JEE Mains and Neet amid COVID-19: How Bad Will Its Impact Be ?

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The whole world is suffering from a deadly pandemic COVID which has engulfed everything in it. From social to political everything is on hold and there is no hustle-bustle anywhere. The majority sections of the population that are affected due to the coronavirus crisis are the students. They are hanging in between everything and they can’t go on a particular side. Their future is on stake, their life is in danger, and there are the burdens of responsibilities on their shoulders. They have become the most vulnerable part of society.

Plus, the government of India and the Supreme Court has taken a major decision between the situation chaos. The NEET and IIT JEE main exams are going to take place as per the schedule released. It is also highlighted that the demand for the postponement of exams is not justified. It is being mentioned that the exams are going to take place as per the norms of the ministry of health and family welfare.

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A source has mentioned that “The situation is not conductive due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the career of the students cannot be put on hold. Long and full academic year cannot be wasted, keeping this in mind the government has decided to conduct; this National Eligibility-Cum Entrance Test and Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) 2020 exams as per the schedule i.e. in the first week of September 2020”.

Plus, a release issued by the NTA mentions that they see no valid or justified reason behind the demand for the postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April 2020. They also state that in their opinion, the pandemic is really considerable but that doesn’t mean that life should be put on a hold. The career of the students cannot be left stagnant for a long time. A whole academic year cannot just go in waste.

They also added that the examination will be held and all the precautions as directed by the ministry of health and family welfare will be taken into consideration. And, there is no space for the further postponement of the exams.

This is one of the bold decisions made by the Indian government as there were several people and organizations against this decision of the government to hold NEET and JEE Mains examination 2020.

These are the guidelines laid by the ministry of health and family welfare:

  • Social distancing will be observed during the exams.
  • Mask and Gloves will be distributed at the examination center.
  • Thermal screening and Sanitization will be done before allowing the candidate to enter the examination hall.

On 13th September the admit cards for the NEET (UG) will be released. Plus, out of the total 15, 97,433 candidates; 99.87% of candidates are given their examination centers in the city of their first preference. This would help them in traveling safe as they won’t be needed to travel to a different city; which may cause a larger exposure to the COVID virus. Hence decreasing the risk of contracting the virus.

The admit cards for the JEE (Main) are already released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the exam is going to happen from 1-6 September.

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