Karnataka: Over 1.19 lakh candidates appear for NEET in state


Team Udayavani, Sep 14, 2020, 8:41 AM IST

Bengaluru: Defying COVID-19 fear, as many as 1,19,587 candidates appeared for National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical and dental courses for the 2020-21 academic year at various centres located across Karnataka on Sunday, September 13.

As per the COVID norms, the number of students per class was restricted to 12 instead of 24 last year, as a result, the number of examination centres this year was at an all-time high, with 298 centres when compared to last year’s 194 centres across the state.

The test was conducted in cities like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Udupi, Davanagere, Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwarda and in Kalburgi districts. The Karnataka government had taken precautionary measures like thermal screening and sanitisers for both students and staff in the examination centres.

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