Ensure Social Distancing is maintained during Competitive Exams, says CM Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed officials to ensure huge gatherings are not allowed during the entrance and competitive examinations in the state.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 17 Aug 2020 1:04 PM GMT

Ensure Social Distancing is maintained during Competitive Exams, says CM Adityanath
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed officials to ensure huge gatherings are not allowed during the entrance and competitive examinations in the state. He said that more examination centres should be established if the need arises.

Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash visited a centre where the examination for the post of the Block Education Officer was being held and directed officials that only a few students should be allowed to sit a room so that social distancing norms are followed.

ALSO READ: JEE Main and NEET 2020: SC Rejects Plea Seeking Postponement of Exams

The district magistrate said it will be mandatory for the candidates to wear face masks.

Meanwhile, SC has rejected the pleas' seeking postponement of entrance exams.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the plea seeking postponement of NEET and JEE examinations 2020. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that “life has to go on” despite Covid. And the court cannot put career of students in peril by interfering with the decision of the National Testing Agency.

Earlier this month, a plea was filed before the Supreme Court by 11 students belonging to 11 states seeking the postponement of JEE and NEET 2020 exams till the situation due to the covid-19 pandemic normalizes.

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