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SC rejects students' plea seeking age relaxation for NEET 2018

Friday February 23, 2018 5:51 PM, News Network

SC order on NEET Age Limit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Friday dismissed a petition filed by a group of students who sought relaxation of age to appear in National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018. The CBSE NEET (UG) 2018, conducted for admission to various medical courses, will be held on Sunday May 06, 2018.

The Supreme Court had in the last year cancelled the NEET upper age limit asserting that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) could not have fixed the age limit by way of notice on the Medical Council of India (MCI) instructions. The students said if the SC can allow age relaxation in 2017 why not this year?

The students had sought the Supreme Court's direction to appear in National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 examination. The court however dismissed their petition.

NEET 2018 Age Limit

The minimum age for candidates applying for the NEET-UG is 17 years. This is applicable for All India Quota Seats as well as State Quota Seats. The upper age limit is 25 years. There is relaxation of 5 years for SC, ST and OBC candidates.

NEET 2018 Age Limit

NEET 2018 Schedule and Fees

NEET 2018 Schedule and Fees

Educational Qualifications

General category candidates must have 50% in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and has cleared Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English separately. Adding to it there is an entrance test which needs to be passed for appearing in the NEET-UG exam. A candidate has to obtain minimum 50 percentile in the same.

Subjects and Pattern of NEET-UG Exam

The NEET-UG examination is mainly based on three subjects i.e, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. There are 180 multiple-choice questions with a time-limit of three hours. A correct answer fetches 04 marks, while a wrong answer has 1 mark deducted.

The duration of paper would be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

How to Apply for NEET 2018

Students willing to appear for NEET 2018 should go to the CBSE NEET 2018 website:, click on the link marked with "Apply Online" and follow the instruction.

The CBSE Board will conduct NEET 2018 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) for selecting students for admission into various medical and dental courses such as MBBS and BDS. NEET examination is one of the hardest examination.

For admission in medical courses, this is the only medical entrance test organized that is why a large number of students show up for this exam. It can be cracked easily by implementing the NEET 2018 Preparation Tips given in this article. With this article, we are providing you the NEET 2018 Preparation Tips which will help you to score better in this examination.

The board will conduct the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act, 1948 (also amended in 2016). From this year onwards, NEET 2018 would also be considered for admission to Ayush courses in alternative medicines.

The CBSE had in the last week denied reports of a change in the syllabus of NEET 2018.

"The Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018", the CBSE said in an official statement.

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling around 54,000 restorative seats the nation over. This examination is likewise valid for applying to private universities across the country.

The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. As per reports, NEET has been made compulsory for AYUSH courses as well. Also, students from NIOS are eligible to apply for the medical entrance exam, suggest reports.


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