About 90 per cent of registered candidates appear in NEET
New Delhi: More than 90 per cent of the over 4.75 lakh candidates who had registered for the NEET II exam for admission to medical and dental colleges took the test today in 56 cities, including violence-hit Srinagar.
The combined result of NEET-I and NEET-II will be declared by August 17.
In a statement, CBSE, which conducted the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), said the test was conducted at 739 centres in 56 cities.
Strict vigil was maintained at all centres and no untoward incident was reported, it added.
"Total candidates registered for the examination were 4,75,785. As per preliminary reports received from across the country, more than 90 per cent candidates were present in the examination," the statement said.
The NEET examination was also held peacefully in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and 93 per cent of registered candidates took the exam there, it added.
To ensure smooth and fair conduct of examination, CBSE had made elaborate arrangements and besides CBSE officials, more than 2,000 observers were deputed.
All state governments supported CBSE by deputing security forces at the centres, the statement said. A special team was sent to Srinagar in advance to ensure complete preparation for the conduct of NEET-II.
The state government has given extraordinary support to CBSE and its team, the statement said. State Government provided two examination centres, deputed invigilators at short notice, made security arrangement for candidates across Srinagar division, CBSE said.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness over successful completion of the test, it said.
The CBSE Chairman visited a few examination centres in Noida and Ghaziabad to oversee the conduct of examination, the statement said.