NEET UG admit cards 2021: Allotted far off centres, say candidates
NEET UG admit cards 2021: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) issued admit cards for the exam scheduled on Sunday and many aspirants in the state said they have been allotted far off centres.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) issued admit cards for the exam scheduled on Sunday and many aspirants in the state said they have been allotted far off centres.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the nodal agency that conducts NEET, issued admit cards on Monday evening. In Pune, Manish Deshmukh, whose son Sayuj will take the exam on Sunday, said the centre allotted to them was 105 km away from home. “Our first and second preferences for exam centres were Pune city and Navi Mumbai respectively. However, we’ve been allotted a centre in Baramati,” said Manish.
“It is a nuisance. We have decided to reach Baramati a day ahead of the exams to avoid any rush, especially since it is festival season. I’ll have to spend on our stay for the night as well. The students have been through a lot owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncountable uncertainties. Before the exam, they should have a calm mind,” he added.
Another applicant, who is from Nashik, has been allocated a centre in Shirdi, which is about 95 km apart. Applicants in the city, too, said their centres were further than what they had set as preference.
Earlier, HT had reported that several NEET aspirants were unhappy with the centres allotted to them. At the time, Vineet Joshi, director general, NTA, had said that almost 99% of all candidates were asked to take the test from their first preferred centre. He had said that candidates unhappy with their centres, could write to the agency and depending on the merit of the case, it may make some adjustments to accommodate the students. However, Joshi was unavailable for a comment this time.