NEET 2018 notification: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to release the NEET UG 2018 notification in the last week of January at cbseneet.nic.in. In 2017, the exam was conducted on Sunday, May 7 and therefore, this year too, NEET is likely to be held in the first week of May.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is held for admission in MBBS seats in medical colleges across India. Only AIIMS and JIPMER conducts their own exam. NEET was made mandatory from 2016.
Since last year, CBSE made Aadhaar card mandatory for registration. However, this is not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. For NRIs, passport number is required for the same.
Last year, the government introduced two criteria. One was limiting the candidate’s attempt to three. Therefore, students who have already sat for NEET 2017 have two more chances. CBSE had also introduced maximum age limit to 25 years. After students protest and several petitions, the Supreme Court had ruled against the notice. However, for 2018, there are no updates on whether CBSE will bring back this criterion.
The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.