JEE Mains and NEET 2020: Here Are the Measures Taken By NTA to Safeguard Students

JEE Mains and NEET 2020 will be conducted as per schedule from 1 to 6 September 2020, and 13 September 2020, respectively

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JEE Mains and NEET 2020 will be held as scheduled after Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Cabinet Minister for Education, ruled out further postponement of examinations while stating that a silent majority of students want the examinations to be conducted. “Decisions are being taken holistically, keeping the career of students in mind,” he said.


“NTA DG told me that 7.5 lakhs out of 8.58 lakhs candidates in JEE have downloaded admit cards. For NEET, over 10 lakhs out of 15.97 lakhs candidates downloaded admit cards in 24 hrs. It shows that students want that exams are held at any cost,” said the minister to ANI. Furthermore, NTA says that adequate measures have been taken to safeguard students from getting infected.

Measures Taken by NTA to Safeguard JEE Mains and NEET 2020 Examinees from COVID-19

  • More than 99% of candidates have been given their first choice of Centre Cities in JEE Mains and NEET 2020 examinations.
  • The number of Examination Centers have been increased from 570 to 660 in the case of JEE Mains and 2546 to 3843 in the case of NEET 2020.
  • In the case of JEE Mains, 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.
  • In order to meet the social distancing requirements, the number of centers has been substantially increased.
  • In order to ensure proper social distancing inside the examination halls, the candidates will be seated in alternate seats in case of JEE Mains.
  • In case of NEET 2020, the number of candidates per room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12.
  • To ensure social distancing outside the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates has been staggered.
  • Adequate arrangements have also been made outside the examination centers to enable candidates to stand with adequate social distancing while waiting.
  • Candidates have also been issued advisory guiding them about Do’s and Don'ts for proper social distancing.