The union government does not have any plan to suspend the NEET and other common entrance examinations, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today. She added that the NEET- PG 2021 and NEET- UG 2021 examinations are scheduled to be held on 11 September 2021 and 12 September 2021 respectively.
The examination shall be conducted with all due precautions and following all protocols including maintaining Covid appropriate behaviour. Further, the additional protective measures for the candidates and examination personnel are proposed towards the safe conduct of the exam, the Minister informed.
Additional Protective Measures:
1. The number of Examination Centres has been increased across the country to avoid crowding and long travel by the candidates.
2.Admit cards being issued to the candidates will bear a Covid E-pass for facilitating easy movement of the candidates.
3.Staggered entry and exit of candidates from Exam Centres.
4.All candidates will be checked at the entry point for the recording of temperature. Candidates detected with above normal temperature will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab created for this purpose.
5.Use of face mask shall be compulsory for the candidates and they will be provided with a protective gear safety kit comprising of a face shield, a face mask and hand sanitiser.
6.Measures will be taken to control the crowd outside the examination centre.