The board, the statement said, “decided to conduct a separate examination for such Kashmir Valley candidates as have missed the exams, following due process.”
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has decided to hold a separate test for the candidates of Kashmir Valley who failed to reach their designated exam centers and appear in the NEET PG – 2019 Exam due to inclement weather.
An official handout here today said that the candidates who were unable to reach their designated exam centres and appear in the NEET PG-2019 examination conducted by the NBE on Sunday across the country including at Srinagar and Jammu centers, “the Board has decided to conduct a separate examination for such candidates on a date and venue as will be notified separately.”
Due to snowfall, closure of Srinagar-Jammu Highway and cancellation of flights at the Srinagar airport, some Kashmir based candidates who had been allotted centers outside the Valley could not reach their destinations.
The state government take up the issue immediately with the NBE after the matter was discussed by the Chief Secretary with the Principal Pecretary, Health & Medical Education Department and the Chairman BOPEE.
“In view of the situation and following the request of state government, the NBE also changed the examination center of some 25 candidates to Srinagar in the late evening hours of 5 January 2019, enabling them to appear in the examination in Srinagar itself,” it said.
“Further, to ensure that no Kashmir Valley candidate misses the examination due to closure of roads and cancellation of flights, the state government requested the NBE to conduct a separate exam for such candidates as were unable to appear in the said examination,” it said.
The board, the statement said, has agreed to the request of the state government and “decided to conduct a separate examination for such Kashmir Valley candidates as have missed the exams, following due process.”
The affected candidates have been requested to check the NBE and the BOPEE websites for further details.
“No other candidates from any other state or region or for any reason/condition shall be eligible to appear in the exam planned for these affected candidates of Jammu and Kashmir”, it said.