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JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Delhi L-G Anil Baijal gives nod to hold JEE, NEET in city

JEE Main, NEET 2020 Admit Card, Exam Date HIGHLIGHTS: JEE Main is scheduled to be held from September 1. Follow this necessary COVID-19 guidelines before appearing for the exam

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2020 10:28:30 am
OPSC Mains exam will be held in November, dates will be announced soon. Representational image/ file

JEE Main, NEET 2020 Exam HIGHLIGHTS: Amid the chorus growing against the conduct of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020), the National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to conduct the engineering entrance exam from September 1. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam conducting agency is taking special measures considering the health risk of the students.

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) is making special arrangements of 10 lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitiser and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff — all at an additional cost of almost Rs 13 crore.

However, many students and politicians have raised concern against conducting the exams. The ministers of six opposition-ruled states moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking review of its order allowing the Centre to conduct NEET and JEE entrance exams this year amid the prevailing coronavirus pandemic situation.

The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the entrance exams will be conducted on the demands of the students. Over 17 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards for the engineering, medical entrance exams so far.

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JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Follow these COVID-19 guidelines before appearing for the exam 

13:13 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal gives nod to hold JEE, NEET exams

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has permitted holding of JEE and NEET exams in the city, despite objections raised by the Delhi government citing student safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sources said on Saturday. A proposal for holding JEE and NEET exams in Delhi was put forth in the last meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which was attended by the L-G and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, they said.

"The Delhi government in its file sent to the L-G by the revenue minister on Saturday recommended not to hold the exams in view of safety of students. "The Delhi chief minister (Arvind Kejriwal) had also decided against holding JEE and NEET because of the pandemic. However, the L-G returned the file upturning the chief minister's decision and permitting holding of the exams," the sources in the Delhi government said. 

11:09 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Jharkhand allows public transport within state in view of JEE Main/ NEET

The Jharkhand government has allowed reopening of hotels, lodges as well as restaurants and also given a go-ahead to public transport to ply within the state for a month till September 30 in view of the JEE-NEET examinations scheduled next month.

The relaxations under "Unlock 4" were announced in a notification issued late Friday night. The Hemant Soren government also gave green signal to reopening of malls outside the containment zones with immediate effect.

15:57 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Odisha lifts lockdown in cities where JEE Main, NEET to be held

The Odisha government has lifted shutdown in seven cities where the JEE and NEET examination will be held in the state, an official said on Saturday. The notification lifting the shutdown in seven cities was issued after Chief Secretary A K Tripathy on Friday announced that the state government will provide free transport and accommodation to students appearing in the JEE (Mains) and NEET.

11:16 (IST)29 Aug 2020
PM to innaugrate university campus in Jhansi, to address students

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the college and administration buildings of the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University in Jhansi. The Prime Minister informed through his tweet that the inauguration will take place virtually at 12:30 pm. He is also likely to deliver an address. Modi shall also interact with various students of the university during the event, as per the official statement of the government..read more

10:57 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Over 19 lakh downloaded admit cards for JEE, NEET: Official

Over 19 lakh candidates have downloaded admit cards for medical and engineering entrance exams -- NEET and JEE, officials in the Ministry of Education (MoE) said on Friday. A total of 7.6 lakh candidates for JEE Mains and 11.49 lakh aspirants for NEET have downloaded admit cards till today, a senior ministry official told PTI. As many as 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main and 15.97 lakh have registered for NEET.

10:37 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Lets keep politics away from education, says Education Minister

Welcoming the move, Pokhriyal wrote on Twitter in Hindi, “I heartily welcome the decision taken by the Supreme Court with respect to the final year exams. Let’s keep politics away from education and educate our politics.”

09:44 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Sonia Gandhi sends video message to students

"You are our future. We depend on you to build a better India. I hope the government listens to you, listens to your voices and acts upon your wishes. This is my advice to the government," Sonia Gandhi said in a message.

09:41 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Congress starts an online campaign against NEET, JEE

The Congress on Friday held nationwide protests and ran an online campaign against the Centre's decision to conduct JEE and NEET examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with party chief Sonia Gandhi urging the government to listen to the voices of students and act according to their wishes. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also urged the government to hold a conversation with students over the issue of conducting NEET and JEE exams amid the pandemic and take a decision after arriving at a consensus, as reported by the news agency PTI.

09:17 (IST)29 Aug 2020
If anything happens to the students then who will be responsible for it?, asks Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday urged the Centre and the Supreme Court to reconsider the decision to hold the NEET and JEE exams amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Every day more than 70,000 cases of coronavirus are being reported in the country. But amid this situation, NEET- JEE exams are being conducted. If anything happens to the students then who will be responsible for it?" Singh asked in a statement. "I request honourable HRD Minister at the Centre and the Supreme Court to reconsider this decision as we also have to secure the future of children," the Rajya Sabha MP was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

09:13 (IST)29 Aug 2020
NEET exam centre 2020: Here some preparations being adopted

Twelve students in a classroom, fresh masks from the Centre, thermal screening, use of alternate urinals, and sanitisation on entry - these are some of the measures being adopted to ensure safety at the NEET exam centre. To know what all preparations are underway, read here.

08:26 (IST)29 Aug 2020
What are the demands of opposition?

The plea referred to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and said that if the August 17 order is not reviewed, “grave and irreparable harm and injury would befall on the student community”. The petitioners said “not only will health, welfare and safety of students/candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE examinations stand imperilled but also the public health at large would be in severe jeopardy…”... read more

22:30 (IST)28 Aug 2020
6 non-BJP ruled states file review plea with SC

Ministers of six non-BJP ruled states on Friday moved the Supreme Court against its order allowing holding of NEET and JEE exams amid the COVID pandemic, as the row over the contentious issues intensified with the top Congress leadership stepping up its offensive against the government, while Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank asserted that politics should be kept away from education, as reported by PTI

20:47 (IST)28 Aug 2020
Cong protests over NEET, JEE issue

The ruling BJP in Gujarat on Friday accused the Congress of creating anarchy by inciting students, and asked the main opposition party to accept the Supreme Court's verdict on NEET, JEE and university exams.

On August 17, the top court had refused to interfere with the conduct of medical and engineering entrance exams-the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) scheduled to take place in September saying that life must go on and students can't lose a precious year due to the pandemic

19:46 (IST)28 Aug 2020
Follow these COVID-19 guidelines

Step 1: Candidates report in batches from 11:00 A.M onwards

Step 2: At the entry of the registration room their body temperature is recorded through thermal gun.

Step 3: If the temperature (< 37.4°C/99.4°F) , they move to frisking personnel for frisking

Step 4: If the temperature is (> 37.4°C/99.4°F), they will be taken to the Isolation Room. All processes of frisking and document verification will be done after a period of 15-20 minutes. In this time their temperature may become even normal, if not they will be allowed to take the examination alone in a separate room

Step 5: Candidates display Admit card, Valid Govt ID proof, PwD certificate(if PwD candidate), Scribe undertaking (if applicable in proforma given in Information Bulletin) to Invigilator on duty across the table.

Step 6: After due verification, invigilator checks seat allocation chart & direct them to their examination room as per roll number

Step 7: Invigilator on duty outside the registertaion room ensures that students enter registration room in batches of 10 (first) and then 5, when first 5 leave . After leaving he/she directs Candidates to their examination room.

19:30 (IST)28 Aug 2020
JEE Main to be held from September 1

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be held from September 1. The exam will be continued till September 6. Over 17 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards for the engineering, medical entrance exams so far.

JEE Main will be held from September 1

JEE Main, NEET 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The students required to follow the COVID-19 guidelines at the time of appearing for the exam. The students without a face mask and other COVID measures will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The candidates are advised to enter the exam hall well before time considering the strict procedure to be followed including careful frisking and checking.

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