NEET 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education will hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG) 2018 today. This year, 13,26,725 candidates have registered for the examination, according to NEET website. In Karnataka, 96,377 will be writing the test in 187 centres across Bengaluru, Belagavi, Davangere, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, and Udupi.
The test will allow medical seat aspirants to get a seat in Medical/Dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India. The CBSE has issued strict guidelines and dos and don'ts for those appearing for the test. Candidates have been asked not to carry stationery items like bits of paper, geometry box, pencil box, plastic pouch, pen scale, writing pad, eraser, mobile phone, blue tooth inside the examination hall.
A strict dress code, banning wallets, goggles, handbags, belt, cap and ornaments, pendants, badge and brooch, shoes and heels has also been imposed. Over 1.20 lakh students from Kerala will appear for tomorrow's National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), being conducted by the CBSE for medical and dental courses.
About 1,20,792 candidates will appear for the test from the state in 226 centres spread across thedistricts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur. In Thiruvananthapuram, 24,000 students would appear for the test in 34 centres, an official press release said. The government has put in place all steps to ensure that candidates are able to appear for the test without any hassles, it said.
Students from neighbouring Tamil Nadu have already started arriving for the test. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also directed all District Collectors and district police chiefs to arrange help desks at major railway and bus stations in the state to provide necessary help to candidates appearing for the NEET. NEET 2018 is being held in 11 languages including Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. There are 2,255 examination centres across 136 cities for the NEET 2018.