NEET 2020: 85-95 percent appeared for the exam; paper easy, 100 % NCERT, says Students

New Delhi: After being postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was held on September 13 from 2 pm to 5 pm, amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic at over 3,800 centres across the country, with students queuing up as per their designated time slots and adhering to social distancing norms, reports said.

Around 85-90 per cent of the 15.9 lakh students have appeared for the exam despite the pandemic, the Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank claims. “NTA informed me that around 85-90% students appeared in #NEET exam today. I sincerely thank all Chief Ministers and @DG_NTA for proper arrangements made to facilitate student participation. #NEET participation reflects the tenacity and grit of young #AtmaNirbharBharat (sic),” the Minister wrote in his tweet.

The students found the paper easy. According to a NEET aspirant said, “It’s 100 per cent NCERT. The questions were quite easy. Even physics which is considered difficult in past years, was the easiest of all. The chemistry and biology portions have two-to-three tricky questions.”

Sources said, Those who score at least 50 percentile in NEET will be considered as pass, however, candidates will be selected based on merit. Counselling will be conducted after the result is announced.


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