NEET SS 2023 not to be held in Srinagar due to security reasons: NBEMS
NEW DELHI : Srinagar has not been considered as an exam city for the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Super Specialty (NEET SS) 2023 due to security reasons, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) said. NEET SS 2023 is scheduled for September 9 and 10.
In a letter to the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA), the medical board said that the entrance exam will be conducted in Jammu where the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir can appear. FAIMA had requested an additional exam centre in Srinagar for NEET SS exam.
NBEMS executive director said that he got the issue examined with the concerned department and informed that the “high stake” exam will be held in 36 exam cities across the country. He explained that fixing of an exam city depends on multiple factors including the availability of secure test centres.
“The audit of available test centres in the city of Srinagar has revealed that the required standards of security are not met at the centres available to hold the examination as on date. Accordingly, Srinagar has not been considered as a test city for conduct of the said examination,” NBEMS stated.
Informing that NEET SS 2023 will be held in the city of Jammu for J-K candidates, the board said that it is not feasible to conduct the exam compromising any standards of security.
“No test centre was offered in the city of Srinagar in the last NEET-SS as well, held on 1st and 2nd September.