Santosh Kumar Yadav, a resident of Darbhanga in Bihar, travelled for more than 24 hours and changed two buses to cover a 700-odd kilometre distance to reach Kolkata for his National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).Unfortunately, he was late by 10 minutes.
Yadav was not allowed to enter the examination centre at a school in Salt Lake, a township located to the east of Kolkata.“I pleaded the authorities but they said I was late.The examination started at 2 pm.I reached the centre around 1.40 pm.The last deadline for entering the centre was 1.30 pm,” Yadav told a local television channel.“I lost a year,” he added.
Incidentally, NEET examinees were asked to report at least three hours in advance in view of the time taken for security and health checks amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Describing his ordeal, the student said, “I boarded a bus at Darbhanga at 8 am on Saturday to reach Muzaffarpur.
From there I took a bus to Patna but there was a traffic jam on the route and I got delayed by almost six hours.”
“I took another bus from Patna at 9 pm.The bus dropped me near Sealdah station (in Kolkata) at 1.06 pm.A taxi brought me to the examination centre,” said Yadav