Kashmir shown a separate state on NBE website

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 for eligible aspirants but the Valley aspirants have mistakenly selected their exam centres in Jammu as the website has shown Kashmir as a separate state.

“While filling online application, we clicked on J&K state option to select our centres in Jammu and Srinagar division but the website shows only Jammu based centres in J&K and has shown Kashmir as separate state,” said an aspirant.

Most of the aspirants from Kashmir valley have chosen their centre in Jammu as the examination board has divided J&K and Kashmir into two states.

“We presumed that this year they have not set up exam centre in Kashmir and we selected exam centres in Jammu. But later we saw that they have shown Kashmir as a separate state,” an aspirant said.

The exam for the super specialty courses is scheduled on June 28.

The candidates who have selected their exam centre in Jammu are in a fix as they cannot apply for the examination with same credentials as mentioned 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 the issue through emails which which have gone unresponded by the board authorities.

“We tried to call on the contact number mentioned on the website but our calls were not received,” an aspirant said.

NBE has been holding the exams since last year and had designated exam centres in the valley as well.

“But last year, they had kept Srinagar and Jammu option in J&K and candidates selected the exam centres as per their convenience. But this year J&K shows only Jammu option and Srinagar option is available in separate state category of Kashmir.”