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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

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Photos by Umar Ganie

Srinagar: Thousands of students Sunday assembled in several centres across Kashmir to write Medical entrance exam The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

Across India, amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students sat for the exams at over 3,800 centres with them queuing up as per their designated time slots, adhering to social distancing norms.

 
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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

The Test began at 2 pm, but entry to centres started at 11 am. Students were allotted different slots for entry to ensure there is staggered movement and social distancing is maintained.

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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for NEET, which was earlier postponed twice in view of the pandemic.

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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ wished luck to the candidates appearing for the exam and assured that arrangements are in place for their safety.

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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir

“I wish luck to candidates appearing for NEET today. I am confident that students will appear for the exam with confidence and follow all guidelines. All states have made required arrangements to ensure hygiene and safety of students as per guidelines,” he tweeted.

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In pictures: NEET exams underway in Kashmir