The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on May 10, 2018. However, an official update from the board is awaited in this regard.
NEET 2017 was held on May 7 in 10 languages at 1921 exam centres in 103 cities. Further, a total of 11,38,890 students registered for the NEET 2017 including 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners.
Further, the NEET 2018 online application process will begin from January, 2018. As reported by TOI, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to come out with its online application process in January.
Candidate aged above 25 years can now appear for exam:
Moreover, the Supreme Court has allowed candidates above 25 years to appear for NEET examination.
NEET Education qualification required:
The minimum qualification should be 12th (Senior Secondary) pass from the state board or from the recognized University. The subject in Class 12 must be Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English.
Students must have secured minimum 50 per cent marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45 per cent (for general PH) and 40per cent (for SC/ST/OBC categories).
Click here: NEET Eligibility Criteria
NEET Paper pattern:
With no major change announced in the paper pattern, it is expected that the exam will consist of 180 objective type questions Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the test would be of three hours.
Click here: NEET Exam Pattern
Recent change announced in NEET:
The NEET-UG will be conducted in six additional languages from the commencing academic session 2017-18, said a statement released by the Union Health Ministry
The six languages in which the exams will be conducted are Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil, apart from the conventional English and Hindi
NEET question paper will be same for all states:
With a lot of controversies and protests across India over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 question paper this year, the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has said vernacular question papers for the NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English.
For detailed information on NEET 2018 Syllabus
About NEET exam:
CBSE conducts the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act 1948 (also amended in 2016).
The examination is held for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the ministry of health and family welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Pondicherry.