Viral Video: NEET Aspirant Slams Exam Guidelines, Asks HRD Minister To Write In Gloves

In a viral video, NEET aspirant Swati Tripathi has challenged HRD Minister to write wearing gloves for 20 minutes.

Ria Das
Sep 01, 2020 10:52 IST
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Swati Tripathi, a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) aspirant from Madhya Pradesh, took to Twitter and challenged the HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, to write the exam wearing gloves. She also questioned the guidelines set for the students appearing for the exams. "I challenge you to wear these gloves for more than 20 minutes. I am asking the MHRD minister and others who say the exam should be conducted as per the schedule," she says in the video. The video has now gone viral on social media. The decision to conduct these exams has received a lot of criticism from parents and students alike.


Ahead of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) starting on Tuesday morning, she questioned the guidelines and went on to dare the Minister to write for over 20 minutes after putting on the gloves. To appear for the exams, all students must wear a mask and hand gloves. There are detailed social distancing guidelines mentioned on the admit card for this year's aspirants.

What You Should Know

  • NEET aspirant, Swati Tripathi, challenged the HRD Minister and asked him to try and write after wearing the gloves.
  • Aspiring candidates for this year's JEE, NEET will have to compulsorily wear a face mask and hand gloves and carry personal water bottles and hand sanitizer to the exam centres.

She joined the campaign on social media with several other students who are currently urging for the postponement of the entrance exams amid COVID-19 pandemic. "The glasses start blurring after we wear the mask," she mentioned about the problems students will face while writing the exams.

Swati's now viral video demonstrates how hard it is to write the exams after wearing gloves. So she asked the Centre to consider postponing exams. The candidate said that it will not be easy for students to hold the pen in the hand and solve problems while wearing gloves. She said, “Despite the floods and the pandemic, how will  we reach the exam center, many of our parents have lost jobs, you are forcing them to go out of their way to arrange transport.”

Meanwhile, many students appearing for the JEE have also written a letter to the Chief Justice of India opposing the timing of the exam as the monsoon flood has affected many states in the country.

On August 17, the Supreme Court had dismissed a plea by 11 students from 11 states of India seeking postponement of the entrance exams. The Apex court said that it would put the “career of students in peril.” The National Testing Agency that conducts key entrance exams in the country has also supported the Centre's decision "to save one academic year".

Also Read: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea; NEET And JEE Main 2020 Won’t Get Deferred

Feature Image Credit: Screenshots from @11Petitioners/The Wire

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