The National Board of Examination has shown Kashmir and Jammu & Kashmir as separate states on its official website for the aspirants of MCH and DM- specialty course exams scheduled on June 28.
The NBE has invited online applications for the exams foreligible aspirants but the Valley aspirants have mistakenly selected their examcentres in Jammu as the website has shown Kashmir as a separate state.
"While filling online application, we clicked on J&Kstate option to select our centres in Jammu and Srinagar division but thewebsite shows only Jammu based centres in J&K and has shown Kashmir asseparate state," said an aspirant.
Most of the aspirants from Kashmir valley have chosen theircentre in Jammu as the examination board has divided J&K and Kashmir intotwo states.
"We presumed that this year they have not set up exam centrein Kashmir and we selected exam centres in Jammu. But later we saw that theyhave shown Kashmir as a separate state," an aspirant said.
The exam for the super specialty courses is scheduled onJune 28.
The candidates who have selected their exam centre in Jammuare in a fix as they cannot apply for the examination with same credentials asmentioned in the first form.
"If we do so, then our application will get disqualified.Our name and email id is registered with NBE," another aspirant said.
The aspirants say they have conveyed to the NBE about theissue through emails which which have gone unresponded by the boardauthorities.
"We tried to call on the contact number mentioned on thewebsite but our calls were not received," an aspirant said.
NBE has been holding the exams since last year and haddesignated exam centres in the valley as well.
"But last year, they had kept Srinagar and Jammu option inJ&K and candidates selected the exam centres as per their convenience. Butthis year J&K shows only Jammu option and Srinagar option is available inseparate state category of Kashmir."