NO Frisking but Mandatory Temperature checks for NEET SS 2020
New Delhi: With the norm of social distancing and "do gaj doori" in effect considering the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) while conducting the NEET SS 2020, will be not doing any physical frisking including use of hand held metal detectors at the exam centres this year. Meanwhile, temperature checks will be in order at the centres to keep up with the prevention and safety norms during the exam day.
Prior to this effect, all the exam candidates were frisked by the security guards at the allotted centres before the commencement of the examination.
The confirmation to these effects come from the information bulletin released by the NBE declaring the in-detail conduct of the NEET SS 2020 exam.
The NatBaord has declared that it will be conducting the Social Distanced - Computer Based Test (SD-CBT) in a safe and secure environment using touch free processes maintaining social distancing norms wherever needed. National Board of Examinations reserves its rights to review the test day processes of conduct of CBT in wake of the changing scenario of COVID-19 pandemic, it further stated.
The NBE had recently invited applications for NEET SS 2020. NEET-SS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various DM/MCh courses as per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016. National Board of Examinations also utilizes the merit generated through NEET SS for admissions to its DNB Superspecialty courses.
The NEET SS is conducted by NBE as per the schedule of admissions notified in Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (PGMER), 2000. No other entrance examination, either at the state or the Institution level, shall be valid for entry to DM/MCh courses as per the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 w.e.f. 2017 admission session. Qualifying NEET-SS is mandatory for entry to DM/MCh courses under various Universities/ Institutions in the country.
Application form for NEET SS 2020 can be submitted only online at www.nbe.edu.in from 3rd August (3 PM onwards) to 23rd August 2020 (till 11:55 PM).
The major changes concerning the exam day check for NEET SS this year include: Frisking (Body pat as well as HHMD) will not be done while social distancing is in effect and all candidates will be checked at the entry point for fever with the thermo guns. In case, any candidate is observed to be having above normal temperature (> 99.14 Degree F) or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, he/she will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
TEST DAY PROCEDURE AND SECURITY CHECK AT THE NEET SS 2020 EXAM CENTRES AMID COVID 19 OUTBREAK:
Entry of Candidates as per Time Slots given in the Admit Cards: Candidates are required to report at the 'Reporting Counter' of test venue at as per time indicated in their admit cards. To avoid crowding at the test venue entry, there will be staggered time slots for candidates to report. Candidates will be required to report at the exam venue as per the time slot informed via SMS on their registered mobile number one day prior to exam date. The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the test start time. This will allow time for security checks, identity verification and checking in for examination.
Candidates reporting late or beyond the prescribed time shall not be allowed to appear in the exam under any circumstances. NBE shall not be responsible for any delayed arrival of the candidate in reaching the centre due to any reason.
Test Centre Location: Exact address and location of the test centres shall be indicated in the admit card. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the test centre locations at least one day prior to the examination day and ensure that they report for the exam as per scheduled time only.
Please note that only the candidates who have been issued admit card will be allowed entry inside the examination centre premises subject to fulfilment of documentary requirements.
Friends or relatives accompanying the candidates will not be allowed entry in the examination centre premises under any circumstances and will not be allowed to contact the candidate while the examination process is ongoing.
Barcode/QR Code Reader at Entry Points: The candidate will flash the admit card and ID proof for verification to the exam functionary standing across the table with barcode/QR code reader. Candidate shall be informed about the assigned lab number. At no time will the exam functionary touch any document of the candidate.
Use of Thermo Guns: All candidates will be checked at the entry point for fever with the thermo guns. In case, any candidate is observed to be having above normal temperature (> 99.14 Degree F) or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, he/she will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.
Identity checks will be made upon arrival at the test centre to ensure that there are no unauthorized candidates appearing for the exam.
Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following documents:
Printed copy of Barcoded/QR Coded Admit card with his/her photograph pasted on it.
Photocopy of Permanent/Provisional SMC/MCI registration, to be retained by the test centre &
Any one of the below mentioned Govt issued photo IDs** (must be original and valid/non-expired):
✤ PAN Card
✤ Driving License
✤ Voter ID
✤ Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)
In case, any candidate reports to the test center with e-Aadhaar Card with Aadhaar number printed on it as proof of identity, the eAadhaar Card should be a good quality colour print out with clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar Card. Decision of NBE in this regard shall be final".
Candidates without valid ID proof shall not be allowed to enter the examination premises.
Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidates producing false/forged documents/ID Proofs.
Candidates will not be allowed to take the following items beyond security checkpoint under any circumstances:
• Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), notes, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, etc..
• Any electronic device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, wrist watch/Health Band, Calculator, Electronic Pen/ Scanner etc.
• All ornaments like bracelets, Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/ Necklace, Pendants, Necklace with pendants, Badge, Brooch etc.
• Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
• Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle etc.
• Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like wireless/Bluetooth device, spy camera etc.
Candidates will be permitted to carry certain items with them to the examination lab:
• Face Mask
• Personal Transparent water bottle (The practice of water dispenser shall be discontinued in SD-CBT)
• Personal hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle (50ml)
• Exam related documents (Admit card, ID Card etc)
No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates. In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the centre beyond the security check point, it will be considered as use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions. To avoid any hardship candidates are advised not to bring prohibited items along with them at the test Centre.
Frisking (Body pat as well as HHMD) will not be done while social distancing is in effect.
Finger Biometrics of candidates shall NOT be captured at the time of registration for the test at test venue in SD-CBT. However, Photograph of the candidates shall be captured on the exam day at the centre. Face ID shall be verified at the time of registration for the test and at each bio-break, and at the time of exit of the candidate. Candidates are requested to cooperate with this essential activity to avoid any cases of impersonation. This is a security feature which will ensure that only genuine candidate appear for the exam. Any candidate not adhering to the aforementioned security measures will not be allowed to take the test.
After verification of ID and capture of Face ID, candidates will be escorted to the designated computer terminal at the test centre ensuring social distancing and a Invigilator will assist the candidate for check-in process of the test.
Candidates are required to keep their admit card and photo identification with them at all times during the conduct of examination.
Candidates are required to listen to the invigilator's instructions to begin the exam. Each workstation will be blocked from three sides – front, left and right. Candidates are advised not to look around at other candidates as there will be surveillance cameras also that will record video.
Any suspicious or disruptive behaviour on part of the candidate may lead to cancellation of candidature. For any issues during the exam, candidate may raise his or her hand to notify Invigilator.
Manual Attendance with signature and Ink finger print shall not be done in SD-CBT.
.In case of any technical disruption during the test, rest assured that a registered candidate will get complete allocated examination time.