New Delhi: The online application process for the second phase of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET II) started on Thursday, according to a notification by Central Board of Secondary Education, which is responsible for conducting the test.
However, at least till late afternoon, the website mentioned in the notification was not functional and showed the message “Coming Shortly. Please try again after some time.” By around 4.30, the website was working.
The notification said that “the detailed information regarding test, syllabus and eligibility criteria will be available on website www.aipmt.nic.in. Online application could be submitted on website www.aipmt.nic.in.”
CBSE expects nearly two lakh students to appear for NEET II which will be held on 24 July 2016. Approximately 6.5 lakh students had appeared for the first phase held on 1 May.
Students who appeared for the test on 1 May for phase one are also allowed to take NEET II, but only after surrendering their score of phase-1. Students who were left out as they could not register for NEET II will be allowed to apply.
This provision exists only for the current year due to confusion surrounding the test since past one month. A number of students were not prepared to take the exam at such short notice.
From next year on, the entrance will be conducted only once a year.
Joint result for both the phases will be declared on 17 August and the admission process be completed by 30 September.
This test will be applicable for admissions to the all-India quota seats, State government quota seats where the state government concerned so opts and private, management and non-resident Indian (NRI) quota seats in all private medical and dental colleges and deemed universities.