Two students from every government and aided higher secondary school were usually selected to receive free coaching until the previous academic year.
NEET (Undergraduate) is the only professional examination in which the test is conducted in many national languages.
Karthik, a student of Shaheen Ind P U College had secured rank 9 in Veterinary science in Karnataka CET examination.
A total of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified the exam for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared. The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura, followed by Maharashtra.
Actor Suriya in a statement on Sunday said three NEET aspirants in Tamil Nadu died by suicide due to fear and stress.
Students who attempted the examination told The New Indian Express that the arrangements were far better than during the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (K-CET) and the papers were easy.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a host of precautions and safety measures was taken for conducting the test this year.
However, many turned a deaf ear to her and continued crowding outside the gate, watching their wards move inside the building.
Jothi Sri Durga, who was working hard for the past year, was set to take the examination for the second time after she did not secure a seat in 2019.
Candidates from as far as 300 kilometres away travelled to three districts - Dehradun, Haridwar and Nainital, where the examination centres were set up.
To ensure social distancing, students were allowed to enter the examination centres in a staggered manner from 11 am. The gates, however, remained open till 1.30 pm.
With the boy being marked absent for the exam, the officials refused to comment on whether he will be allowed to take up the exam on a different date.
The examinees and their guardians were allowed inside the stations upon showing the admit cards to police personnel posted at the entry gates.
Candidates who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be not be allowed to appear the National Eligibility and Entrance Test on Sunday.
The boy had earlier made two attempts to crack NEET, but could not succeed.