The numbers of exam centers in Tamil Nadu has been increase from 210 to 520 this year in an attempt to spare medical aspirants the trouble of travelling to other states. Last year students had to travel to far away places like Rajasthan to write their exams.
The announcement was made by K A Sengottaiyan, the state school education minister.
Required infrastructure has been made available for students in all these centres as per Centre’s guidelines. Last year, 1.17 lakh candidates wrote NEET. There will be no issues even if more than 1.50 lakh take it up this year,” he said.
The minister also mentioned that preparatory works were underway for the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) and the dates will be announced shortly. This is a mejor relief for more than 8000 private matriculation school teachers and teaching aspirants in Tamil Nadu who are yet to clear TET. Any teachers handling classes I to VIII should clear TET conducted by the government according to the RTE Act.