Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir valley to arrange transport facility for the candidates appearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) and MBBS Course 2017 (AIIMS) on Sunday.
In an order issued on Saturday, Div Com said to conduct the examination hassle free and to facilitate the examination staff and candidates to appear in the examination scheduled to be held on May 28, DCs of Kashmir valley shall make all necessary arrangements for transportation of candidates and staff to and from the respective district headquarters.
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Divisional Commissioner also stated that the admit cards and identity cards of candidates and staff shall be treated as curfew passes in case of restrictions. He also directed DCs to deploy magistrates for each location of examination centres for the conveniences of the public.
“We have everything planned,” Ashraf Bukhari, the chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), told Kashmir Life. “We have requested the Deputy Commissioners to offer them buses so that they reach the examination centres in time.” The transport service is complementary and they will be driven home in the evening after the examinations is over.
Bukhari said there are 5659 candidates appearing from Kashmir and 5504 candidates from Jammu. “We have nine centres in Srinagar for the examinations,” Bukhari said.
The centres are located at Women’s’ College, SP College, B Ed College, Kothibagh Higher Secondary School – all located on the M A Road, the Polytechnic College and A Singh College in Gogjibagh and Government Degree College and Women’s Polytechnic in Bemina.
The students will be ferried home after the three-hour examination would be over.
Bukhari said they are making a tight-rope walk because they cannot reschedule the examination because of certain restrictions imposed by the apex court. “It has to be held now because any delay will cost the candidates,” Bukhari said.
Authorities ferried the students for the same examination last time as well. It did not face any major problem in 2016.