ABVP Demands More NEET Exam Centres in Maharashtra

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has written to state medical education minister Girish Mahajan to increase the NEET Exam Centres in the state of Maharashtra. It has demanded for examination centres in each district of Maharashtra, to make it feasible for students from small towns and villages to take the test.

Recently, CBSE has announced that all the NEET Exam Centres in the state will be in six major cities of the state, namely Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune and Thane.

“The students will have to bear economic and mental pain to appear for NEET. They will also lose more time. This will be detrimental to their progress,” read the ABVP letter.

The demand seems very much appropriate considering the number of applicants that has applied for NEET 2017. In fact, the number of registrations is said to have increased manifold this year. DMER estimates around 2.5 lakh candidates to take NEET this year.

The reason for the limited number of NEET Exam Centres is to decrease exam malpractices. The less the number of exam centres, the simpler it is to monitor the test. “NEET is a national-level test and there’s a risk of paper leak and other malpractices if it’s held at multiple places,” said Pravin Shingare, Director, DMER.

Pravin pointed that in fact the number of exam centres for the national-level test has increased over the years. Like in 2015, Maharashtra had only two cities as the centre for AIPMT. In 2016, CBSE has assigned four centres in the state. The number was increased to six after the state government intervened.

Source: Hindustan Times

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