Medical aspirant kills self over NEET in Tamil Nadu

The NEET aspirant had appeared for the entrance exam held in September for the third time, results of which are expected in a couple of days.

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Team Careers360 | Oct 30, 2021 - 2:04 p.m. IST
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COIMBATORE: Apprehensive over the outcome of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), a 20-year old medical aspirant allegedly died by suicide in the district. K Keerthivasan of Sangarayapuram near here had appeared for the entrance exam held in September for the third time, results of which are expected in a couple of days.
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According to police, the youth had taken up the test in 2019 and 2020, but could not clear. So he tried his luck for the third time this year. With National Testing Agency publishing the answer key, the youth was said to be upset and told his parents that he may not be able to clear the test this year also, they said. Despite the advise from his parents to wait for the results, Keerthivasan allegedly consumed pesticides on Friday afternoon and was admitted to Pollachi Government hospital. The doctors attending to the youth referred him to the Government hospital here, where he died at night, they added.

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NEET-UG was conducted on September 12, 2021, for admission to medical, dental, AYUSH, veterinary and BSc nursing courses across India. The NTA will announce the result on the official website -neet.nta.nic.in- soon. However, NEET result 2021 date and time is yet to be notified by the NTA. The result of NEET 2021 will be announced in the form of a scorecard, which can be downloaded using the application number, date of birth, password and security pin.

(With inputs from PTI)

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