Examination date for NEET to be re-scheduled: CBSE

Jammu, May 15: The examination date for NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) may get re-scheduled by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The NEET 2016 phase two exam, which was scheduled to be conducted on July 24, will now be held some day later.

According to careers360 reports, the CBSE may change the proposed date due to large scale logistic arrangements required to accommodate six to eight lakh candidates who are likely to appear for the entrance exam.

On May 9, the final order of the Supreme Court came out, according to which, it allowed the examination authority to make changes in the proposed exam date for conducting NEET phase 2.

Important dates for NEET:

July 24: Second phase of NEET

August 17: Final result of students’ shortlisted for medical courses (All India Pre- Medical/Dental Entrance Test)

September 30: Last date to complete procedures for entrance in medical colleges

CBSE, who will conduct the exam, will declare the combined result of both NEET stage 1 and 2 on August 17. The online counselling for allotment of MBBS and BDS seats under 15 percent all-India seats will be done from August 17 to September 30.

AIPMT 2016, which was conducted on May 1, will be treated as NEET 2016 phase 1 as per the NEET 2016 schedule. All those candidates irrespective of their appearance in NEET 2016 Phase1/AIPMT 2016, may appear for the second stage of NEET. Over six lakh students had appeared for the phase one examination. A court-appointed panel, headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, will monitor the conduction of NEET.

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