New Delhi: JEE, NEET Exams Latest Update: The Education Minister, Government of India has defended the central government’s move on all India Entrance Exams like JEE and NEET amid the coronavirus pandemic as a result of “constant pressure from parents and students”.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses are scheduled to be held in September, as ordered by honorable Supreme Court.
In an interview with the government broadcaster DD News, Mr. Nishank said 80 percent of students who will appear for JEE have already downloaded admit cards.
“We have been under constant pressure from parents and students, asking why we are not allowing JEE and NEET. The students were very worried. In their minds they were thinking for how long will they continue to study?” the Education Minister told DD News.
“Out of 8.58 lakh students who registered for JEE, 7.25 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards… We are with students. Their safety comes first, then their education,” Mr. Nishank said.
To minimize the risk coronavirus infection, students appearing for the JEE and NEET will have to wear masks and hand gloves and carry a personal bottle of water and hand sanitizer to the exam centre. They have to follow the safety guidelines as much as possible.