Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishnak’ confirmed that the NEET 2020 medical entrance test saw 85 to 90 pc attendance from the aspirants who were registered for the exam despite the challenging circumstances of COVID-19. NEET 2020 medical entrance exam was held successfully on 13th September 2020.
Education Minister took to twitter after the conclusion of the exam and confirmed that despite COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 90% of medical aspirants took the entrance test. The data shared by Education Minister has also been vetted and corroborated by NTA, which was entrusted the task of holding the medical entrance exam amid the challenging circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic.
In fact, even after Supreme Court’s decision allowing the exam, 6 ministers from opposition ruled states approached the apex court and filed the review petition, which was again turned by down.
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However, despite these differences, the state governments and local administrations rose to the occasion to ensure that the NEET 2020 exam was held successfully with complete adherence to COVID-19 precautions to ensure safety of students and parents. Following the completion of the exam, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also thanked all state Chief Ministers for extending their support in holding of the examination.
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 .
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 13, 2020