NEET 2017 Exam Centres in Maharashtra
Candidates who will be appearing for NEET 2017 in Maharashtra are in a doubt as CBSE has only allotted six centres across Maharashtra. Students in the State of Maharashtra have written to medical education minister Girish Mahajan to increase the NEET 2017 exam centre. Students have stated that many of the students come from far-flung areas, and that is why they find it difficult to undertake the journey and reach the examination centre as they are already under a mental stress.
NEET 2017 Exam Centres in Maharashtra includes Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur and these centres need to accommodate nearly three lakh candidates appearing in NEET 2017 UG examination. The Parents of Candidates who are appearing for NEET have also met Girish Mahajan to put forward their expectations from the Govt. so as to avoid confusion.
The parents of Candidates appearing for NEET UG 2017 exam want the admission process to be streamlined and multiple rounds should be held to avoid seats going vacant. Rohit Chandode, secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) told that the people from rural areas need to travel all the way to these centres, and they also need to find an accomodation to stay. The students are already under pressure because of the huge preparation that is to be done for passing NEET UG 2017 exam..
A memorandum was submitted to medical education minister Girish Mahajan by the ABVP informing that a journey from their hometown to the city can adversely affect the students and demanding that a centre must be provided in every district of Maharashtra.
Pravin Shinghare, Director, DMER said that the decision to have few NEET Exam Center in Maharashtra was taken so that there would be no paper leaks and side by side cheating would be reduced. Shingare also said that the examination centres for the national-level test has in fact increased over the years. The state had only two cities as the centres for All India Pre-Medical Test, which preceded NEET in 2015. CBSE allotted four examination centres to Maharashtra in 2016.