NEET entrance exam conducted amidst strict COVID-19 protocols and protests

Over 15 lakh students are expected to appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) that is being held today in the midst of a global pandemic. According to sources, strict COVID-19 protocols are in place at exam centres across the nation.

The suicide of an MBBS aspirant Jyothy Sridurga from Madurai, Tamil Nadu has once again sparked protests against the conduction of exams. The opposition including Congress leader has attacked the centre for being indifferent to the grievances of students.

“My best wishes to the students appearing for the NEET exam and my sympathies to those who couldn’t take it due to the COVID pandemic and floods. Wish Modi ji was as concerned about JEE-NEET aspirants & students as he is about his crony capitalist friends,” Gandhi said in a statement.

The exam will be conducted between 2 to 5 p.m. in over 3,843 centres in the country. The temperature of all the students appearing for the exam will be checked while proper social distancing and sanitation measures will operate. 

Thousands of students including many politicians were protesting to postpone the NEET exams.

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