Mumbai: Conveying his best wishes to the candidates appearing for NEET and JEE, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that the state government will ensure smooth conduct of the exams amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Speaking to ANI, Sawant said that around 5,500 candidates in the state will appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Sawant said, “Around 5,500 candidates will appear for the NEET and JEE in Goa. I wish these candidates all the best. They need to be careful while appearing for the exam.”
“I welcome the decision of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to conduct NEET and JEE. I want to tell the candidates that these exams are very important for your future,” he said.
Sawant said that the state government is “ready to provide all assistance to students and officials for conducting JEE and NEET exams”, adhering to all safeguards regarding COVID-19.
According to an official release of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Sawant has been personally involved and has held meetings with the departments concerned to review the preparations for the NEET and JEE examinations.
“The Government of Goa will facilitate the smooth conduct of JEE and NEET entrance examinations for a total of 5412 students in the state of Goa this year, a total of 5412 students. The JEE examinations will be held from September 1 to September 6 at two centers namely, SRIEIT Shiroda and TCS at Patto Plaza, Panaji,” the release said.
“NEET examinations will be held on 13 September. Central schools are included at 15 centers across Goa, with some private schools, government, and private colleges assigned for these exams.”
The state government has directed the District Collectors and Superintendents of Police of North Goa and South Goa districts to provide all assistance to facilitate and maintain law and order.
The National Testing Agency is scheduled to conduct the NEET on September 13 and JEE from September 1 to September 6.
(With ANI Inputs)