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I lost a year: Student travels more than 700 kms, misses NEET exam by 10 minutes

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). Only to miss the test by 10 minutes.

‘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.

He said that he began his journey via bus at Darbhanga at 8 am on Saturday to reach Muzaffarpur from there he went to Patna through bus. Due to traffic jam, he had to wait for 6 hours. Then from Patna he took a bus to Kolkata then he boarded a taxi to reach the venue.

Now, he will have to take up the exam next year.

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