New Delhi: More than 90% of the over 4.75 lakh candidates who had registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) II exam for admission to medical and dental colleges took the test on Sunday in 56 cities, including violence-hit Srinagar.
The combined result of NEET and NEET 2 will be declared by 17 August.
In a statement, CBSE, which conducted the 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% 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.
The state government provided two examination centres, deputed invigilators at short notice, made security arrangement for candidates across Srinagar division, CBSE said. Human resources development 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.