COVID-19 pandemic. These pointers have been made on the traces of the Education Ministry’s customary working procedures.