Thursday, October 11, 2012

For PG entrance test, students must travel 2,000km

BANGALORE: Medical students aiming for higher education through the national entrance test found themselves in a tizzy with some of them getting exam centres as far as 2,000km away. In some extreme cases, the website couldn't handle the load, and it went on the blink.
The National Eligibilitycum-Entrance Test for postgraduate courses (NEETPG ), introduced to rationalize entry to higher education in medicine, will be held between November 23 and December 6 at select test centres in 33 cities across the country for 2013 admissions.
Prometric India, which provides technical support to conduct online exams, denied suggestions of NEETPG website crash and cited 64,000 registrations till Saturday . The registrations began on Friday. Some students said unavailable vouchers at a few centres created chaos.
Hundreds of students now have to factor in the logistics of long-haul travel. A Bangalore student on Saturday was given the option of taking the exam at Gurgaon, Delhi or Punjab. "I've an exam in Bangalore on Nov 20. Three days later, I must write NEET in Gurgaon. Either I need to fly or look for a centre closer home. The tension is driving me crazy," she said. NEET-PG objectives defeated, say aspirants.

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