NEET PG as a  computer-based test was introduced in the year 2012 by National Board of Examinations. Since then it was in controversies due to various reasons. Prometric was the technology partner of NBE for NEET PG all these years but in 2017 a big scam of NEET PG computer hacking surfaced. Apart from this the tender of all NBE exams was given to the Prometric without any proper procedure and it is alleged that undue favor was done to Prometric.

In 2018 the new NBE governing body quashed the Prometric tender and suspended Executive Director Bipin Batra on charges of corruption. The CBT was then given to Tata Consultancy (TCS) without tender fo the year 2018. But still, whistleblowers alleged scam this year too.

National board of examinations now invited tender of interested companies to deliver CBT exam in the desired format. The intent of NBE looks fair and to deliver. The tender notification reads as:

Tender Notice – NBE/CBT-1/2018

Bids are invited for Conduct of Computer Based Tests (CBTs) from registered and reputed Computer Software/Educational Consultancy firms who have adequate infrastructure and experience of successfully conducting Computer Based Tests on a secure platform, in 100 or more cities covering at least 20 states of the country. Tender documents are available at : www.natboard.edu.in/tenders.php Last date of submission of bids :

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 (12:00 noon) 07th March, 2018 Sd/-

New Delhi Assistant Director (Admin.)

Further NBE issues many separate notifications regarding details of the tender which are too technical to be covered here and is beyond the scope

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