NEET exam begins under strict restrictions due to COVID-19
Kozhikode: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has commenced with strict restrictions as per COVID-19 protocol at various centres in the state. A total of 1,16,000 students are appearing for the exam at 322 centres in Kerala.
Tight safety arrangements were placed at each exam centre. Mask, gloves and sanitizer are mandatory for each candidate at the exam centres. Apart from this, students are obliged to follow all guidelines as per COVID protocol.
The exam is held from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Meanwhile, students struggled a lot to reach exam centres due to heavy rain in various places. The school authorities allowed the candidates to enter the exam centre till 1.30 pm by ensuring social distance norms.
Parents are restricted from camping in front of the exam centres.
This time, seating arrangements for only 12 candidates are made in each hall. In 2019, as many as 24 candidates appeared for the exam in a single hall. With this, the number of exam centres also increased.