National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) began in 65 centres across Jaipur on Sunday with stringent security measures enforced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to deter any wrongdoing.
CBSE officials have left no stone unturned in ensuring that the examination goes smoothly after previous year’s All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) was nullified by the Supreme Court due to incidents of cheating.
Applicants were not allowed to carry a bag, pen, pencil, eraser, pencil box, earrings, amulet, scarf, handkerchief, calculator or any electronic/bluetooth devices inside the test centre. Applicants were asked to bring their admit card and a passport photograph. CBSE also enforced a strict dress code, asking candidates to appear in half sleeves shirts and slippers.
Many officials were seen frisking students with metal detectors and a torch light.
Candidates at the Maharani Gayatri Devi School were seen revising shortly before the exam commenced. A few students were unhappy with the fact that NEET is being conducted in two sessions. The second round of NEET will be held on July 24.
“Those who have their test in July are lucky to get extra time for revision whereas we had to prepare for it in a limited time... this gives them an unfair advantage over us,” said Jyoti Gupta, an applicant.