NEET 2017: CBSE extends last date to choose exam centres to 31st March – It has come with a good news for the aspirants appearing for the NEET 2017 examination, where the Central Board of Secondary Education, has recently announced that the last date to choose a centre for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 has been extended till 31st March 2017. Also, the NEET examination which is scheduled to be held on 7th May 2017, will now have the exam centres across Nanded in Maharashtra State as well. This is in addition to the 23 cities that were added recently which brings the number of NEET exam centres to 104.
Earlier, the candidates who wish to revise their examination centres were granted a window from 24-27 March.
CBSE revealed in a statement that “Date of revising the options for centre cities has been extended till 31 March 2017. Nanded (Maharashtra) has also been added in the existing list of the examination cities,”. According to the CBSE, this year a record of 11,35,104 candidates have registered for the exam , which is 41.42% more than that of the previous year’s numbers. Last year, around 8,02, 594 aspirants had registered for the NEET examination.
With the increase in the number of centres, the NEET and the JEE (Main ) exams now have an equivalent number of cities as centres with the HRD Ministry earlier this week directing CBSE to have 23 more centres.
CBSE in a press release said “The list of cities of examination stand modified accordingly. Other provisions and rules contained in the Information Bulletin for NEET-2017 will remain unchanged,”. Also, candidates can log on to the official NEET website and change their choice for exam centres accordingly.
This year , NEET examination has witnessed lot of changes including the addition and removal of the number of attempts limit, the changes in age cap and also the addition of 10 languages- Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil , Kannada and Odia in which the examination will be conducted.