Over 5,000 aspirants to sit for NEET today

Over 5,000 aspirants to sit for NEET today

Jalandhar, September 12

Despite much hue and cry by the non-BJP-ruled states, the National Testing Agency (NTA), which is tasked with conducting various entrance examinations, would finally conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday across the country. Approximately 5,000 students from the city are expected to appear for the exam at five centres and over 500 teachers (two teachers per classroom) have been assigned duties to ensure its smooth conduct.

No curfew

  • To ensure that students appearing for NEET do not face any problem while reaching their respective centres, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said there would be no curfew in the state on Sunday. However, non-essential shops will remain closed.

As per information, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NTA has issued certain guidelines and students, accordingly, have been informed to report at their respective examination centres by 11 am, though the exam will begin at 2 pm and will conclude at 5pm.

“Maintaining proper social distancing and after checking the temperature of students, teachers will be coordinating with students regarding their respective sitting arrangement. Besides, the number of students in each room has been cut down to 12, to ensure at least a six feet gap between two students,” sources said.

Also, students will be signing a self-declaration form mentioning their health updates. Besides, a medical room has been created at each centre for any emergency and regular sanitisation is being done and teachers, too, will be screened before the exam.

A special security agency has been hired by the NTA which will be present at the centres to conduct checking of students as per Covid-19 guidelines. In case anyone has a temperature or is asymptomatic, a separate isolation room will be assigned to the student. Besides, students are allowed to bring transparent water bottles, their own sanitisers. They can wear their own masks but face covers will be provided to students and the staff at the centre.

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