NEET, JEE Main 2020 Latest News: Amid rising uproar over the postponement of the exams, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to conduct the engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains from Tuesday with elaborate arrangements to maintain social distancing at various centres.
Many states such as Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have assured students to provide transportation to candidates. On the other side, a group of IIT alumni and students have also launched a portal to provide transport facilities to exam centres for the candidates in need.
In the wake of these developments, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhiyal ‘Nishank’ has urged the state governments to support the students appearing for the exam.
“I wish best of luck to all students who are going to appear for the JEE tomorrow. I am also glad that over 7,77,465 have downloaded their admit cards. I have spoken to the CMs of most states to ensure that students don’t face problems,” Ramesh Pokhriyal said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the Indian Railways has allowed students and their guardians to travel by special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days.
“Supporting students appearing for NEET and JEE exams, Railways has permitted them, and their guardians to travel by special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days. General passengers are requested not to commute,” Goyal said.