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NEET 2018: Are they terrorists on death row? Angry reactions on 'frisking' of students

Sunday May 6, 2018 7:59 PM, Zohair M Safwan,

NEET 2018 Reaction

[Twitter user who identifies himself as Thala and uses Twitter handler @iam_K_A was equally angry over the security system at NEET 2018 exam centers. (Image: Thala/@iam_K_A)]

Mumbai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 today on Sunday May 06, 2018 without any major controversy, and thankfully so far without any report of leak.

However, the debate over "frisking" or checking of students before they entered exam centers is fiercer this year with angry reactions from students are parents raining on Twitter and other social media platforms.

"Nope, they are not terrorists on death row, they are students from Tamil Nadu entering exam Hall to write #NEET", Pramod Madhav who uses Twitter handler @madhavpramod1 wrote, while tagging a video clip showing how badly the students, including the girls, were frisked on the gate of the exam center.

Twitter user who identifies himself as Thala and uses Twitter handler @iam_K_A was equally angry over the security system at NEET 2018 exam centers. "What the hell, is this ur modern India security level? This is how u treat girls who dream to become doctors?", he wrote on Twitter soon after NEET 2018 began today morning.

Shabbir Ahmed, a journalist, from his verified Twitter account @Ahmedshabbir20 tagging photographs of the students being frisked by security personnel, wrote, "The manner in which students are being humiliated & harassed in the name of #NEET is unacceptable, remove jewels, dupatta, no hair clips, no hair pins, no bags & what not...Is this the way to conduct an exam?"

Anamika who uses handler @NameFieldmt expressed her dismay over frisking in these words. "Disgusting images of students being made to go through security procedure, but aren't the students made aware of the rules before they appear for the NEET exam", she wrote on Twitter.

Some students and their parents also complained about the exam centers being too far away and some students claimed that they were not allowed to sit for NEET 2018 even though they were late by just few minutes.

"Outraged parents protest outside DAV school Chennai as a student travelling from Kerala was not allowed to write #NEET exam. She came to center by 10.02am", Pramod Madhav using Twitter handler @madhavpramod1 wrote.

According to the CBSE, a total of 13,26,725 candidates from India and abroad had registered for NEET 2018. Of them, 5,80,648 were boys, 7,46,076 girls and 01 transgender. Among them were 13,23,672 Indians, 530 OCI, 1,842 NRIs, 60 PIO and 621 foreigners. NEET 2018 was held at 2,255 exam centres in 136 cities.

Meanwhile, most of the students who appeared for NEET 2018 which started today morning at 10:00 termed the papera of moderate difficulty level. Some students said Botany paper was tough and some said Physics paper lengthy. Experts and coaching classes after paper analysis of NEET 2018 papers termed them average.

NEET Answer Key and Result

The CBSE has not yet fixed any date to release the Answer Keys and OMR sheet of the candidates. As per the Information Bulletin, the CBSE will announce the date of release of Answer Key and OMR Sheet on its website after the exam. Candidates should note that the CBSE normally releases the NEET Answer Key and OMR Sheet 1-2 weeks before the result. NEET 2018 Result will however be declared on or before June 05, according to the CBSE.

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling around 54,000 restorative seats the nation over. This examination is likewise valid for applying to private universities across the country.

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