Around 1.07 lakh candidates are taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at 170 centres across 10 cities in Tamil Nadu today. Despite the efforts of the government to accommodate the growing number of NEET aspirants, exam centres fell short not only in Tamil Nadu but also in other states too.
Some students from Madurai, Tiruchi and Tirunelveli were allocated centres in Ernakulam.24,720 students opted to take the exam in Tamil. The Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments announced financial support for students taking the exams outside the state. Special buses were also provided for the benefit of the students.