The first-ever National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS course will be held on Sunday, with nearly 70,000 candidates from the State trying their luck.

Nearly 7.5 lakh have applied across the country.

Most students from the State will also write EAMCET as there is no clarity whether medical admissions will be based on NEET or EAMCET in the State.

The State Government has already challenged NEET, and the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict soon. EAMCET results will be released only after the Supreme Court gives its nod. Meanwhile, candidates have to write both EAMCET and NEET to keep their chances alive.

The test will be held in Hyderabad, Nellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates have to report by 9.15 a.m.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is conducting the test on behalf of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has decided to videograph all candidates appearing for the exam.

Candidates also have to carry their postcard size photograph.

The exam consists of 180 objective type questions, which have to be answered on specially designed machine-gradable sheet using blue or black ball point pen only.

While there will be 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry, Biology paper will have 90 questions.

Each correct answer will fetch four marks, while one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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