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Putting all the speculation to rest, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the NEET 2018 exam date. Maintaining the tradition, the Board will conduct National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam on the first Sunday of May, i.e. May 06, 2018. The notification and application form for NEET UG 2018 is expected to be available by the end of January.
Recently, CBSE also confirmed that the syllabus for NEET 2018 will be same as last year. The students and parents across the nation went into a state of frenzy after the news of the change in syllabus hit the nation. CBSE was quick to respond and settle all the issue by providing the clarification.
To apply for NEET 2018, the candidates need to submit valid basic details in the such as personal details, educational qualification details, communication and other necessary information. Just like last year, Aadhaar card will also be required to apply. The candidates belonging to J&K, Assam, and Meghalaya, will be exempted from Aadhaar criteria as they can apply on the basis of Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any Other Identity Card issued by Government, etc.
A rise in application fee is expected this year, due to GST introduction. Last time, the amount of fee was Rs. 1400 for General/ OBC category candidates and Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates. The mode to pay the fee amount will be online, via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.
NEET 2018 will be an offline examination which will be conducted inThe exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada languages. There will be 180 questions in the exam from chemistry, physics, zoology, and botany. The total marks in the exam will be 720.
For NEET 2018 those candidates can apply who have either passed class 12 or equivalent exam or are in the final year. The subjects in 10+2 should be Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English. Moreover, they must have obtained a minimum of 50 percent marks, taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology at the qualifying examination.
The students are more concern over the age limit and number of attempts. Last year, there was the upper age limit of 25 years but was eventually removed. The maximum number of attempts to appear for NEET was three. Among all the assumptions about the exam, one is that from this year onwards the age limit criterion and the number of attempts will be canceled. If it is true or not can only be confirmed once the official notification for NEET 2018 is released.
The CBSE is responsible for only conducting the entrance examination, declaring the result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India. Further, the DGHS will conduct counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats. The CBSE also provides the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. The result for NEET 2018 will be announced by June 01, 2018.
So, now the exam date has been announced, the students can gear up their preparation for the exam. NEET is also referred to as National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination, is conducted by CBSE for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India. However, there are some other Colleges/ Institute which do not come under NEET and conducts their own entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. These institutes are AIIMS and JIPMER.