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NEET admit cards will to be issued on Saturday

education Updated: Apr 24, 2017 10:27 IST

Putting an end to anxiety among medical aspirants across the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said students can avail their admit cards on April 22 for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

“In view of the orders of the Supreme Court to accept the applications of candidates beyond 25 years of age, admit cards will now be available on April 22,” read a message on the board’s website. The results of NEET will be applicable for admissions to medical and dental seats across the country and other health science courses in Maharashtra.

Originally these admit cards were to be released by April 15 and since the board maintained silence about the delay, students as well as parents got worried. “Any changes introduced to the schedule must be intimated to the applicants so that they don’t end up struggling due to lack of information. With the exam barely three weeks away, children were getting worked up about their admit cards,” said Aarti Gandhi, parents of one of the NEET applicants.

NEET 2017 will be held across 103 cities across the country, including 11 in Maharashtra itself, on May 7.

Meanwhile, the Bombay high court on Tuesday will hear a petition filed by state-based deemed medical and private institutes seeking exemption from state conducted common admissions.

First Published: Apr 24, 2017 10:27 IST