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Odishatv Bureau

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the postponement demand, a record number of students appeared for the NEET UG 2021 exam on Sunday. 

Out of the record 16.14 lakh candidates registered for the NEET, over 95 per cent candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam at over 3,800 centres across the country yesterday, PTI reported quoting a senior official.

The exam was conducted in 13 languages this year conducted in 13 languages with Malayalam and Punjabi as new additions. In a first, the exam was also held at a centre each in Dubai and Kuwait.

The NEET exam is conducted for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved medical, dental, AYUSH and other institutions.

On the other hand, a Bill seeking the withdrawal of NEET for Tamil Nadu Chief was tabled in the State Assembly on Monday. A similar bill was earlier also passed by the Assembly however, it did not get the President's assent.

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to examine pleas challenging the Centre's decision to implement 10 per cent quota for economically weaker section (EWS) category and 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the NEET admissions for medical courses.

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