NEET: Over 1 lakh students in 560 exam centres across TN

One lakh and four thousand-odd medical aspirants in Tamilnadu will be writing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

A total of 560 exam centres have been allotted in the State to evade chaos that happened last year. Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Karur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvallur, Trichy, Tirunelveli and Nellore are the 14 cities that have designated NEET centres in Tamil Nadu.

After the poor performance in 2017, many schools started the NEET coaching from Class XI. The performance will definitely increase this year compared to last year, many feel.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the date of 2019 NEET examination centres in Odisha as an impact of cyclone Foni. Cyclone Fani (pronounced as Foni) hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning.

Across the country, over 15.19 lakh candidates are expected to appear to get admissions into undergraduate medical courses.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), the nodal body for the country’s biggest undergraduate entrance test for medical courses, has prescribed a specific dress code for the applicants, which has been mentioned in the official brochure too.

The 2019 NEET dress code is well-defined by the NTA in terms of clothes, footwear and other accessories. The exam body said: “The NTA believes in the sanctity and fairness of conducting the Examination, however, it also believes in the sensitivity involved in frisking (girl) candidates and will issue comprehensive instructions accordingly to the staff and other officials at the Examination Centres.”