The Gujarat government will take all essential precautions in view of COVID-19 pandemic to hold JEE and NEET examinations next month, state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Monday.
A complete of 38,167 students are expected to seem for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission in engineering and pharmacy courses.
The test will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at 32 centres in 13 districts between September 1 and 6, Chudasama said in a commentary.
He said the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) orNEET (UG) will be held on September 13 at 214 centres in 10 districts, for which 80,290 candidates are expected to seem.
Chudasama and junior education minister Vibhavariben Dave on Monday held a virtual assembly with collectors, police, revenue and education officials from more than a few districts regarding the exams.
“The state administration is able to host JEE and NEET in a hassle-free manner amid coronavirus pandemic scare.
All collectors concerned have been asked to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) laid down by the Centre approximately conducting such exams,” Chudasama stated.
He said district authorities were also instructed to keep away from crowding at test centres and to execute social distancing throughout the test.
Each and every student will be checked the usage of a thermal gun at the time of entry to the examination centre, the minister said, adding that every exam centre will be totally sanitised before and after the test.