With colleges and coaching centres now closed for nearly a month, and the academic calendar disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic so to make the lockdown meaningful for aspirants of NEET and CET Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Monday launched a free entrance examination coaching portal, GetCETGo, to equip students for the preparation for the entrance exams amid COVID-19 lockdown.
"The Corona pandemic has created a situation of disruption in our daily lives. This has derailed the plans of especially many young friends of ours who are at the crucial juncture of their lives - in Class 12," said an official statement explaining the rationale for GetCETGo.
Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwathnarayan, who also handles higher education ministry played an instrumental role in bringing out the online coaching programme, following the lockdown disrupting regular classes for thousands of students across the southern state. GeCETGo helps students prepare for CET 2020 and NEET 2020. "Comprehensive study material in the form of synopsis, practice questions, chapter-wise tests, mock tests and revision videos are available free to all students registered for CET 2020," said the portal.
What is NEET ?
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is the entrance examination for students who wish to take admission into various medical courses in different government and private medical colleges of India. The entrance was named as All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) which is now replaced with NEET-UG.