NEET 2019: Over 500 miss exam in Karnataka, while NTA postpones NEET in Odisha; What next? Students seek PM Modi's help

NEET 2019: On 4th May 2019, NTA had to postpone NEET 2019 for the students of Odisha in the wake of devastation created by Cyclone Fani.

NEET 2019 Over 500 miss exam in Karnataka, while NTA postpones NEET in Odisha due to cyclone fani What next Students seek PM Modi's help
NEET 2019: The National Testing Agency had organized National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 yesterday, however, the exam did not go smooth as planned. (Getty images)
By: ABP Live
Updated: 06 May 2019 12:43 PM
NEET 2019: The National Testing Agency had organized National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 yesterday, however, the exam did not go smooth as planned. On 3rd May 2019, just 2 days before the exam, NTA had rescheduled examination centres. On 4th May 2019, NTA had to postpone NEET 2019 for the students of Odisha in the wake of devastation created by Cyclone Fani. The agency had released a public notice in this regard a day prior to the exam, that read,“On the request of the State Government of Odisha in the wake of Fani Cyclone, the NEET (UG) - 2019 Examination, which was scheduled to be held on 05.05.2019 (Sunday), has been postponed only for the Candidates having Examination Centres in Odisha until further notice.”

While medical aspirants of the state of Odisha who are struggling with the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, might have got a sigh of relief with the deferment of NEET 2019; the candidates of North Karnataka travelling through Hampi Express, train number 16591 had least expected that their exam entry will be marred by delay in arrival.


The students have now sought help from the Prime Minister. A number of students took to Twitter and addressed their grievances to Narendra Modi. While some have also raised the concern that if the exams are re-conducted, then how fair that would be for the other students. "Neet is #onenationoneexam re neet just for one state is not justify to us. we want re neet too as students from karnatka and osidha will get extra days for prepration," an aspirant wrote on Twitter.







The reporting time for the NEET UG 2019 was 12 noon while the time for closing the gates of the examination centres was 1:30 pm. The aforementioned train reached Bengaluru station at 2:30 pm, more than 7 hours late from its scheduled time of arrival at 7 am.

The South Western Railways has clarified that the delay was caused due to the ongoing repairs work at Guntkal, South Central Division. The PRO, South Western Railways has requested MHRD to re-conduct the medical entrance test for the students affected due to delay of Hampi Express.

The students who’ve been affected by the delay of Hampi Express are demanding a re-exam. Chief Minister, Shri H D Kumaraswamy has put forward his request for the NEET 2019 re-exam via Twitter, stating, “I request PM @narendramodi, Rail Minister @PiyushGoyal, @HRDMinistry , @PrakashJavdekar to intervene and ensure that students who have missed the opportunity today get another chance to write the #NEET2019 Exam.”

Earlier last week, students of NSUI, Goa had sent a request to the President, Prime Minister and MHRD to postpone NEET 2019 for areas that have been marred by Cyclone Fani. While NTA has given its nod to reconduct NEET 2019 for the students of Odisha, it wont be wrong if the re-exam can be held jointly with the students of North Karnataka, who could not appear for the NEET 2019 due to delay in railway services.

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