BENGALURU: Hundreds of students missed their crucial National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019, an entrance test for all-India medical seats, as the Hampi Express got delayed. Further, students were asked to go to NEET exam centres 50 km away once they reach the allotted location.
According to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, hundreds of students from North Karnataka districts missed the NEET exam due to a 7-hour delay of the Hampi Express. A last-minute change in the exam centres and lack of proper communication created confusion among students, chief minister's handle said. The students were supposed to appear for the exams in Bengaluru.
Students demanded that the exam be held for those students who missed the crucial exam. “I’m Aware of the hardship faced by students appearing #NEET exam Due to change in examination center and delay in arrival of train. I will get in touch with respective authority and minister to find the Alternative solutions,” says twitter handle of BJP leader Prakash Javdekar.
Give them chance to write exam again. Else it will be very bad for those students' career. “Why can’t North Karnataka students write exams in their own centres. Why do they need to travel to Bengaluru," said Arun, a resident of Jayanagar.