Manipur NEET postponed, new date soon

NEW DELHI: A record 20.9 lakh applicants will appear in NEET on Sunday. The exam date for candidates whose testing center was in Manipur will be announced as soon as the exam is postponed in the violence-affected state.
In addition to English and Hindi, the test will be conducted in 11 other Indian languages ​​including Gujarati (53024), Bengali (43890) and Tamil (30536) are the top three language preferences. NTA asked applicants to report early for a thorough check if their religion/custom requires them to wear specific attire.
As first reported by the TOI, 20.9 lakh candidates have registered this year for over 1.4 lakh seats, including in private colleges. The gender gap has also crossed the 2 lakh mark with 11.8 lakh female applicants, 2.8 lakh more than males, registering for the test. Two states had over 2 lakh registrations – Maharashtra (2.8 lakh) and UP (2.7 lakh) – and seven over 1 lakh – Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
The pen and paper test will be held in 4,075 centers across India, not including the 22 centers in Manipur. Maharashtra (582) has the largest number of centres, followed by Uttar Pradesh (451) and Rajasthan (343).
As instructed, NTA has asked candidates to reach the centers strictly within the times indicated in the ‘admission card’ and that no candidate will be able to enter the center after the gates close, nor will they be able to leave the exam room before the end of the test.
Furthermore, no candidate will be permitted entry without an entry card, valid ID and a proper body search. According to the protocol, “searches using portable metal detectors will be carried out without physical contact”.
Inside the centre, candidates will only be able to bring a personal transparent bottle of water and 50 ml of hand sanitizer while no electronic devices will be allowed. The NTA has stated that there will be no secure storage facility for personal belongings at the centres.
NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to MBBS, BDS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) Nursing.


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