Six candidates took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) re-examination in Kerala held for the students who lost the chance to write the exams last month due to COVID-19 related issues.
Two candidates from Alappuzha and one each from Kottayam, Malappuram and Kannur districts respectively wrote the exams in the state. In the absence of proper guidelines, four candidates could not write the re-exam.
A student belonging to Peermedu in Idukki district who took the exams last month as she was staying in a containment zone, came to write the test at a centre in Kidangoor in Kottayam district. But she had to return without writing the exams as the authorities informed her that the re-test was only meant for those who were infected with COVID-19 at the time of the exams held last month.
However, the solicitor general had informed the Supreme Court the other day that even those candidates who could not write the exams because of being in containment zones, could also take the re-exam.
In another instance, three candidates of Kozhikode who reached examination centres allotted last time were told that no examination centre had been allotted in the district this time. They had a harrowing time with no specific information available whether the re-examination is being held or not and whom they should contact for details.
Meanwhile, city coordinator N Ramachandran informed that no centre was allotted to Kozhikode this time as no application was received from the district for the same.