NEET will be conducted in three more cities in Tamil Nadu, as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to include 23 extra cities across India, which will host the examination.
The three new cities that were added are Namakkal, Tirunelveli and Vellore. These are in addition to Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tiruchy.
As against 8,02,594 registered candidates last year, 11,35,104 candidates have registered for NEET-2017, according to a CBSE release.
Candidates can choose the city of examination from March 24 to March 27. They can log on to the NEET website -http://cbseneet.nic.in for revising their option of cities chosen earlier.
Meanwhile, making a fresh attempt to convince the Centre to grant assent to Tamil Nadu’s Bills to conduct medical admissions on the basis of the Plus Two scores of aspirants, State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar and Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan met Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi on Friday.
The meeting came even as the CBSE issued a circular announcing three more NEET centres in the State —Namakkal, Tirunelveli and Vellore — thereby raising apprehensions that Tamil Nadu may not be exempted from admitting medical aspirants solely on the basis of their NEET scores.