The Union Government does not have any plans to suspend the NEET and other common entrance examinations, said Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The NEET- (PG), NEET- (UG) 2021 examinations are scheduled to be held on September 11 and 12, 2021, respectively.
The examination shall be conducted with all due precautions and following all protocols including maintaining COVID appropriate behaviour, a PIB release stated.
The following additional protective measures for the candidates and examination personnel are proposed for the safe conduct of the exam:
-The number of examination centers have been increased across the country to avoid crowding and long travel by the candidates.
-Admit cards issued to the candidates will bear a Covid e-pass for facilitating easy movement of the candidates.
-Staggered entry and exit of candidates from Exam Centers.
-All candidates will be checked at the entry point for recording temperature.
-Candidates found with above normal temperature, will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab created for this purpose.
-Use of face mask shall be compulsory for the candidates and they will be provided with a protective-gear safety kit comprising a face shield, a face mask and hand sanitizer.
-Measures will be taken to control crowd outside the examination center.