New Delhi: In a fresh notification issued on Tuesday the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) added Nanded as one more centre and also extended the date to revise and change the exam centre details of the students who will appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 to be held in May.
"Date of revising the options for centre cities has been extended till 31st March, 2017.
"Nanded (Maharashtra) has also been added to the existing list of the examination cities", the CBSE said in the statement.
"Candidates can give their options till 31.03.2017(Midnight) to choose the city of examination. They can logon to NEET website -http://cbseneet.nic.in for revising their option of cities chosen earlier.
"The list of cities of examination stand modified accordingly. Other provisions and rules contained in the Information Bulletin for NEET (UG)-2017 will remain unchanged", the CBSE said further.
Initially the CBSE has released the list of 80 centres across India where the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 was scheduled to be held on Sunday May 7, 2017.
More than 12 lakh students from across India have registered for the important entrance test compulsory for admission to various medical courses. Hence there was a huge demand by the students to add more centres.
Following the rising demands, the CBSE released the list of 23 new centres. With the addition of Nanded as one more centre the total number of centres where the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be held this year is 204.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level exam introduced in 2016 conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
A candidate qualifying NEET will be eligible for all India quota and other quotas under the State governments and Institutes irrespective of the medium taken by candidates, subject to other eligibility criteria.
he Health Ministry had in December declared that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in medical colleges will be held in eight languages - Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu- for the academic year 2017-18.
Later on, Odia and Kannada were added in the list after Karnataka and Orissa governments picked up the issue and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for inclusion of their language in conducting NEET 2017.
A petition filed by a students' body for inclusion of Urdu as one of the languages for NEET 2017 is pending a ruling in the Supreme Court of India.