NEET admit card for 2020 exam has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on August 26. Students can download their NEET admit card from the official website at ntaneet.nic.in. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam will be conducted on schedule from September 13.
Meanwhile, National Testing Agency (NTA) that conducts the exam has listed out how the exams will be conducted and what are the measures being taken for the safety of students attending the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 exams.
As per the COVID-19 safety protocols, the students will be given time slots for reporting to exam centres to avoid crowing. The number of examination centres has been increased by the National Testing Agency in order to meet the social distancing requirements. The number of exams centres this year too has been increased from earlier 2,546 to 3,843 now. Also, the number of students sitting in each room has been reduced to 12 from 25 earlier.
Frequently Asked Questions
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.
Students have been protesting against the conduct of the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 exams seeking a postponement. However, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea saying that the postponement will put students' careers in peril. The NET also clarified that the exams will be held as per schedule. As reported by Hindustan Times, 15 lakh candidates have registered for the NEET exams 2020.