NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Exam seats in Maharashtra might be increased due to the reports that the test would be conducted only through six centers viz. Aurangabad, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, and Mumbai. Around 2.5 lakh students are expected to attend the exam as NEET has replaced Maharashtra state’s common entrance test from this year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) allocates centers for the exam. As per the statement of the Director of the Directorate of the Medical Education and Research (DMER), the main reason behind having very few centers was to ensure that no paper leaks should happen along with a reduction in cheating cases. The director was stating that the number of centers for this national level test has increased in the past few years. For instance, for the All India Pre-Medical Test which was replaced by NEET there were only two exam centres allotted for the state and in a case of the previous year, the CBSE had allocated four centres for the state.
NEET-UG (Undergraduate) is an entrance exam held in the country for providing admissions to students aspiring for medical courses at the graduate level like BDS/MBBS in private or government medical colleges in the country. The exam is held by the CBSE and was conducted initially on May 5th, 2013. For every wrong answer, one mark would be deducted per question and four marks would be awarded for each correct answer.