Education Minister Says, More Than 85% Attended NEET 2020

The National Testing Agency has successfully conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET-2020] on 13th September i.e., on Sunday. More than 15.9 lakh candidates have registered for the NEET examination. Out of the total registered candidates, nearly 85-90 percent have appeared for the entrance test amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 85% attended NEET 2020
Over 85% attended NEET 2020

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Union Minister for Education claimed that the maximum percentage of students have taken up the exam despite the outbreak of the coronavirus across the nation. The test was conducted in India across 3800 exam venues as set up already by the concerned authorities. After the completion of the exam, the Union Minister for Education thanked all the state CMs alongside the exam organizing body – NTA for making proper arrangements.

Ramesh Pokhriyal posted a tweet on his official Twitter handle after the exam. The tweet reads, ‘NTA informed me that around 85-90% of students appeared in the #NEET exam today. I sincerely thank all Chief Ministers and @DG_NTA for proper arrangements made to facilitate student participation. #NEET participation reflects the tenacity and grit of young #AtmaNirbharBharat (sic).’

Some of the students said that the NEET 2020 exam was pretty easy. A few questions asked in the exam were straight out of NCERTs. The contenders who secure a minimum of 50 percentile in the NEET exam will be considered as pass. However, the concerned officials will select the candidates based on merit. After the result declaration, the officials will disclose the NEET Counselling 2020 schedule.

It’s already known that a group of students was against conducting the medical entrance test amid the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the authorities have scheduled to conduct the exam in May. Due to the rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the officials had to postpone this entrance exam twice. In recent times, the Supreme Court had declined a plea requesting further postponement of the exam. The apex court said that the authorities have made necessary arrangements for the examination and rejected the students’ plea.

The National Testing Agency claimed that they made all the arrangements to conduct the exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They provided masks, gloves, exam hall sanitization, and more at all the exam venues across the nation. For conducting the NEET examination, the number of examinees per room has been diminished from 24 to 12. NEET is an entrance examination conducted every year to provide admission into various UG Medical Courses. To get the latest educational updates, just stay tuned to this website.

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