The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test began on Sunday amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic at over 3,800 centres across the country, with students queuing up as per their designated time slots and adhering to social distancing norms, reports said.
The medical entrance exam began at 2 pm, but entry to centres began at 11 am. Students were allotted different time slots for entry to ensure staggered movement and social distancing.
Over 15 lakh candidates registered for NEET, which was earlier postponed twice due to the pandemic.
Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Twitter assured candidates that arrangements for their safety were in place.
“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.