NEET 2018 is going to be conducted on May 6, 2018 and the online applications will be open until March 9, 2018.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the most significant medical entrance exam –National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) – on May 6, 2018. The online applications for the same will be open until March 9, 2018, 11:50 PM. Medical aspirants across the globe can apply for NEET 2018 on or before March 9. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the most significant medical entrance exam –National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) – on May 6, 2018. The online applications for the same will be open until March 9, 2018, 11:50 PM. Medical aspirants across the globe can apply for NEET 2018 on or before March 9. However, the NEET 2018 exam authority bars private candidates and those students who have completed their 10+2 from any Open School to apply for the examination.
As per the official statement released by the CBSE, “Candidates who passed 10+2 from open schools, or as private candidates, will not be eligible to appear for NEET. Those who took Biology/ Biotechnology as an additional subject at the 10+2 level will not be permitted either”.
The Medical Council of India (MCI), the statutory body for controlling medical education in India, exempts private candidates from taking the NEET 2018 this year as the council believes open school candidates cannot be scaled equally as regular students who are taking practical examinations in Science stream.
Eligible candidates, except those from Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu & Kashmir, are required to authenticate their Aadhaar number during the NEET 2018 registration. In case the student’s Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender does not match, s/he will not be able to fill up the NEET 2018 Application Form.
The basic eligibility criteria for NEET 2018 include students to complete 17 years of age either at the time of the admission or on or before December 31, 2018. The maximum age limit is 25 years with a relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to SC/ ST and OBC categories. Students with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English can apply for NEET 2018, however, for SC/ ST and OBC, this percentage requirement reduces to 40%.
Moreover, students aspiring to pursue MBBS/ BDS programs in foreign universities are required to take the NEET exam first to be eligible for the course. However, the council has not stated the names of such countries or medical colleges for which students need to appear for NEET exam.
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