Over 13 lakh candidates appear in medical entrance exam

NEW DELHI: Over 13 lakh candidates appeared for the national medical entrance exam NEET today at 2,225 centres across the country with authorities conducting stringent checks on dress code to avoid any malpractice during the examination.

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country was conducted by CBSE in 136 cities as against 107 last year.

“A total number of 13,26,725 students had registered for the exam, of whom 5,80,648 are males and 7,46,076 females and one transgender. The exam was conducted at 2,225 centres from across the country,” a senior CBSE official said.

The board established 43 new centres this year to accommodate the higher number of applications.  (AGENCIES)