NTA confirms that NEET 2019 will neither be held twice nor in online mode, on insistence of the MOHFW. Reasons, why NTA NEET 2019 will not be twice or as computer based test, are as follows.
- Disadvantage to rural students is a key factor cited by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry, students from rural districts do not have easy access to technology. Thus they will not be able to cope up with computer based test and fall back with a disadvantage.
- Class 12 students will have to appear for several exams from February to May if the exam takes place twice a year. This would increase pressure on them by manifolds, is another reason.
- In order to conduct medical entrance exam twice a year, with 8 sessions each time, a large question pool shall be necessary. There are chances of this creating a dip in the novelty of exam making it easier for coaching centres to replicate the model.
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