Don’t provide info via calls, SMS or emails: NTA issues NEET fraud alert

Don’t provide info via calls, SMS or emails: NTA issues NEET fraud alert
Don’t provide info via calls, SMS or emails: NTA issues NEET fraud alert

(MExN)

 

In view of reports that that fake or fraudulent calls, SMS and emails are being circulated to NEET (UG)-2020 candidates asking for their application details including personal information, the NTA has advised aspirants not to share any such information.

 

All candidates who are due to appear for NEET (UG)-2020 Examination are hereby informed that the National Testing Agency (NTA) does not ask for any personal details or any other information through calls, SMS or emails, the agency stated in a public notice on May 11.

 

“If any such calls or messages/emails are received, please do not share any information,” said the notice posted on NTA’s website.  (Read the full text here http://data.nta.ac.in/Download/Notice/Notice_20200511063520.pdf)

 

“The NTA will also be taking strict action against these unscrupulous elements who are seeking confidential information,” it added.

 

It further advised both the candidates and their parents “to only rely on the authentic information available on the official website of NTA www.nta.ac.in and ntaneet.nic.in.”

 

 For latest updates or query related to NEET (UG)-2020 Examination call at 8287471852, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953 and 8882356803 or mail at neet@nta.ac.in for any further clarification, it added.

 

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) 2020 is conducted by the NTA for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India.

 

The test, initially scheduled on May 3, 2020 was postponed to July 26 the ongoing nationwide lockdown measures imposed to contain spread of COVID-19.

 

According to a report by The Financial Express, during the examination the NTA plans to double the number of test centres to maintain social distance.

 

Following government orders, the NTA is now gearing up to hold examinations by making seating arrangements where two candidates will sit two meters apart, it said.

 

The new arrangement will need approximately 6,000 test centres to accommodate 15 lakh NEET aspirants, as opposed to the originally planned 3,000, it added.

 

The NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.