Amid several calls for postponement of the upcoming JEE, NEET 2020 examinations in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today said that with the number of admit cards being downloaded in the past few days, students want exams to be held at any cost.
“NTA DG told me that 7.5 lakhs out of 8.58 lakhs candidates in JEE have downloaded admit cards. For NEET, over 10 lakhs out of 15.97 lakhs candidates downloaded admit cards in 24 hours. It shows that students want that exams are held at any cost,” Pokhriyal said.
The education minister also mentioned that JEE exam centres have been increased to 660 from 570 while there are now 3,842 NEET centres, up from 2,546 for the convenience of students. Students have also been allotted exam centres of their choice.
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