NEET 2016 Phase II conducted on July 24; over 4 lakh appear for the exam
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 Jan 2017, #NEET
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The second phase of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on July 24, 2016 for admission to undergraduate programmes in central, private, deemed and some state medical and dental colleges across the country. Around 4.7 lakh medical aspirants are appearing for the entrance examination.
Administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), NEET Phase 2 was held in the paper-pencil mode at over 50 examination centres across India and abroad.

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Careers360 covering 2016 NEET Phase 2 from different centres, brings you live updates about the exam. While the exam was to begin from 10:00 am, a number of candidates reached as early as 7:00 am at their respective test centres and began their last minute revision for the exam.

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Check below the exam day events’ timeline to get updates on the NEET Phase II 2016 exam.

1:07 pm – NEET Phase II 2016 examination ends with a good note. All the best to test-takers.

1:03 pm
 – Test-takers relate their NEET Phase II examination experience, where majority of them say that it was comparetively easier than the phase 1 paper.

Sanjita - I am so happy. The paper was too easy. Biology questions were the easiest and Physics was relatively easier than the previous exam.

Raghav - My decision about taking NEET 2016 Phase II was good. The questions from Physics and Biology were easier, however there were some difficult questions from Chemistry specially inorganic portion. Notwithstanding, my experience with NEET Phase II 2016 examination was relaxing and I hope to qualify the exam, this time.

Vidushi - Most of the questions in NEET 2016 Phase II  paper was from NCERT text-books. Since I had done preparations based on NCERT  syllabus, it wasn't tough for me.

1:00 pm – Exit gates opena s the three-hour long exam ends.

12:45 pm
 – Parents start gathering around the entry gates as the exam time about to end.

10:00 am – NEET Phase II 2016 examination begins.


9:40 am – Some late comers seen pleading for entry but it’s too late for them. They have lost their second and final chance to appear for the most coveted undergraduate medical entrance exam.


9:32 am – Some late comers given entry, though the reporting time ends.


9:30 am – As the reporting time ends, entry gates closed down with no more entries allowed.


9:00 am – Rush and chaos increase as more candidates gather around the exam centres for the entries. However, they were given entry only after proper frisking.


8:55 am – Although the same strict frisking rules were followed in NEET examination for the first phase, several parents and their wards were seen arguing with the exam centre authorities but in vain.


8:47 am – Exam centre officials begin frisking the candidates and check specific details including barred items and dress codes in the NEET examination. No candidates under any circumstances are allowed to enter the examination centres with items like wallet, goggles, handbag, hair band, belt, cap, wrist watches and even ear-rings.


8:45 am – Exam centre gates open and candidates queue-up for entry


8:35 am – As NEET phase II 2016 candidates wait for the centre gates to open, Careers360 ask some of them about their preparation level and expectations from the exam.


Rajiv – This is my third attempt after AIPMT and NEET Phase I 2016 but am confident that I’ll qualify.


Jignesh – I have come all way-long from Sonepat to appear in NEET Phase II exam. My stronger subjects are Biology and Physics, however, a bit tense for questions in Chemistry as the phase I paper was somewhat difficult.


Kritika – I am appearing for the first time in NEET, as haven’t appeared in phase I too. I am a bit tense but think that my hard work will pay off.


8:30 am – Parents were seen advising their wards last minute tips and assuring that they qualify the exam, however, the candidates look more tense.


8:21 am – As soon as the seating plan is put up, the medical exam candidates flock round the place to check their roll code and seats.


8:20 am – Exam centre authorities put up exam instruction as well as roll code and candidates’ seating plan pages outside the centres.


8:00 am – More and more aspirants start reaching the NEET Phase II 2016 exam centres.


7:30 am – NEET Phase II exam aspirants reach their respective test centres and begin pre-exam revisions as they look somewhat tense. Reporting time begins.


7:00 am – Careers360 team reaches exam centres to cover NEET Phase II exam day events.


NEET is the undergraduate medical entrance exam for admissions to approximately 30, 000 MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota,  Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.


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