JEE, NEET on time, NTA assures pupil security; variety of examination centres elevated

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 25 

The National Testing Agency on Tuesday assured security of scholars and sought their cooperation to conduct JEE Mains and NEET UG exams in September this 12 months.

Amid calls by a number of opposition events in search of the postponement of the 2 aggressive exams, NTA at the moment mentioned the exams shall be held on time — JEE Mains (engineering entrance) from September 1 to six and NEET UG (MBBS entrance) on September 13 and that the variety of examination centres had been elevated for pupil security and to take care of bodily distancing resulting from COVID-19.

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NTA mentioned it has ensured greater than 99 per cent candidates get their first selection of centre cities in each of those examinations. “The number of Examination Centers has also been increased from 570 to 660 (in case of JEE Main) and 2,546 to 3,843 (in case of NEET (UG) 2020. JEE (Main) is Computer-Based Test (CBT) and NEET (UG) is pen paper-based test. Additionally, in case of JEE (Main), the number of shifts has been increased from the earlier 8 to 12, and the number of candidates per shift has been reduced from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85,000 now,” mentioned NTA.

While 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Mains, 15.97 lakh have been registered for NEET (UG) 2020.

To meet the social distancing necessities, there was a considerable enhance within the variety of centres, NTA mentioned assuring pupil security.


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