New Delhi: Students in Karnataka who missed their National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance examination on May 5 due to delay in the train will now get a chance to take the test.

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday confirmed the same saying Karnataka students who missed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance due to train delay will get another chance. Javadekar took to Twitter to announce the ministry’s decision.

At least 500 students missed their NEET exam on Sunday after the train they were travelling in got delayed by six hours.

According to the report, the Hampi Express-16591 which was traversing from North Karnataka to Bengaluru, reached the exam centre at 2.30 PM, as opposed to 1.30 PM which was the reporting time for NEET aspirants.

The report also quoted many students requesting the HRD ministry via SOS messages that they are allowed to appear for the exam, which is conducted once a year.