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Bihar Boy Travels 700 Kms But Misses NEET By 10 Minutes:- The Supreme Court of India announced not to delay or postpone the competitive examinations JEE and NEET as one complete year of the students will be wasted. Santosh Kumar Yadav from Bihar's Darbhanga travelled for more than a day for 700 kms by changing two buses to reach Kolkata to attend the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). But unfortunately, he was late by ten minutes and missed the examination. Santosh Kumar Yadav was denied entry at the examination centre in Salt Lake, in a township in Kolkata east. Santosh Kumar Yadav requested the authorities but they said that he was too late. The examination was planned to start at 2 PM and Santosh Kumar Yadav reached the venue at 1:40 PM.
Meet Santosh, a 19 year old who undertook a 700 km journey from Bihar, travelled non-stop for 24 hours, changed two buses, took a cab ride, reached his #NEET exam center in #Kolkata YET missed his paper.— Indrajit Kundu | ইন্দ্রজিৎ - কলকাতা (@iindrojit) September 14, 2020
He was 10 minutes late. pic.twitter.com/Gjm4Z270RD
With the coronavirus pandemic, all the students have been asked to attend the examination centre at 1:30 PM. Speaking to a local news channel, Santosh Kumar Yadav said that he lost a year by just ten minutes. All the students who are appearing for NEET exams are asked to report before three hours in advance as there are security and health checks that are conducted for each and every test. Santosh Kumar Yadav said that he boarded the bus at Darbhanga on Saturday at 8 AM and reached Muzaffarpur. He took a bus to Patna and the journey got delayed by six hours because of the traffic jam.
From Patna, Santosh Kumar Yadav took another bus at 9 PM and he reached Kolkata at 1:06 PM. He boarded a taxi to reach the examination centre. Over 15 lakh students appeared for NEET this year.