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NEET concludes smoothly amid tight security checks

More than 1.33 million students wrote the test in the country, seeking admissions to about 66,000 seats in medical and dental colleges.

jaipur Updated: May 06, 2018 21:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Kota
NEET aspirants come out of the exam centre in Kota on Sunday.
NEET aspirants come out of the exam centre in Kota on Sunday. (A.H ZAIDI/HT PHOTO)
         

Thousands of Rajasthan students appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) that was conducted at centres across the state on Sunday.

More than 1.33 million students wrote the test in the country, seeking admissions to about 66,000 seats in medical and dental colleges, said officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which organises and conducts the examination.

More than 50,000 students appeared for the test at 73 centres in Jaipur. The country’s coaching capital Kota had 20 centres where more than 10,000 students took the examination, held from 10 am to 1 pm.

A senior CBSE official said the exam concluded smoothly with no glitches reported from any place.

Kota CBSE coordinator Pradeep Singh Gaur said the examination was conducted under the supervision of 33 observers and 9 members of the CBSE’s vigilance team. Frisking of the aspirants was done through metal detectors.

Students gave a mixed response to the paper’s difficulty level. NEET aspirant Shivangi Kumari (17), said physics part was tougher than chemistry and biology parts. She, however, said the questions were mostly based on the NCERT syllabus.

Another aspirant, Harshita Sharma (17), agreed that physics section was lengthier and tougher than chemistry and biology sections.

Palak Patel (17) said inorganic chemistry had more compound questions. Namita Bhoi (17) said, “Physics had more questions based on Modern Physics; organic chemistry had more questions based on mechanism, and inorganic chemistry had questions based on periodic table, chemical bonding and other topics.”

Another aspirant, Priyanka Roy (17), said “The paper was moderate and not very tough, so the cut-off of NEET is likely to remain high.”

The NEET paper carried maximum 720 marks -- biology 360, and chemistry and physics 180 each.