New Delhi, Mar 9: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday extended the last date to apply for the NEET exam 2018. The candidates appearing for the NEET 2018 can now apply on or before March 12 to apply for the exam.

The last date to apply for NEET 2018 was March 8.

“The deadline for application has been extended to March 12, 2018, till 5.30pm. The candidates may submit online fees up to March 13 till 11.50pm,” a senior official said.

The NEET exam 2018 for admission into various medical colleges across India will be held on May 6.

The CBSE on Thursday came out with a notification, asking all open school and private candidates to submit their details to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG 2018.

The step follows Delhi High Court’s stay on debarring of all such candidates from appearing for the exam.