The central government’s choice to hold the NEET exam for all states once at regular intervals starting next scholastic year, Tamil Nadu communicated its restriction to the change. Addressing media people in Coimbatore, Minister for School Education in the State, KA Sengottiyan said that understudies would not have enough time to plan for the exam on the off chance that it was being held once at regular intervals.”Generally when centre reveals another arrangement, state governments take an interest and give sentiments. Our feeling is that it ought to be led every year. We will ask for our CM to present a letter to the Prime Minister and the individual service authorities. Just on the off chance that it is led once consistently our understudies. Half year time span will be too short for them,” he said.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had yesterday said that engineering and medical entrance exams — JEE and NEET — would now be conducted online and twice a year by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA). Responding to the announcement, DMK Working President M K Stalin slammed the Centre for “creating confusion” over NEET every time, and accused it of “shattering” the medical education dreams of rural students. He also reminded the Centre of the state’s demand for an exemption from NEET and urged the Centre to ensure Presidential nod for two Bills on this issue.