Around 11 lakh aspirants appeared for The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2017 (NEET UG 2017) for the admission to MBBS/BDS courses, at over 1,900 centres across the country on Sunday.
A total number of 11,38,890 students that appeared for the exam include 1,522 NRIs and 613 foreigners.
490 officials at centres spread across 103 cities have been appointed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the exam.
A senior board official reported, "The exam was conducted from 10 AM to 1 PM in offline mode in 10 languages at 1,921 centres in 103 cities for 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats".
"490 CBSE officials were deployed in 103 cities to personally supervise the exam. Besides city coordinators of CBSE schools, 3,500 observers were also appointed", the official said.
Earlier, CBSE used to regulate NEET for only 15 per cent all India quota seats and for the rest was conducted by states.
The test which was conducted in two phases last year, was held only on Sunday this year.
After the results declared for this single common entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India-approved colleges, the data will be passed on to Health Ministry which will coordinate the counselling with respective states for admissions.
(With inputs from PTI)