Santosh Kumar Yadav, a student from Darbhanga in Bihar, travelled more than 24 hours and took two buses for a 700 kilometre journey to reach Kolkata for attending National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), but couldn’t attend the exam as he was late by 10 minutes.
Yadav was not allowed to enter the examination centre which was a school located in Salt Lake, a township located east of Kolkata. Yadav pleaded the authorities but didn’t allow him stating that he was late.
The examination had started at 2 pm and Yadav reached the centre around 1.40 pm and it was said that the last deadline for entering the centre was 1.30 pm.
Yadav said with desperation that he lost a year. NEET examinees were asked to report three hours to undergo security and health checks due to the Corona crisis.