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In a bid to encourage female medical candidates to appear for NEET UG 2022, OYO on Wednesday offered an exemption scheme for appearing in the medical entrance exam. Giving details, Oyo said women applicants traveling to exam centers can avail up to 60 percent discount on their hotel stays.
NTA has earlier notified that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted on July 17 at various centers in 497 cities across India. More than 18 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the exam this year.
The exam is scheduled to be held on July 17, 2022 in 497 cities across India. OYO promises to support India’s aspiring women candidates with accommodation requirements at critical exam centres,” it said.
To take advantage of this discount, candidates need to download the OYO app, then click on the red ‘Nearby’ icon for accommodation in a valid participating hotel near the exam centre. Next, they have to select the coupon code ‘NEETJF’ and hit the Book Now and Pay at Hotel buttons.
OYO said in the statement that apart from discounted hotel stays, candidates will also get free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning facilities at all participating hotels.
In another development, a fresh petition was filed in the Delhi High Court for the postponement of NEET UG 2022. The Delhi High Court said it will hear the petition on Thursday. Justice Sanjeev Narula will hear the petition.
In the petition, the medical candidates have urged the court to direct the National Testing Agency (NTA) to issue a fresh notification to reschedule the examination after considering the grievances of the candidates.
“Direct the Respondents to conduct the NEET 2002 Phase 2 for the academic session 2022 in view of the vast distance of examination centers between 150 km to 300 km for thousands of students during the current dire situation due to floods across the country,” The candidates have said in the petition.
The candidates in the petition also sought setting up of a grievance redressal mechanism for adjudicating the complaints being made by the candidates regarding the examination.