A total of 85.6% of the nearly 16 lakh candidates who registered for the exam had appeared for test held on September 13 after being postponed twice due to the pandemic. On October 14, 290 candidates, who missed the September exam due to Covid conditions, took the test.
From this year, admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, will also be made through NEET following amendment to the National Medical Commission Act, 2019.
The test was offered in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu this year. More than 77% aspirants took the test in English, 12% in Hindi and the rest in other languages. “These tests have been held in unprecedented circumstances and NTA took the best measures possible to deliver a safe and secure exam,” said Vineet Joshi, director general, NTA.