New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to release the notification of the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 on its official website any moment.
Media reports quoting unnamed sources had earlier claimed that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will released the NEET 2018 notification latest by Wednesday January 31, 2018. It however could not be released till now.
Though the CBSE has so far not issued any statement explaining why the NEET 2018 notification release is delayed and by when it will be out, some media reports are claiming that it can be released today i.e. February 06, 2018 or maximum by the end of this week.
Students planning to appear for NEET 2018 should note that online application for NEET 2018 - the medical entrance exam for admission to various courses, will begin with the release of the notification.
It is believed that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 for admission to all medical colleges in the country on Sunday May 06.
Last year the exam was held on May 07, 2017.
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.
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.
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 4 marks, while a wrong answer has 1 mark deducted.
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.
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