The Union Health Ministry had modified the SOP for conducting examinations in the COVID-19 pandemic. The modification came two days prior to the national level NEET examination.

According to the updated documentation, symptomatic candidate who is appearing in the examination will be sent to the nearest health care center and should be provided a chance to appear for the examination after a series of steps. It is also stated that educational institutions should also make certain provisions to conduct the test afterward.

“However, if a student is found to be symptomatic, the permission or denial thereof, in such cases, shall be granted as per the policy already enunciated on the issue by the Examination Conducting Authorities,” the revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) said.

More than 15 lakh students will be the part of this year’s NEET examination and it will be conducted on a single day. Earlier NTA had conducted JEE Mains examination from September 1 to September 6.



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