New Delhi, July 24 About 90 per cent of 4.75 lakh candidates who had registered for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) II exam for admission to medical and dental colleges took the test on Sunday in 56 cities across the country.
Official sources said that the exam was conducted at 739 centres in 56 cities. Strict vigil was maintained at all centres and no untoward incident was reported, the source said.
To ensure smooth and fair conduct of examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had made elaborate arrangements and besides CBSE officials, more than 2,000 observers were deputed.
All state governments supported CBSE by deputing security forces at the centres, sources said.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also expressed happiness over successful completion of the test.
The combined result of NEET-I and NEET-II will be declared by August 17.