Out of 17939 students, 16315 candidates today appeared in the pre-medical and pre-engineering Common Eligibility Test (CET) at the designated examination centres in Srinagar and Jammu
More than 10,000 candidates appeared in the Test in Kashmir Valley, which has been reeling under strike and protests in which more than 50 people have been killed.
Out of the 11,881 candidates, 10,803 appeared in the test conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) at various centers in the Valley, said an official.
The BOPEE official said 16,315 aspirants out of the total of 17,939 appeared in the CET across the state.
There were 25 centres, including 17 in Srinagar, he said.
Eight centres were in Jammu, where 5,512 candidates appeared out of a total of 6,056, he said.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited a few of the centres in Srinagar and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.
The district authorities facilitated the movement of the candidates by providing them free transport facilities from the district headquarters to the examination centres here.
Expressing satisfaction over the arrangements made by the respective District Development Commissioners, BOPEE and the Education Department for facilitating the students to appear in the test, the Chief Minister said that despite facing various hardships because of the prevailing law and order situation, the government machinery ensured almost 91% presence of students in CET. She said the government machinery played a commendable role in facilitating the presence of a large number of students in NEET conducted last week. She also hailed the commitment of the parents, who helped their wards to make it to the examination centres.