Burqa and Kirpan to be permitted in NEET from next year onwards

In the latest development, ‘Hijab’, ‘burkha’, ‘kara’ and ‘kirpan’ will be permitted in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG which is scheduled to be conducted on May 3, 2020. Needless to say, the candidates wearing such type of dresses or carrying metallic objects will have to report at the designated centres at least an hour ahead of the gate closing time.

If for instance, candidates wear anything in deviation of the formal dress code or carry any devices for medical reasons, the students will be required to take prior access before admit cards are issued. It should be noted that artificial intelligence will detect attempts of impersonation/fraud and uploading of additional ‘postcard size’ photograph and Class X and XII roll numbers and certificates are being implemented by the National Testing Agency (NTA) as the registration process for the medical/dental entrance test gets started on Monday.

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NEET-UG gets expanded this time around with the eight functioning All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) located in Puducherry, joining. NEET-UG 2020 will be organised in 11 languages and for the first time ever, the information bulletin will be made available in all these regional languages.

While candidates will be permitted to wear customary or cultural dresses like hijab, burkha, kirpan, the NTA has brought in some rules as well. The exam will start at 2 pm and the gates will close at 12:30 pm.

In case you didn’t know, Delhi government came up with a huge announcement stating that the government school students will be given free coaching classes for NEET and JEE preparations, as a part of their social activity.

However, according to the agreement between AAP and Career launcher, exclusive crash courses on NEET and JEE will be provided to aspiring minds. Students currently studying in Class 12 in Delhi government schools will get access to free training. The students have already been given login credentials to the Career Launcher site.

Moreover, Career Launcher organised special training for teachers so that they can guide the students with the preparations. The students have been attending the classes from January 21 between 7 pm to 10 pm.

The students will also get free access to taking online tests for better preparation. Additionally, they will have 130 hours of training primarily on four subjects like physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, as reported by India Today.

Leading this initiative, Mohan Prasad, Content Head, Career Launcher said “Our team is proud to offer the Delhi Government its support in launching a much-needed course for its science stream students: the JEE and NEET Crash Course…

We are confident of doubling the number of their IIT JEE qualifiers with this initiative, which has already gone up from 40-50 to more than 300 with Delhi govt’s efforts in education, especially since their own teachers and officers of the Directorate of Education are actively involved in the process,” said Mohan Prasad.

Education Minister Manish Sisodia added, “Since 2015, the number of students getting selected in IIT-JEE has risen from 40-50 to over 300 selections today. This has been the result of the constant hard work of the teachers and students of Delhi government schools. We thank Career Launcher and welcome them in building upon this success.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the construction of 11,000 classrooms for 200 government schools.