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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

NEET 2024 exams will be held in Muscat

 Application process will now have the option to change their exam centers
Application process will now have the option to change their exam centers
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Muscat: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) centers for the Indian students in Oman, which were suspended earlier, have been reinstated with immediate effect, thanks to the continuous requests made by expat families of NEET aspirants in Oman, along with others in other countries.


Parents of children studying in Indian Schools in Oman have submitted mass petitions requesting the reinstatement of the canceled NEET examination center in Oman to various authorities including the Indian Embassy in Oman recently.


There are 21 Indian schools and nearly 45,000 students spread across the country. There are over 500 NEET aspirants in the country.


The National Testing Agency (NTA), under whose umbrella the crucial NEET has been conducted, has earlier announced that the centres in Oman and other Gulf countries would be cancelled as the registration process for the NEET UG 2024 began and that a total of 554 centres across India have been said to be available for candidates.


The exemption of Gulf countries, including Oman, where 21 Indian schools are operating, from the list this year had created a crisis that had potentially affected the future of students, according to the parents.


A note from the National Testing Agency (NTA) said that 'In continuation to the public notice dated 9th February 2024, where in NTA has invited online application forms for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) 2024, it has been decided that the exam will be conducted in the foreign cities as per details mentioned below:'


Accordingly, the countries mentioned below will get the NEET centers back to help the children studying in these countries with their tests.


The foreign cities and centres-National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test [NEET (UG) 2024] are Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Sri Lanka,Qatar, Nepal, Malaysia, Nigeria, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.


The circular signed by Dr Sadhana Parashar, Senior Director (Exams) further says that candidates who have already selected centers in India and paid the fee without the option for foreign centers will have the opportunity to correct their center and country choice during the correction window. This window will open after the registration window closes.


Also, candidates in foreign countries wishing to change their centers to foreign cities can make corrections during this period. However, they will be required to pay the differential amount.


Candidates registering afresh from foreign countries can select their preferred country and city directly from the drop-down menu during the application process. and they should pay the requisite fee and submit their application.


There is an exam center for JEE in Muscat, under NTA, which is very effective for the local JEE aspirants.



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