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NEET 2018: Over 13 lakh students to appear exam today

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: More than 13 lakh students including around 40,000 students from Odisha will appear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) today.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting the examination at 2255 centres in 136 cities across the country.

As per reports, the students entered the exam centres by 7 AM while the verification of the admit cards will be conducted between 7.30 AM to 9.40 AM.

The question papers will be distributed at 9.45 AM while the exam will begin exactly at 10 AM and conclude at 1 PM.

NEET, which is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India, consists of one paper in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada containing 180 objective type questions (four options with a single correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology).

The CBSE has asked the students to carry admit cards only and avoid taking any stationery items like textual material, electronic gadgets, pen, scale, writing pad and pen.

This apart, the students have been asked to wear light clothes with half sleeves. While the male candidates have been instructed to avoid dresses with big pockets, elaborate embroidery, the female candidates have been directed to avoid clothes which have embroidery, flowers, brooches and buttons. Salwars and trousers have been allowed for the female examinees.

Besides, the CBSE has asked the candidates to wear either slippers or sandals only. Jewellery or any kind of metallic items also have been forbidden.

As per schedule, the results of the entrance test will be declared on June 5.

NEET is the one stop gateway to prestigious medical colleges in the country. Students can opt for courses like Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) etc after NEET examination.