All precautions in place to conduct exams, says NTA chief

All precautions in place to conduct exams, says NTA chief

NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Trying out Company (NTA) on Wednesday, August 26, mentioned it’s “absolutely ready” to habits the JEE (Major) and NEET, for admission to engineering and clinical classes respectively, in a “protected and protected” approach with all precautions in position within the wake of the pandemic.

After JEE (Major), NTA on Wednesday launched admit playing cards for NEET. As of eight pm, a complete of 15.Three lakh admit playing cards have been downloaded, together with 7.Nine lakh for NEET. Over 9.five lakh applicants are to seem in JEE (Major) and greater than 15 lakh in NEET.

With an building up in selection of centres, the typical selection of applicants — city-wise and centre-wise — got here down for each the checks. For JEE (Major), moderate selection of applicants in keeping with centre might be 120 as towards 234 within the January cycle and for NEET-UG, it could be 416 as in comparison to 597 in 2019.

NTA Director Common Vineet Joshi mentioned at any given time there might be a most of simply 15 applicants on the registration table and your entire procedure from access to go out of applicants might be contact-less— proper from frisking to verification of paperwork and all the way through the examination.


“We have now ensured crowd control ahead of and after the examination. For the applicants, we now have allocated staggered reporting time. Say there are 150 applicants at a centre, we now have separated them into teams and they are going to record in an opening of 30 to 40 mins. There might be queue managers on the access and applicants might be made to face at demarcated spaces to make sure social distancing. On the outer cordon, there might be other folks to be sure that accompanying guardians drop their wards and transfer on. They’ll no longer be allowed to park cars and stand on the access. We have now additionally written to the native government in order that the native police can assist us,” mentioned Joshi.

He mentioned any more postponement of the checks would severely abate the educational calendar because it takes lot of time to make arrangements. “Transferring of the examination comes to large logistical workout. 1000’s of centres are to be contacted once more for his or her availability. Additionally availability of supervisors and invigilators, actions of tonnes of fabrics and gear like jammers and CCTV cameras are concerned. It takes just about 75-80 days. Whether it is postponed once more, it is going to have a significant impact at the educational calendar,” he mentioned.

Joshi mentioned after the checks, applicants might be allowed to go out in batches to keep away from crowding on the gates.

“Retaining in view the Covid-19 state of affairs and the federal government’s tips on social distancing, we now have higher the selection of rooms. For NEET-UG no more than 12 applicants might be seated in a room. For JEE (Major), since it’s computer-based, applicants might be seated on alternately numbered computer systems. The computer systems used within the first shift may not be utilized in the second one shift. In an effort to make sure that social distancing in addition to protection, we now have higher the selection of invigilators as smartly,” defined Joshi.

During the last 20 days, NTA has been coaching metropolis coordinators, observers and invigilators on implementation of the usual working procedures (SOP).

“The admit playing cards will function a move for travelling in containment zones. We have now additionally written to the states in order that applicants of their respective area will have a delivery facility as that must be organized by way of the native authority,” mentioned Joshi.

NEET-UG might be performed at 3,846 centres throughout 155 towns and JEE (Major) at 615 centres throughout 234 towns over 12 periods.