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NEET 2018: Students assigned exam centers outside Tamil Nadu file petition

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:50 PM, & Agencies

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Chennai: Facing an awkward situation wherein they have been allotted exam centers outside the Tamil Nadu state, some students have filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking immediate change.

The National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) – mandatory for admission into various medical and dental courses such as MBBS and BDS, will be held on Sunday May 06, 2018 and since only few days are left for the test, the Madras High Court posted the petition for hearing on priority basis.

The students in their petition have argued that they had opted for the exam centers that are near to their homes. However, when they downloaded their NEET Admit Card they found that the exam center assigned to them is outside the state.

As reported by the PTI, the petitioner further said the candidates from southern districts of the state had been allotted centers in neighboring Kerala. He contended that most of the candidates who had applied were from rural areas and from poor families and may not be able to afford to spend for their stay in other states.

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In 2017 NEET exam was conducted in 107 cities. However, NEET 2018 would be conducted in 150 cities. This year the government has added 43 new NEET exam centres. A complete list of the NEET Exam Centre and their address can be accessed from the website

The new centres have been set up in Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (2), Gujarat (3), Maharashtra (6), Odisha (4), Tamil Nadu (2), Kerala (5), Telangana (2), West Bengal (3), Uttar Pradesh (3) and one new centre each in Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Karnataka and Uttarakhand.

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling around 54,000 restorative seats the nation over. This examination is also valid for applying to private universities across the country.

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