Over 95 per cent of the registered candidates appeared for the medical entrance examination NEET at over 3,800 centres throughout the nation on Sunday, in response to officers. A document 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this yr.
Last yr, over 85 per cent of registered candidates had appeared for the examination amid the Covid pandemic. “Over 95 per cent of candidates appeared in the exam conducted today following all Covid protocols,” a senior official stated.
The 13 languages by which the take a look at was carried out this yr are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, and English. Among the languages, Punjabi and Malyalam had been the brand new additions.
In a primary, the examination was additionally held at a centre every in Dubai and Kuwait. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate), which was earlier scheduled on August 1, was postponed to September 12. The variety of cities the place the examination is carried out was elevated from 155 to 202. The variety of examination centres was even be elevated from 3,862 utilized in 2020.
Last yr, it was carried out on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. A complete of 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared within the examination of whom 7,71,500 certified. The uniform entrance examination is for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, and different undergraduate medical programs in authorized medical, dental, AYUSH, and different establishments.
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