New Delhi: In the wake of inclement weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, National Board of Examinations (NBE) will hold hold a separate NEET-PG 2019 examination for students facing extreme difficulty in moving from Srinagar to their designated test centre due to complete blockage of air and road transport.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, the NBE said, ”NBE had several centres arranged in Jammu & Kashmir. Due to inclement weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir, some candidates from Srinagar Valley who had opted for testing centre in Jammu or other cities were facing extreme difficulty in moving from Srinagar to their designated test centre due to complete blockage of air and road transport.”
NBE said it was committed to giving an opportunity to such affected candidates to appear in NEET-PG 2019.
The matter has been taken up with Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Medical Council of India and the Jammu & Kashmir government and after discussions it has been decided, ”being a Force majeure situation, to hold a separate examination for these affected candidates.”
The date, time and venue shall be informed in due course, the statement added.
NBE, an autonomous organisation of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, has been entrusted with the task of conducting National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET-PG 2019) for admission to various medical Post-Graduate courses in the Country.
It is conducting NEET-PG 2019 on Sunday for more than 1,48,000 candidates in 165 cities all across the country.
The examination is being conducted on computer based platform in one single session.
NEET-PG being a high stake and national level examination, NBE is taking all measures to ensure that sanctity of the examination is preserved, the statement said.