CBSE conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate medical and dental programmes across the country. The NEET-2018 will be conducted in the month of May. CBSE has not yet released the notification for NEET 2018 that is expected to be released in January 2018. CBSE is expected to finalize the NEET 2018 notification and dates after finalizing the registrations for JEE main and class 10th & 12th examinations. Here are some important frequently asked questions that every NEET aspirant needs to know.
Application Process for NEET 2018
Medical Aspirants can apply for NEET 2018 by visiting the official website cbseneet.nic.in. CBSE accepts only the online applications and do not entertain pen and paper-based applications. Applicants will need to fill in the required details, upload the photograph, signature, index finger impression and pay the application fee for NEET. All the candidates must have an Aadhar card to apply for NEET as CBSE has made it mandatory for all the exams including JEE main 2018.
Number of attempts permissible for NEET
As per the notification for NEET 2017, a candidate will be allowed to appear only three times for the medical entrance considering NEET 2017 as the first attempt. CBSE is expected to stay with the rule for NEET 2018 as well which means that every candidate can appear three times for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
NEET 2018 Date
CBSE has not yet released the NEET 2018 dates. The official notification is expected to be released in the month of January. As per the previous year dates, experts say that NEET-2018 may be conducted on the first Sunday of May 2018. However, the actual dates will be released in the notification in January 2018.
Exam Pattern for NEET 2018
CBSE will conduct the NEET examination in pen and paper mode. As per the previous year pattern, NEET 2018 will be of objective type comprising 180 multiple choice questions. There will be 45 questions in Physics, 45 in chemistry and 90 in Biology paper. The duration of the exam would be 180 minutes. Four marks would be awarded to each correct answer and one mark would be deducted for every wrong answer. Last year NEET was conducted in 8 regional languages English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Oriya, Telugu, and Kannada. This year Urdu may be included as a language for NEET.
Would class 12 marks be considered for NEET 2018 rank?
Candidates should have scored 50 percent marks in class 12 exams as well as in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects individually. Candidates should have passed the English language as a subject in class 12th. The admissions for medical seats would be done purely on the basis of merit in NEET 2018.
Age limit for NEET 2018
There was an upper age limit for NEET 2017. However, the age limit was later on removed by the Supreme Court. It is not yet clear whether the Supreme Court verdict on age limit will extend to NEET-2018 or not. Candidates are advised to check the age limit in the eligibility criteria for NEET 2018.