1,48,000 PG Medical aspirants appear for NEET PG 2019
The NEET PG 2019 was held for over 1,48,000 candidates in 165 cities.
New Delhi: NEET PG 2019 was recently held on January 6 for admissions to Post-Graduate medical courses in medical colleges across the country.
The test this year was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), an autonomous organisation of the Health Ministry. MBBS graduates have to take the entrance examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation courses, NEET PG, which is the gateway to PG medical courses in the country such as Master of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD) as well as PG Diploma courses.
The NEET PG 2019 was held for over 1,48,000 candidates in 165 cities, the statement said.
The examination is being conducted on the computer-based platform in one single session.
NBE had also arranged several centres in Jammu and Kashmir, but some students could not make it for the test due to inclement weather.
"Due to inclement weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, some candidates from Srinagar Valley who had opted for a testing centre in Jammu or other cities were facing extreme difficulty in moving from Srinagar to their designated test centre due to complete blockage of air and road transport," the statement said.
"NBE is committed to giving an opportunity to such affected candidates to appear in NEET-PG 2019," it said.
The NBE had taken up this matter with the health ministry, Medical Council of India (MCI) and Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
After discussions it has been decided, "being a force majeure situation, to hold a separate examination for these affected candidates. The date, time and venue shall be informed in due course", the statement said.