Press Trust of India|Oct 23, 2021
NEET 2020 Admit Card: 6.84 lakh candidates download in first 5 hours
NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit card of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - NEET 2020 in online mode on its official website ntaneet.nic.in. A number of leading dailies have given statistics on the download of NEET admit card. Recent reports suggest that a total of 6.84 lakh candidates (out of a total of 15.97 lakh) have downloaded NEET admit card 2020 in the first 5 hours, since the release of the same at 12 PM today.
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Since the release of the admit card, students, guardians, politicians, social activists and many others are protesting against the government and authorities. Students are even burning down the NTA NEET admit card 2020 in order to show their collective disapproval. Different state governments are also coming forth and joining the movement.
As per the report of the Press Trust of India, "Admit cards of NEET were available for download at 12 today. Over 4 lakh candidates have downloaded in the first 3 hours."
"The number of examination centres has also been increased from 2,546 to 3,843 for NEET." the NTA said in a statement on Tuesday. "Additionally, the number of candidates per shift has been reduced from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85,000 now." the press release mentions.
Forms of protest against release of NTA NEET admit card
Ever since the hall ticket of NEET has been released individuals from different walks of life are coming forth and vehemently expressing their displeasure on the same. The protest is being carried forward in various forms:
Burning of NEET 2020 hall ticket - A lot of NEET aspirants have uploaded videos of them burning the admit card on social media platforms.
Urging students not to download the admit card - Twiteratis are urging students to not download their admit card of NEET for at least a week. They back their request with reasons that in case candidates download the admit card the authorities will release statistics of download in support of their step.
State authorities requesting the government to postpone the exam - Expressing their ineptitude in conducting NEET 2020 in their states, ministers from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and others are requesting the government for exemption of candidates of their states from appearing for the examination.
Reasons behind a widespread request for NEET 2020 postponement
The main reason behind so many people coming together and requesting the government to postpone the exam is that NEET exam is the single undergraduate level medical entrance examination. It is conducted once a year in offline mode and a single shift. The nation is already trying to cope up with the effects of COVID-19, then states like Bihar and Assam are additionally facing the brunt of floods. Amidst all these if the exams are conducted then there will be a high risk of spread of Coronavirus among the appearing candidates, transport and lodging amid pandemic is another disadvantage that candidates, especially females are going to face.
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