The New NEET exam centre at Nanded to benefit many – The CBSE latest announcement of the additional centre of Nanded to conduct National Eligibility –cum- Entrance Test for MBBS and BDS medical admissions has brought cheers and satisfaction among aspiring candidates and their parents.
Candidates from Nanded and Latur who are preparing for the NEET 2017 examination will definitely help to score which is all set to commence on 7th May 2017.Since March 31st is the revised last date for changing NEET city options, educational counselors have appealed to the aspirants from Nanded and Latur to complete the formalities without delay before the deadline.
Parents have expressed their contentment on the addition of new city centre stating that “Going by past experiences in fulfilling such demands, we were not hopeful of any positive decision about Nanded soon. It’s a pleasant surprise. The authorities surely deserve a word of appreciation for their swift action”.
Earlier candidates and parents need to travel to Aurangabad which cost them with a waste of time and energy ahead of the crucial examination.
Aspirants from Latur would have been especially at the receiving end as it has no effective rail connectivity to Aurangabad. Now, students from Latur have to travel only 118km to Nanded for appearing for the test compared to the earlier travel of 290km to Aurangabad.
It was NCP MLC Satish Chavan, who was following the demand for additional NEET centres for Marathwada with the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, stated that “Latur should also be a centre from next year onwards. As NEET has been made mandatory, it is necessary to have at least one more centre at Latur in Marathwada.”
The other four cities who have found a place in the list of additional centres for NEET examination recently are Satara, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar and Amravati. This year the number of applicants registered for NEET examination has shown a considerable increase by 41.2% which is 11,35,104 compared to that of 8,02,594 in the year 2016. CBSE said that this is the record highest number of candidates for NEET examination so far.