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.
the guidelines, staggered entry and alternative seating arrangement with the
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
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 every 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