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Safety of students during NEET & JEE 2020 top priority: NTA

Talking to media, Dr. Vineet Joshi, Director General said, safety of all the students and staff is paramount to them.
He assured that the guidelines of the government on social distancing have been followed.

He said number of rooms have been increased so that no more than 12 candidates sit in the same room.
He also informed that staggered timings have been allotted to different groups of students in the same centre and number of invigilators has been doubled.
Dr. Vineet Joshi said for the past fifteen days, city coordinators and observers are being trained on the SOPs and detailed guidelines so that they can enforce social distancing in testing centres. 
He said, advisories have been issued to students and they will face no problems if these guidelines are followed.

Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency, NTA on Wednesday released the admit cards for NEET 2020 exam. In the first five hours, 6.84 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards.

Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for NEET UG 2020 which is slated to be held on 13th September.

Education Ministry said, for JEE (Main) a total of 7.41 lakh candidates out of 8.58 lakh have downloaded the admit cards. Only 332 candidates have requested for change of their centre cities, which are being considered positively.

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