Coronavirus: NTA allows change of exam centre for NEET 2020

Coronavirus: NTA allows change of exam centre for NEET 2020
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NEW DELHI: Bringing relief to candidates who will write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate programmes in medicine, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has allowed students to change their choice of city for the examination. Candidates have till April 14 to make the corrections and changes.

Just like it did for the Joint Entrance Examination for engineering, or JEE Main 2020, earlier this week, the NTA has decided to further expand the scope of making corrections in the NEET (UG)-2020 application forms allowing students to also alter their choice of city for exam centre. Students were asking for permission to change exam centres due to the chaos brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown imposed to control the spread of the disease it causes, COVID-19.

The NTA has issued a public notice stating that the correction window will be open till 5 pm of April 14. the notice reads: “In view of the hardships faced by the aspirants of NEET(UG) -2020 due to COVID-19 epidemic, the NTA has further expanded the scope of making corrections in the Application Form. The scope now also include changes in the choice of cities for centres opted by the candidate.”


The test conducting body has said that it will make efforts to allocate city to candidates based on the preference of their choices opted by them in their application form.

Careers360 had earlier written on the demand for change of exam centres candidates who were set to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, for medicine. The NEET 2020 examinees were either stuck at home when their exam centres were in cities where they had been attending coaching or the other way around. Every year, thousands shift to towns like Kota in Rajasthan to join centres that coaching them for the entrance tests.

The NTA has also issued advisory asking candidates and their parents to keep visiting its official website for latest updates, and they can also contact at 8700028512. 8178359845, 9509676953 8882356803 for any further information.

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