National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG 2020 tomorrow, September 13, 2020. NEET 2020 will be conducted in Pen-Paper based mode at 3843 exam centres across the country. A total 15.97 lakh candidates have been registered for the NEET (UG) 2020 & NTA has released the key instructions and guidelines for the students as well as for the staff personnel. Nodal Agency will conduct NEET UG 2020 in pen-paper mode at allotted exam centres across the country, following the safety instructions and released SOP.
Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the NTA has drawn up a comprehensive plan for implementation based on relevant instructions, guidelines and orders for the NEET 2020 examination, scheduled on 13 September 2020. For ensuring social distancing outside the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates has been staggered and adequate arrangements have also been made inside & outside the examination centre. In NEET (UG), the number of candidates per room will be 12, earlier this number was 24, NTA says. Here are the key guidelines & safety instructions every student should know.
Outside of Examination Hall:
Invigilator on duty outside the Registertaion Room will ensure that students enter Registration Room in batches of 10 (first) and then 5, when first 5 leave. After leaving he/ she will direct candidates to their Examination room. After due verification, Invigilator checks seat allocation chart & direct them to their examination room as per roll number.
Candidates will be asked to display Admit card, Valid Govt. ID proof, PwD certificate (if PwD candidate), Scribe undertaking (if applicable in proforma given in Information Bulletin) to Invigilator on duty across the table.
Candidates report in batches from 11:00 A.M onwards (as per the staggered time slot mentioned in admit card). For the document verification a table of approx. 3 ft width should be kept in Registration room/hall. Candidate will display the documents for Exam Functionary to view without touching the document.
If temperature (< 37.4°C/99.4°F) , they move to frisking personnnel for frisking. If temperature is (> 37.4°C/99.4°F), they will be taken to Isolation Room. All staff members and candidates to be checked with Thermo guns at the entry point for fever. In case, any staff person and candidate is observed to be having above normal temperature (>37.5°C/99.4°F) or displaying any symptom of COVID-19 suspect, they will be placed in separate Isolation Room. o Local Helpline Number for COVID-19 be displayed prominently at the examination centres and used when required.
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All processes of frisking and document verification will be done after a period of 15-20 minutes. In this time their temperature may become even normal, if not they will be allowed to take the examination alone in a separate room. To avoid crowd at the examination centre entrance due to candidates reaching together, they will be given staggered time slots for reporting. The staggering of time slots will be done to ensure uniform distribution of candidates across rooms during entry at the examination centres.
A prior communication on this process of staggered entry will be shared with the candidates through admit card and through SMS. o Security guards at gate should wear masks and gloves as they become the first point of contact for all candidates.
At the entry of Registration Room their body tempertaure is recorded through thermal gun.
Candidate will be ushered in batches of 15 girls and 15 boys in two different Registration Rooms, where thermal scanning will be carried out at the entry followed by frisking and document verification procedures inside the room. All processes such as frisking, verification of documents will be done inside the Registration Room. The candidate will display the admit card, ID proof and other documents, if any for verification to the Invigilator on duty standing across the table. Post verification, the Invigilator will locate Candidate’s seat in the seat allocation list and inform candidate about his/ her room number. At any point of time the exam functionary would not touch any document of the candidate. Detailed instructions/ guidelines can be read from the NEET UG website.
Items permitted into the examination room/hall for Candidates
Candidates will be permitted to carry only these items with them into the examination room/hall:
Note- No other item to be permitted inside the examination room/hall. The admit card will clearly state what candidates are permitted to carry and what they are not permitted to carry.
Post NEET Examination Controls:
On completion of exam, the candidates should be permitted to move out in an orderly manner – One candidate at a time. The gloves and masks should be disposed in a pedal push covered bin at the Examination Centre and outside the examination room/ hall only. Required distance will be maintained without crowding anywhere. Volunteers will be present along the exit path to ensure orderly movement of candidates.