Updated: May 6, 2016 6:20:49 am
EVEN AS the Supreme Court is set to hear the state’s review petition challenging the National Eligibility Entrance Exam (NEET) on Friday, the state common entrance test (MHT-CET) went smoothly on Thursday, Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education (DMER) told The Indian Express.
Out of 4.09 lakh students, who had applied for the MHT-CET exam for admission to medical and professional courses, a total of 2.8 per cent (11,509 students) remained absent.
On Thursday, across the state 3.9 lakh students appeared for the test, Shingare added. In Pune, a total of 1,392 students out of the registered 44,306 candidates did not appear for the exam, N Kukade, district liaison officer for MHT-CET 2016 said.
In the Vidarbha region, out of 83,400 candidates who had registered for the exam, 3,129 did not take the test, while in Marathwada 1,370 students out of the registered 69,397 did not appear for the exam.
In the rest of Maharashtra a total of 7,019 students remained absent and a total of 2.4 lakh appeared, Shingare added.
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