NTA tells Kerala HC that NEET 2020 cannot be conducted online

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NTA tells Kerala HC that NEET 2020 cannot be conducted online
NTA tells Kerala HC that NEET 2020 cannot be conducted online

NTA tells Kerala HC that NEET 2020 cannot be conducted online. National Testing Agency said to the Kerala High Court that Exam centers for NEET in abroad is not practical since it is not feasible to conduct NEET online in a single shift for all candidates. In response to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Kerala HC earlier this month, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has submitted that allocation of NEET 2020 exam centres in the Gulf countries will not be possible. Follow us to get daily updates.

NTA Statement about NEET Exam Center to Kerala HC:

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the only entrance test for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in India. Many students residing in the Gulf countries also appear for NEET every year. These students travel to India specifically to appear for NEET. However, due to the COVID-19 situation and the resultant travel restrictions, these students may not be able to appear for NEET 2020.

The respondents/petitioners also submitted that NEET 2020 be conducted online for the students in the gulf countries. In response to which NTA has submitted that the examination cannot be conducted online this year. NTA submits that changing the mode of the examination requires a lot of planning. NEET 2020 is expected to see more than 16 lakh test-takers. Conducting the examination online, in a single shift, for all these students will not be possible.

NTA and MCI also informed the HC that conducting the NEET examination in online mode is also not possible as organizing the test online in a single shift for all candidates is not feasible at all, adds the daily. However, several students are not happy with the decision of the government and are urging them to think of the students of Gulf countries and the UAE.

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