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NEET 2020 Highlight: What students said after coming out of exam hall

NEET 2020 Live Updates: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) Undergraduate exam was conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 2 pm to 5 pm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Sep 13, 2020 22:21 IST
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NEET 2020 Live Updates: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) Undergraduate exam was conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 2 pm to 5 pm. The medical entrance exam was organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for over 15 lakh candidates. The NEET exam was held following strict precautionary measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing, the NTA has increased the number of exam centres from originally-planned 2,546 to 3,843, while the number of candidates per room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12. The NEET 2020 is a pen and paper-based examination. The medical entrance exam has already been deferred multiple times owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The exam was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26, and then to September 13.

Get latest updates on exam here. Stay tuned. 

10:17 pm IST

NEET 2020: Biology was easier than physics and chemistry, says NEET aspirant from Odisha

Satya Prakash Dey, a first time NEET candidate from Balasore district, said, “The questions were quite good. Biology was easier than physics and chemistry. Though I did not take any medical coaching, I have done well. In the exam hall we were given new masks. But it was difficult to keep it wearing for 3 hours. Many candidates discarded the masks as they felt stuffy.”

07:31 pm IST

NEET 2020: 85-90% students appeared in exam, says Education Minister

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Sunday tweeted, “NTA informed me that around 85-90% students appeared in #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.”

 

07:06 pm IST

NEET 2020: 87.7% take exam in Lucknow, follow Covid protocol

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 87.7% candidates appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for the undergraduate (UG) level in the state capital on Sunday. NEET is a medical entrance examination.

“Of the 36,000 candidates who were registered to appear in the examination in Lucknow, 31,584 were present. Thus, 87.7% candidates took the exam at 72 centres in the state capital,” said a district administration official. Read more

07:04 pm IST

NEET 2020: Exam concludes peacefully in Bihar, students find Bio easy

Braving Covid-19 fear, thousands of medical aspirants along with their guardians poured in the capital city Patna for writing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held across 178 centres on Sunday.

Candidates coming out of exam centres seemed relieved after taking exam. Examinees said that exam was moderate to difficult and rated biology the easiest while chemistry and physics moderate.

Jyoti Kumari, who took exam at A N College, said, “I found physics difficult than biology. Few questions of botany section were difficult to understand. Physics questions were time taking and calculative.” Read more

06:28 pm IST

NEET 2020: Aspirants reaction from Chandigarh after the exams

Satyam Chaduhary who had come from Yamunanagar in Haryana to give the NEET exam in Chandigarh said, “The paper was based entirely on the NCERT books, and the answers to the questions were all straightforward. Physics was mostly formula-based and I will score the most in biology.” Satyam added that all SOPs were followed to the book and 10 people were present in his class while two remained absent.

Karanvinder Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab also agreed that the exam was easy. “It was on a similar pattern to the 2019 paper. It will be very scoring and the extra vigilance under the guidelines for Covid didn’t make students lose their focus.”

Arun Gandhi who hails from Chandigarh said, “Although the exam was easy I found it a little lengthy. After the exam ended I still had around 10 questions left to answer. Physics was surprisingly easy, even compared to last year, and will be very scoring.”

Manas Prabhu from Chandigarh said, “Chemistry and biology were smooth sailings and I had practised questions similar to this before the exam. However, outside the centres crowds were forming even as the SOP was followed to the letter inside the exam centre.”

06:16 pm IST

NEET 2020: What students from MP said after the exams

A resident of Rajgarh Manisha Verma, who appeared in the exam from a centre in Indore, said, “The paper was a moderate one. I found questions of Biology section so easy but questions of chemistry section a bit tough and tricky.”

A resident of Shajapur, Shanya Rawle said, “I found the question of Physics section a bit lengthy and tough. I couldn’t be able to give my 100% as I came to Indore after travelling 100 km in the morning and got tired a lot.”

05:45 pm IST

NEET 2020: Candidates reaction from Jharkhand after the exams

An examinee Vishal Kumar, who wrote his NEET papers at Gurunanak Public School based centre in Ranchi, said, “Questions were moderate neither tough nor easy. Most of the questions were from NCERT. Many questions of previous year examination were repeated this year.”

Another examinee, 19-year-old Pankaj Kujur, who took his examination at Tender Heart School based centre in Ranchi’s Tupudana, said, “Questions were okay from all three subjects including Biology, Physics and Chemistry. For me, biology was easy while physics was a little tough but it was doable.”

05:03 pm IST

NEET 2020 exam over

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) Undergraduate exam ended at 5 pm.

04:44 pm IST

NEET 2020: Last year topper

The son of doctor parents from Rajasthan’s Sikar district, Nalin Khandelwal who scored 701 out of 720 and a percentile of 99.9999291 in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019. Read more

04:36 pm IST

NEET 2020: Top Dental colleges

According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 rankings, here’s is the list of top dental colleges in India:

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi

Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapith, Pune

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai

A. B. S. M. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Read more

04:19 pm IST

NEET 2020: Top Medical colleges

According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 rankings, AIIMS, New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, and Christian Medical College, Bangalore are the top three medical colleges in India. Read more

04:14 pm IST

NEET 2020: Post-examination measures

• Candidate exit from examination centres

• On completion of exam, the candidates should be permitted to move out in an orderly manner – One candidate at a time.

• The gloves and masks should be disposed in a pedal push covered bin at the Examination Centre and outside the examination room/hall only

• Required distance will be maintained without crowding anywhere.

• Volunteers will be present along the exit path to ensure orderly movement of candidates.

04:11 pm IST

NEET 2020: Students from Uttarakhand’s hilly regions travel a day ahead to reach centres

As students appear for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, many aspirants from remote hilly regions in Uttarakhand travelled a day in advance to reach their exam centres on time. Read more

03:41 pm IST

NEET 2020: Candidates reactions before exam

Mohammad Ovais, who came from Moradabad to his exam centre in Dilshad Garden , said his entry slot was at 11 am.“I left from Moradabad at 5 am. It is not that risky if everybody follows all precautions, the problem arises when people take it casually. There was no crowding at the centres as everybody had designated slots,” he said.

Vanhika Chaurasia, a resident of Rohini said, “Online exam would have been a better option than a pen and paper-based test but we have no option. More delay in exams would have caused loss of a year”.

For Yuvraj Kumar, the bigger concern was travelling by public transport.

“Thankfully metro services resumed before the exam because I was concerned about that and other modes of public transport are not as safe. We were given separate masks at the centre and we had to dispose the one we were wearing before,” he said. Read more

02:01 IST

NEET 2020 exam begins

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET 2020) begins for over 15 lakh registered candidates at 3,843 examination centres spread across the country. Read more

01:59 pm IST

NEET 2020: Rahul Gandhi wishes aspirants appearing in the exam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wished students appearing for the medical entrance exam NEET on Sunday, while expressing his sympathies with those who could not take it due to the COVID-19 pandemic and floods. Read more 

01:48 pm IST

NEET 2020 exam to begin shortly

The NEET 2020 exam is scheduled to be held at 2 pm. Exam starts in less than 15 minutes.

01:46 pm IST

NEET 2020: Temperature of candidates checked at exam centre in Chhattisgarh

Temperature of candidates checked at NEET 2020 exam centre in Chhattisgarh.

 

12:55 pm IST

NEET 2020: Measures to be taken after candidates enter exam centre

Candidates report in batches from 11:00 A.M onwards(as per the staggered time slot mentioned in admit card).

At the entry of Registration Room their body temperature is recorded through thermal gun.

If temperature (< 37.4°C/99.4°F) , they move to frisking personnel for frisking.

If temperature is (> 37.4°C/99.4°F), they will be taken to 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.

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.

After due verification, Invigilator checks seat allocation chart & direct them to their examination room as per roll number.

Invigilator on Duty outside the Registration 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.

12:24 pm IST

NEET 2020: Measures to be taken during examination

• Candidate Authentication

• Videography/CCTV live streaming will be conducted in each room

• Manual Attendance and Handwriting sample at the candidate seat

• Manual attendance with signature (while wearing gloves) will be taken. No thumb impression will be taken.

• 50% of the Invigilators will be assigned to work inside the rooms, and 50% will monitor the entry outside the gate and Registration room until the last candidate has taken their place inside the examination room/hall

• The practice of physical movement of Invigilators inside the room must be minimized to the extent possible.

• Masks and gloves will be mandatory for Invigilators

• In case Invigilator is required to help a candidate to resolve any issue, they will need to sanitize their hands before and afterwards (without removing gloves).

• Candidate must take permission from Invigilator before going for washroom

• Housekeeping staff manning the washrooms must insist that the candidates wash their hands before leaving the washroom.

• The practice of water dispenser will be discontinued

• Personal Water Bottles will be permitted at the table and should be brought by the candidate

12:14 pm IST

NEET 2020: Directions for candidates after they enter the exam hall

Candidate will display the documents for Exam Functionary to view without touching the document.

Manual attendance with signature (while wearing gloves) will be taken.

No thumb impressions will be taken.

The practice of physical movement of Invigilators inside the room will be minimized.

Personal water bottles will be permitted at the table and should be brought by the candidate.

The gloves and masks should be disposed in a pedal push covered bin at the Examination Centre and outside the examination hall only

11:52 am IST

NEET 2020: Students arriving at exam centres in Tamil Nadu

Candidates begin arriving at examination centres in Tamil Nadu to appear in the NEET 2020 examination.

 

11:24 am IST

NEET 2020: Candidates arrive at examination centre in West Bengal

Candidates arrive at an examination centre in Siliguri to appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

 

10:53 am IST

NEET 2020: Here is what you should know if you are a candidate

Every candidate has to cover their face with mask

Staggered time slots for reporting has been given to candidates to avoid crowd at the examination centre.

NTA has increased the number of exam centres from earlier 2546 to 3843 now, in order to maintain social distancing.

Number of candidates sitting in each room has been reduced from earlier 24 to 12 now.

All staff members and candidates will be checked with Thermo guns at the entry points to check their temperature

Candidates observed with having above normal temperature or displaying any symptom of Covid-19 suspect will be placed in separate isolation rooms

10:38 am IST

NEET 2020: Odisha CM extends his best wishes to candidates

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Saturday extended his best wishes to the students appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET 2020) examination scheduled to be held on September 13, 2020.

 

10:12 am IST

NEET 2020: Direct link to download admit card for entrance exam

Here’s the direct link to download the NEET 2020 admit card.

10:03 am IST

NEET 2020: 1.6 lakh candidates to appear in UP, 2.2 lakh in Maharashtra

A total of 1,66,582 candidates from Uttar Pradesh—second highest after Maharashtra’s 2,28,914— are to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) -2020. Read more

09:46 am IST

NEET 2020: Students arriving at examination centres in Chennai

Candidates begin arriving at examination centres to appear in the NEET 2020 examination.

09:40 am IST

NEET 2020: Each examination centre will have the following additional Inventory

1) Gloves and Masks for all staff on examination duty

2) Gloves & Masks for candidates in case they do not come with their own, Hand Sanitizer at entry and inside the Examination Centres as needed.

3) Spray bottles, Sponges/cloth for disinfecting items such as

desk/table, door handles, etc.

4) Disinfectant liquid with 1% sodium hypochlorite for spraying in the examination Centres

5) Liquid handwash/soap in washrooms for washing hands

6) Thermo guns for Temperature check of candidates and all staff on duty

09:27 am IST

NEET 2020: Education Minister’s message to candidates appearing in exam

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriya on Saturday extended his best wishes to the students appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET 2020) examination scheduled to be held on September 13, 2020.

 

09:20 am IST

NEET 2020: Items allowed inside exam centre

Mask on face

Gloves on hand

Personal transparent water bottle

Personal small hand sanitizer (50 ml)

Exam related documents as instructed (Admit Card, ID card, etc)

09:10 am IST

NEET 2020: Kolkata Metro specials and more than 2500 buses on road for candidates

The Kolkata Metro would run 79 special trains on Sunday for candidates appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Apart from the metro, the state transport corporations have planned to run more than 2,500 buses across the state for the candidates. Read more

09:01 am IST

NEET 2020 examination to be conducted today

The National Testing Agency will conduct NEET 2020 examination today , September 13, for over 15 lakh candidates at 3,842 centres spread across the country.

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