New Delhi: The CBSE has extended the deadline for candidates to revise their centres for national entrance exam for admission to medical colleges, NEET, till March 31. The board has also added another centre in Nanded (Maharashtra), taking the number of centres for National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) to 104.
“Candidates who wish to revise their examination centres were granted a window from March 24 to March 27. Date of revising the options for centre cities has been extended till March 31, 2017. Nanded (Maharashtra) has also been added in the existing list of the examination cities,” CBSE said in a statement.
According to the CBSE, about 11,35,104 candidates have registered for the exam as compared to 8,02,594 aspirants last year, which is 41.42 per cent more than the previous year’s number.
With the increase, the NEET and the Joint entrance Examination (JEE) Main exams now have an equivalent number of cities as centres with the Union human resources development ministry earlier this week directing CBSE to have 23 more centres.
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.
It will be held in 10 languages, viz. Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Odia and Kannada.