Manipur: NEET-UG to be held on any date between June 3-5; CUET-UG from June 5-8

Manipur: NEET-UG to be held on any date between June 3-5; CUET-UG from June 5-8

Medical entrance exam NEET-UG which was postponed in Manipur in view of the law-and-order situation will now be conducted on any date between June 3 to 5, National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Friday.

CUET-UG will be conducted in the state from June 5 to 8 and the postgraduate entrance test CUET-PG from June 5 to 17, the NTA also said.

"NTA has carefully reviewed the law-and-order situation in consultation with the state administration of Manipur and the state government has decided to offer exam centre to the candidates for NEET-UG, CUET-UG and CUET-PG," said Sadhana Parashar, senior director of NTA.

"The option to change the city for examination is also available to those candidates in Manipur who have not appeared or missed NEET-UG, CUET-UG due to the law-and- order situation, irrespective whether they had downloaded their admit cards or not for these examinations," she added.

The option to change the City for the Examination is also available to those candidates in the State of Manipur who have not appeared in/ missed the NEET(UG) - 2023 and CUET (UG) - 2023 due to the law & order situation, irrespective whether they had downloaded their Admit Cards or not for these examinations.

One of the Cities which the candidates of Manipur can opt for the above-mentioned examination(s),are:

1. Aizawl (Mizoram)

2. Kohima/Dimapur (Nagaland)

3. Shillong (Meghalaya)

4. Guwahati (Assam)

5. Jorhat (Assam)

6. Silchar (Assam)

7. Kolkata (West Bengal)

8. Delhi

9. Bengaluru (Karnataka)

10. Imphal (Manipur)

Manipur has witnessed violence over a move to grant scheduled tribe status to the majority Metei community in the state. Naga and Kuki tribals who are opposing this plan organised a 'Tribal Solidarity March' after which clashes broke.

While NEET-UG was conducted across the country on May 7, CUET-UG began on May 21. The Exam City option will be available to the candidates of Manipur through the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) facility during the period from 26 May 2023 (07.00 A.M.) to 30 May

2023 (07:00 P.M.). A message in this regard will be sent to each candidate on his/her mobile number registered with the online application form for the respective exam. The Candidates must use their registered Mobile Number to avail this facility through IVRS.

Alternatively, the candidates may also contact/reach the Office of the concerned City Coordinator in one of the Cities (as mentioned above) where they are presently living or they are interested to appear in one of the aforesaid exams, to provide their exam city option with the name of examination and registered application number for the same, during the said period. The respective City Coordinators of NTA will share immediately (after the last date/time as mentioned above) with NTA a consolidated List of the Candidates (who have approached them/their office) with their application number, name of exam, preferred exam city.

The candidates can also contact NTA on the following telephone numbers: 011-40759000, 011- 69227700, from 07.00 A.M. of 26 May 2023 till 07.00 P.M. of 30 May 2023.

On receipt of city change options from the willing/interested candidates through any of the above modes, they will be allocated an exam centre in the preferred city and their Admit Cards will be issued accordingly online through the respective official exam portals of NTA as mentioned below:

• NEET (UG) – 2023:

• CUET (UG) – 2023:

• CUET (PG) – 2023:

Efforts will be made to send SMS to the candidates concerned on his/her registered mobile number to confirm the change of exam city and/or to download Admit Card from the concerned Exam portal mentioned above. Further, these Admit Cards will also be available with the Help Centre in the Office of the concerned City Coordinator of NTA, for collection of the same by a candidate who could not download the same due to lack of the Internet connectivity. These Admit Cards will also be alternatively available at the District Headquarters for collection by the candidates concerned or any person authorized by them.