NEET 2020 medical entrance exam was held successfully today i.e. on 13th Sept 2020 – Sunday, amid strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and precautionary measures. Following the completion of the exam, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishnak’ confirmed that the entrance test saw 85 to 90%+ attendance from the aspirants who were registered for the exam despite the challenging circumstances of COVID-19.
Education Minister took to twitter late evening after the conclusion of the exam and confirmed that despite COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 90% of medical aspirants took the entrance test today. The data shared by Education Minister has also been vetted and corroborated by NTA i.e. National Testing Agency, which was entrusted the task of holding the medical entrance exam amid the challenging circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to the examination, holding of NEET 2020 exam turned into a big political battle between opposition ruled state governments and the central government and the education ministry. 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.
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 today, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also thanked all state Chief Ministers for extending their support in holding of the examination.