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NEET 2017: One more exam centre added in this state

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be held on May 7.

NEET 2017: One more exam centre added in this state

NEET 2017: One more exam centre added in this state

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently added one more examination centre for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017.

The single common entrance exam for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in Medical Council of India-/Dental Council of India-approved medical/dental colleges, will be held on May 7.

(Read: CBSE NEET 2017 to be conducted in 23 more cities now, says Prakash Javadekar)

As per the notice released, the board has added another centre in Nanded (Maharashtra), taking the number of centres for NEET to 104.

On March 24, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash Javadekar said that the NEET will be conducted in 23 new cities across the country.

According to media reports, this move comes on the backdrop of various state governments such as Tamil Nadu rejecting NEET exam over the inaccessibility of exam centres for rural students.

List of cities:

Further, as many as 11, 35,104 candidates have registered for the exam, which is 41.42 per cent more than the previous year’s number. In 2016, 8, 02,594 aspirants had registered for the NEET.

With the increase, the NEET and the JEE (Main) exams now have an equivalent number of cities as centres.

As reported by PTI, the exam will be held in 10 languages- Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Odia and Kannada.

Important dates:

  • Date of uploading of admit cards on website: April 15
  • Date of examination: May 7

source”indiatoday”