The first common Medical entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2013) for Undergraduate medical courses admissions across the country went off smoothly on Sunday. No errors reported.
Around 7.5 lakh candidates appeared NEET UG 2013 test in 81 cities across India.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted the NEET UG 2013 across the country on May 05, 2013.
CBSE Chairperson, Vineet Joshi said, "There were no reports of anything untoward,". Which conducted the exam this year. The three hour, 720 marks exam was held in pep-paper format.
Except Karnataka, NEET held smoothly all over India. NEET UG postponed in Karnataka due to Assembly elections.
Maximum number of students applied from Maharashtra (1.15 lakh). 88,500 applied from Uttar Pradesh, 71,000 from Kerala.
A total of 31,000 seats are available in 271 medical colleges across the country.
However, students said physics was tougher than the chemistry and biology sections. "It was slightly tougher than the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) last year," said Aakash Chaudhry, director of Aakash Educational Services Limited, a coaching centre. The NEET replaced the AIPMT.
In Nagpur, 19,630 students will appear for NEET UG. Over 3,000 students in Nagpur forget to bring the mandatory photos for the exam.
Annapoorni Shastri, CBSE-appointed city coordinator for NEET, said, "On an average, there were hundred students at every centre who did not bring photographs. We had hired a private photographer to take these students' pictures as we knew there would be some who won't bring it."
More than 13,600 students appeared NEET UG test in Chandigarh city. Around 2,500 candidates are expected to answer the test in Goa on Sunday.
In Andhra Pradesh more than 70,000 students appeared NEET UG test.