GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that all safety measures implemented in Goa while conducting the state board exams during the pandemic would also be taken in conducting the upcoming JEE and NEET. “Over 19,000 students took secondary and higher secondary board exams this year. None tested positive for covid. We took sanitation measures. Even the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) was conducted with success. JEE and NEET can also be conducted with the same measures,” he said.
Goa students too said they are eager for the exam to be held as they are tired of the prolonged deferment. “It is getting tougher and tougher as the days go by to keep studying, as we have been (studying) for the past two years for the exam,” said Gaurav Awasthi. “I personally feel the exams should be held at least where possible. Separate arrangements should be made for admissions of those from containment zones, etc.”
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