The Central Board Of Secondary Education, CBSE, issued a notification for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018). NEET is conducted for entrance to MBBS or BDS courses throughout India. The Exam will be on Sunday May 6, 2018 and the last date to submit application is Mar 7 2018.
Educational qualification: Aspirants should have passed class 12 or equivalent exam with physics, chemistry, biology/bio-technology and English individually. Moreover, they must have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/bio-technology at the qualifying examination.
Age limit: Just like in the previous year, the Medical Council of India has kept the criteria same. The candidate’s age has to be over 17 years and less than or 25 years. There is five years relaxation for SC/ ST/ OBC category students. There have been massive protests by the medical aspirants regarding this criteria last year, however, the exam authority has not revised it.
NEET 2018 languages
The exam will be conducted in 11 languages — Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
There will be one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with a single correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology). The duration of paper would be three hours from 10 am to 1 pm.
Since last year, CBSE made Aadhaar card mandatory for registration. This is, however, not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. For NRIs, passport number is required for the same.
Classification of seats
— All India Quota Seats
— State Government Quota Seats
— State/Management/NRI quota seats in private medical/dental colleges or any private/deemed university central pool quota seats.
NEET 2018 application form fees for general category and OBC is Rs 1500 while for reserved category students have to pay Rs 750.