“Now as it is a single session exam, the number of seats has reduced. We cannot have it in just any place as computer labs, CCTV cameras and other logistics need to be considered. But, we are trying to increase the number of centres in Tamil Nadu and Kerala,” he added. Meanwhile, Dr Rashmikant Dave, vice president, NBE, told DTNext that they were not increasing the number of centres as of now, but the number of seats in the existing cities. “We were planning to increase the number of centres also, but if we do so right now, some students might feel it’s unfair. To avoid that, we are considering making the option available wherein, the applicant must give an option of another city in that state and we will allot them seats there,” he said. He added that as the Examination Board, they have to look into all the technical aspects too. “We have therefore not given the option of changing the cities post registration as it could result in dilemma among students,” Dave said.