Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said National Testing Agency has informed him that around 85-90 per cent students appeared in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Friday.
Nishank thanked all chief ministers and NTA for proper arrangements.
"NTA informed me that around 85-90 per cent of 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 #AtmrbharBharat," he said in a tweet.
The NEET was held on Sunday across the country amid stringent checks and protocols in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for the undergraduate exam.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the body orgsing the exam put in place a raft of measures such as increasing the number of exam centers and reducing the number of students in a room in view of the COVID-19.
Originally scheduled for May 3, the exam deferred twice due to Covid-19. First, it was postponed to July 26 and then to September 13.
( With inputs from ANI )
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