NEET 2018 notification: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the notification for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2018. The exam was conducted on Sunday, May 6 and the last date to submit the application form is March 7. NEET UG is conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of the Medical Council of India/ Dental Council of India. As per the official website, there is no cap for the number of attempts.
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.
There were speculations that state curriculum might be included in the syllabus. However, CBSE in a note clarified that the syllabus of NEET (UG) 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET (UG) 2017.