Thousands of NEET 2018 aspirants from Tamilnadu have been allotted centres in Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan. Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj, Director-CBSE NEET, has said that there was a 31% rise in applications from the state; and despite best efforts to accommodate students within state, it could not be done.
The Madras High Court had, on April 27, ordered CBSE to re-allocate such students by assigning new centres within Tamilnadu. However the board moved SC over the order which today, on May 4, just two days before exam, has quashed the Madras High Court’s earlier order.
CBSE pleaded that it was not possible to create new exam centres at such short notice. Candidates must now, therefore, make arrangements to reach centres assigned in their NEET 2018 admit card.
Chief Minister of Tamilnadu has announced a toll free helpline (14417) for the purpose of helping out students. In addition, an allowance of Rs 1000 has been offered by the Government to affected students along with second class railway tickets.
More support is pouring in from people across the country. Twitter, facebook and other social media platforms have been flooded by messages from those who wish to sponsor NEET students. Many have offered to sponsor stay and other expenses of students.
Actor Prasanna was the first public figure to offer financial support to students; “Wud love to sponsor travel expenses for atleast 2 underprevilleged students or Govt school students appearing for #NEET this year. Inbox me the details like hall ticket, place where ur exam hall assigned will book the tickets for u.”.
Wud love to sponsor travel expenses for atleast 2 underprevilleged students or Govt school students appearing for #NEET this year. Inbox me the details like hall ticket, place where ur exam hall assigned will book the tickets for u.
— Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) May 4, 2018
Actor Arulnithi Tamilarasu also extended his support saying “#axessfilm and myself are ready to sponsor for 20 govt school students appearing in other states for #NEET 2018 details contact 9841777077”.
— arulnithi tamilarasu (@arulnithitamil) May 4, 2018
NEET 2018 will be held on May 6. Once the exam is over, NEET 2018 answer key along with solutions will be available for download. There will be different question paper sets, however, all papers in different languages will be same.
People from all walks of life have come out to support students. In times of turmoil, it is heartening to see such kindness.
I can sponsor one NEET exam student to travel and stay and food. That’s how much I can afford. I’m not rich but can help one student. #NEET exam.
— Gayathri Raguramm (@gayathriraguram) May 4, 2018
If any student in Tamilnadu wishes to get financial support, please check out these tweets. Or if they know someone who is in need of such help, please spread the word.
Aarthi Scans and Labs is ready to sponsor 25 Govt. school children, who have to write their #NEET exam outside TN.
For more details contact : 9952969814 pic.twitter.com/6THrQT2aMi
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) May 4, 2018
— Maruthu (@maruthu1985) May 4, 2018
CBSE will announce NEET 2018 Result on June 5. It will indicate marks obtained (out of 720) and All India Rank. NEET ranks will be used for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH programs.
It is really important now to ensure that word reaches to those who need financial support of any sort. Mr Kumar says “if You people knows any student going to write #NEET exam in #Kerala or #Rajasthan but if he/she economically poor and they cannot write exam due to money problem means we are ready to #Sponsor candidate for their travel and other things. Please Contact: Karthick – 9791336132
Vimal – 9600360459
Ganesh – 9655541444
Share this in your known circle and those who are seeing this kindly you to help our #Future_Doctors.”
if You people knows any student going to write #NEET exam in #Kerala or #Rajasthan but if he/she economically poor and they cannot write exam due to money problem means we are ready to #Sponsor candidate for their travel and other things.
எங்களால் முடிந்த சிறு உதவி …
— Kumar (@kmrpslm) May 4, 2018
The number of students from Tamilnadu, who had applied for NEET last year was 82,000. Looking at the rise in candidature this year, CBSE had assigned 25 more centres in the state. However even then, the board could assign centres in state to only 1,10,000 students. Remaining 1000 to 1500 (numbers as per CBSE) have centres in neighboring states.
CBSE has made it clear that whoever had opted to write the paper in Tamil will get the NEET 2018 question paper in that language only, irrespective of their exam centres.