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NEET 2020: 85-90% students appeared for exam, says Ramesh Pokhriyal

The NEET was held on Sunday across the country amid stringent checks and protocols in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 1.5 mn candidates have registered for the undergraduate exam

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Students leave an examination centre after appearing for the JEE 2020 exams amid a coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram.
Originally scheduled for May 3, the exam deferred twice due to Covid-19. First, it was postponed to July 26 and then to September 13

Union Minister Nishank has said National Testing Agency has informed him that around 85-90 per cent students appeared in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Friday.

Nishank thanked all chief ministers and NTA for proper arrangements.

"NTA informed me that around 85-90 per cent of students appeared in #exam today. I sincerely thank all Chief Ministers and @DG_NTA for proper arrangements made to facilitate student participation. #participation reflects the tenacity and grit of young #AtmaNirbharBharat," he said in a tweet.

The was held on Sunday across the country amid stringent checks and protocols in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for the undergraduate exam. (ANI)

The National Testing Agency (NTA), the body organising the exam put in place a raft of measures such as increasing the number of exam centers and reducing the number of students in a room in view of the COVID-19.

Originally scheduled for May 3, the exam deferred twice due to Covid-19. First, it was postponed to July 26 and then to September 13.

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First Published: Sun, September 13 2020. 20:37 IST