CBSE exams 2017

NEET aspirants seek CM help in changing exam date

LUCKNOW: Even after the Supreme Court quashed their appeal to extend the date for NEET which is scheduled to be held on May 7, medical aspirants on Thursday knocked on the doors of the chief minister. However, with the CM out of the city, they only had to make do with officials at the CM office to whom they submitted their memorandum requesting extension of NEET for not less than two months.

According to them, UP board students and those from villages are bearing the brunt of late intermediate examinations that got pushed by a month owing to elections in the state and an early date of NEET this year as against July last year. “Almost one lakh students will be affected since there is just no time for revision, specially when the syllabus was shifted from that of UP board books to NCERT ones,” said Navneet Tripathi, an aspirant.

In the letter submitted to the CM office, the aspirants have also claimed that both UP board exams and CBSE exams of class XII are ending by April-end which would leave them no time to revise the class XI syllabus that is also part of NEET pattern. “The last date for admissions to MBBS and BDS is September 31, which is five months from now. Given the impact NEET has on students from the state, the chief minister should consider taking up the issue with the authorities,” said Ghulam Nabi, another aspirant.

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