In a recent development, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the NEET (UG)-2023 examination for candidates assigned to examination centers in Manipur on May 7 due to the state’s current situation and a request from the Minister of State for Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.
The NTA had earlier announced that the NEET (UG)-2023 examination would be held on the scheduled date for all candidates across the country. However, due to the ongoing crisis in Manipur, the agency has decided to reschedule the examination for candidates who were allotted examination centers in the state.
In a letter written to the NTA, the Minister of State for Education requested the agency to explore the possibility of rescheduling the examination for candidates in Manipur. The letter cited the ongoing unrest in the state and the difficulties faced by candidates in traveling to their respective examination centers as reasons for the request.
The NTA has taken cognizance of the situation and has agreed to postpone the examination for Manipur candidates. The new date for the examination will be announced soon, and candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of the NTA for further updates.
This decision has been welcomed by candidates and their families in Manipur, who were concerned about the safety and well-being of the candidates amidst the ongoing turmoil in the state. The NTA has assured that all necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the rescheduled examination is conducted smoothly, and candidates are not inconvenienced in any way.
In conclusion, the NTA’s decision to postpone the NEET (UG)-2023 examination for candidates in Manipur is a welcome move in view of the current situation in the state. It reflects the agency’s commitment to the safety and well-being of candidates and the importance it attaches to conducting the examination in a fair and transparent manner.