Over 95 per cent of registered candidates appeared for the medical entrance examination NEET at over 3,800 centres throughout the nation on Sunday, in accordance with officers.
A report 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) this yr. Final yr, over 85 per cent of registered candidates had appeared for the examination amid the Covid pandemic.
“Over 95 per cent of candidates appeared within the examination performed in the present day following all Covid protocols,” a senior official stated. The 13 languages during which the take a look at was performed this yr are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English. Among the many languages, Punjabi and Malayalam have been the brand new additions.
In a primary, the examination was additionally held at a centre every in Dubai and Kuwait. The Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (Undergraduate), which was earlier scheduled on August 1, was postponed to September 12.
The variety of cities the place the examination is performed was elevated from 155 to 202. The variety of examination centres was even be elevated from 3,862 utilized in 2020.
Final yr, it was performed 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 authorised medical, dental, AYUSH and different establishments.