NEET-II 2016: More than 4.5 lakh candidates appear for the examination

The phase II examination of CBSE NEET was held on July 24, 2016. More than 4.7 lakh candidates appeared for the examination at different centres across the country.


NEET-II was held across the country for admissions into MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

In a development on July 19, 2016, the Centre passed an ordinance with the signature of the President of India after several hours of deliberation on the reason for introducing an ordinance that exempts States and their private medical institutes from the ambit of NEET.

The Phase 1 of the examination was held in between a lot of doubts when the NEET issue was under consideration of the Supreme Court. When the issue was finally decided upon, the Supreme court allowed NEET-1 candidates another chance to appear for NEET-2.

This was done considering the uncertainty of the exam and for those students who were not able to attend the NEET-1 exam owing to the uncertainty. However, the decision was taken in such a way that students who will want to apply for NEET-2 will have to surrender the score of NEET-1.

NEET-II 2016: More than 4.5 lakh candidates appear

More about NEET-II:

This year the state boards are exempted from considering NEET as the entrance exam for admissions into medical colleges. About 16 states have chosen to follow the State board examinations and 15 states have adopted for NEET.

Entrance examination for all the medical courses at the undergraduate level will be conducted by CBSE and at the postgraduate course will be held by National board of examination.

With ongoing unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the state government of Kashmir has recently established special facilitation centres for candidates of Kashmir for proper conduct of the examination.

Exam pattern of NEET-II

  • The examiantion was conducted in English, Hindi and other languages.
  • The paper contains 180 objective type questions
  • Questions will be from physics, chemistry, and biology subjects.
  • The test was conducted for a duration of 3 hours.

Important note:

  • The final results for NEET will be released on August 17, 2016
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