The number of cities hosting NEET 2022 has seen a decline. The National Testing Agency (NTA) had earlier said that NEET will be conducted in 546 Indian cities and 14 foreign destinations, however, the number of Indian cities hosting the examinations saw a drop to 497 due to the release of NEET admit cards on Tuesday. Is; The number of international locations remained the same.
While announcing the date and time of NEET admit card, NTA said that it has received certain representations regarding change of exam city. “Those representations have been scrutinized and wherever feasible and feasible, their examination city has been changed,” the NTA said in an official notice.
After the cheating scandal in both NEET and JEE last year, this year NTA has added several security features to the exam. The list of examination centers has not been made public. There will be jammers and CCTVs in the examination hall to ensure verification. NTA has also issued a dress code and strict frisking rules. To ensure safety, long sleeves, sheas, jewelry and belts have been banned from the NEET exam hall.
The reduction in the number of cities could have been due to fewer students being selected for a particular examination. “If the number of candidates opting for a city is less than a certain minimum, the NTA reserves the right to merge one, two or more cities,” the rules state.
“For convenience, candidates can select their city or neighboring cities only in their state of residence and not distant cities in other states. NTA will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused due to wrong selection of cities by the candidates,” as per NTA.
In the biggest changes of this year, the government has Upper age limit removed in NEET Irrespective of the category of the candidate. Now any person who has completed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology can apply for this medical entrance exam. Earlier, the upper age limit for appearing in NEET was 25 years for candidates belonging to unreserved categories.