NEET to be held in Kannada; exams on May 7


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on May 7.

The NEET exam conducted for admissions to all medical and dental colleges has announced the dates for the test that is scheduled to be held in 80 cities across the country.  After a series of protest demanding to conduct NEET in Kannada, the authorities have accepted the request and will be conducting NEET in Kannada this year.

The NEET will be conducted in 10 languages: Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English and the results for the same are expected to be declared on June 8.

According to the school board release, “Candidates can submit online application for NEET-2017 from January 31 to March 1 and the upper age limit of the candidates has been fixed at 25 years as on the date of the conduct of the NEET. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will get a relaxation in the upper age limit of five years and there shall be three attempts available uniformly to all the candidates applying for NEET,” the release added.

The NEET will be conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS programmes of all medical and dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India, except for those of the institutions established through an Act of Parliament like AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry, the CBSE said.

At least 1,500 centres will be identified and finalised on “vigorous parameters” to hold the test. More than 10 lakh candidates are expected to register for taking NEET this year.

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