The most stressful period for students and parents is when student completes plus two and puzzled about the next step for choosing their career. And this period requires a lot of research on the courses available, their eligibility criteria and of course, a lot of hard work to quality in these competitive examinations. Admission into MBBS is a dream for many, but every year we go through a lot of changes in the admission criteria making things even more complicated. We would be briefing about a new change in MBBS admission criteria starting from 2018.
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance examination in India, for admission to medical courses like MBBS and BDS. From this year onwards Central Government of India has made it mandatory for the students to qualify NEET in order to take admission in India and Abroad too. NEET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
From the past years Indian students preferred to study MBBS in many different countries. But this is the first time Govt. has come up with a new rule that all students who wish to study abroad should qualify the NEET test, but earlier that was only for the students who wish to study in India. NEET exam is offered only once in a year.
Candidate who have passed Grade 12 from open schools or as private candidates are not eligible to apply for NEET 2018. However, NRI’s, OCI’s, PIO’s and foreign nationals are eligible to appear NEET exam 2018.
NEET 2018 will be held on May 6, 2018. Applications for NEET 2018 are available online from February 8, 2018 till March 9, 2018. To apply for the NEET exam candidate shall fill the application form online only. Online correction of data in application form can be done from March 12, 2018 till March 16, 2018.
Adhar card is necessary while applying for NEET, the scanned image of signature and photograph should be uploaded with the application form. Non resident Indians need to submit an Adhar or passport while applying online. Candidates who are in the age group of 17 to 25 are eligible for the exam but for SC, ST and OBC candidates have five year age relaxation.
The candidate can pay the fees from February 8, 2018 to Mrach 10, 2018. The fees payable for the exam is Rs 1400/- for both general and for OBC candidates, Rs 750/- for SC, ST and PH candidates. Fees can be remitted by Credit card, Debit card, Net banking, UPI, E wallet of Common Service Centre and other service providers. After online application computer will generate a confirmation page and self declaration of the candidate. Multiple applications of the same candidates will be rejected.
The ways of applying online for NEET are,
1.Candidate can apply via www.cbseneet.nic.in/ After reading the instructions carefully candidates can fill the application form. Note down the register number too.
2.Upload the scanned copy of the signature and photograph.
3.Payment can be done after the second step.
4.Finally take a print out of the confirmation page after successful remittance of fee.
Candidates must make sure the mobile numbers, e-mail id filled in online while applying. The board will make communication by SMs or/and e-mail only. Candidate can download the admit card from the website but allotment of centre made by computer only. Candidates can download the results, marks cum rank sheet from the same website.
NEET will be held in a single stage and would be objective type test. NEET shall consist of 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of paper will be 03 hours ie from 10.00am to 1.00 pm. The marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 45% instead of 50% for General category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
We will update on the NEET cut off marks, eligibility criteria and recent statistics in our next article. Follow us for frequent updates!