NEET 2018: The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical programmes will be held on May 6, 2018. After speculations over syllabus and eligibility criteria, CBSE has issued a notification on February 8 evening. The last date to submit the application form along with fees is March 9.
NEET 2018: Medical aspirants ineligible to apply
— NIOS students: All those candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as the private candidate shall not be eligible to appear for NEET UG.
— Study of biology/ bio-technology as an additional subject at 10+2 level also shall not permissible.
— Students who are above 25 years cannot sit for the exam.
— One has to register using their Aadhaar card. In case a candidate has not applied yet, they should apply and register using Aadhaar enrollment number.
— Those who are appearing for class 12 exams this year and if they fail to qualify it with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of counselling will not get admission.
Application process begins: February 8
Fee payment begins: February 9
Fee payment ends: March 10 (11:50 pm)
Last date to submit forms: March 9
Correction in application form: March 12 to 16
Admit card display: April second week
Exam date: May 6
Display of OMR sheet and answer keys: Dates not announced yet
Result declaration: June 5
The age criteria has made students unhappy and many have took to Twitter to show their anger.
NEET 2018 exam pattern
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. Question papers can be obtained in the following languages — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.