Over 33,000 candidates appeared for entrance exams for various PG courses, announced the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), adding that strict compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines of the central government were followed.
The premeier medical institute said a total of 33,491 candidates appeared for the entrance examinations for admission into MD, MS, MDS, DM, CH, fellowship, BSc-postbasic, MSc Nursing courses across the states and four Union Territories. The exam was conducted on June 11.
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Measures were undertaken to ensure social distancing norms amidst rising COVID-cases — such as staggered entry and alternative seating with reduced seating density — were implemented in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIIMS said in a statement.
Additional measures such as temperature scanning, compulsory use of masks, hand-sanitization at multiple points, and near-zero contact between candidates and staff at the exam centres were also implemented, the institute said.
For candidate registration and verification, innovative digital technologies were used. The supervision of the examination was done by faculty from medical colleges and institutes in the region, according to the statement. The whole process was monitored by AIIMS faculty via live streaming of CCTV footage from all centres, the statement said.