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NEET 2016: Application process for Phase 2 exam commences today

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

NEET 2016: Now that NEET ordinance was approved by the Union Cabinet and signed by the President, applications for NEET II, 2016, will commence from 26 May, i.e., today.

The process of online application for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-II (NEET) for admission into medical and dental colleges will begin today.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a statement said that NEET-II will be held on July 24 this year, adding that online application could be submitted on the website .

It said that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, left out candidates who could not register or appear in NEET-I or those having the apprehension that they had not prepared well, subject to submission of an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-I, can apply in NEET-II.

President Pranab Mukherjee earlier on May 24 gave his assent to two ordinances which exempted state government medical and dental colleges from NEET.

The states now have the option of either conducting their own exam or be part of the NEET to fill 85 per cent of the Under Graduate medical and dental seats.

15 per cent of the remaining seats will be filled through NEET route by all India counselling.

First published: 26 May 2016, 9:01 IST