The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)- Postgraduate was held at 679 centres in 270 cities of the country on September 11, 2021 with 1.6 lakh candidates. The exam was rescheduled twice due to the Covid-19 cases. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, tweeted that some students have complained to him about a last-minute change of exam centre that has led to their inconvenience.
Centres Changed Due To Security Reasons
When asked about it, the Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) Professor Pawanindra Lal said two centres each in Sonipat and Panipat were changed on September 8 and 9 respectively due to security issues and the candidates were moved to new centres in Delhi.
Problems Faced By Students
Tharoor wrote on the microblogging site: “Over a hundred NEET-PG, 2021, aspirants have written to me because the government doesn’t respond!”
“The exam is tomorrow, and they are in crisis. The latest complication: many students have been informed at the last minute of a change of centre (one day before the exam); many haven’t got admit cards,” he said in the tweet.
All Care Was Taken Says, professor Lal
The Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) Professor Pawanindra Lal said “All care was taken to inform each and every candidate individually by phone calls, emails and SMS to ensure they download and print the new admit card with new centres and are able to reach the venue on time.”
1.6 lakh candidates appeared for NEET-PG exam
Total 1.6 lakh candidates appeared for NEET-PG across the country appeared for NEET-PG on Saturday and all were provided a face shield, mask and sanitizer for the safe conduct of the exam, says Professor Pal.