On Friday, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that over 33,000 candidates appeared for the PG entrance test. The test was held under strict compline of COVID-19 guidelines by the central government. The institute said that a total of 33,491 candidates appeared for the entrance examinations for MD, MS, MDS, DM, CH, fellowship, BSc-postbasic, MSc Nursing courses.
Following the guidelines, staggered entry and alternative seating arrangements with reduced density were implemented. Additional measures such as temperature scanning, compulsory use of masks, hand-sanitization, zero-contact between students and staff across the centers were implemented and followed in spirit and letter.
Digital technologies were used for the registration and verification of the candidates and the exam was supervised by the faculty from medical colleges and institutions in the region.
The institute said “to minimize the travel needs of the candidates, the number of cities was increased from 60 to 157 with at least one center in each state. On the basis of choices made by candidates, more than 97 per cent of them were allocated the city of their choice or within 100 km ”.