NEET 2018 Notification Out: Registrations to begin from January
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 online application process will begin from January, 2018.
As reported by TOI, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to come out with its online application process in January.
Further, the admit cards for the same can be downloaded from the first week of April 2018, and the examination will be held in second week of May 2018.
Meanwhile, the NEET 2017 was held on May 10 in 11 languages at 1921 exam centres in 103 cities. Further, a total of 11,38,890 students registered for the NEET 2017 including 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners.
Urdu to be 11th NEET Exam Language in 2018-19 Session
Here comes good news for all the NEET candidates! As per the recent buzz, Urdu language is going to be added into NEET 2018 exam as the 11th Exam language. Urdu is the sixth most spoken language in India and hence, including it to NEET Exam is a welcoming decision.
It is noteworthy that NEET Exam is already conducted in 10 vernacular languages namely English, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, and Oriya. In NEET Exam 2018-19, candidates can choose Urdu in NEET Online Form, after which they’ll appear in the exam in their desired language.
Due to the translation errors that occur, the paper in English is considered final and correct. The exclusion of the Urdu was presented with some solid facts in the SC by SIO.
In response to the plea of Student Islamic Organisation, Supreme Court intervened into the matter and has instructed the concerned authorities to make necessary arrangements to include Urdu in 2018-19 Session.
See the timeline of the events that took place:
- SIO filed the plea in March 2017. The SC heard the plea on March 3, 2017 and issued notice to seek response of Medical Council India and Centre.
- On March 10, 2017, centre submitted its positive response to include Urdu.
- On March 24, 2017, the advocate of SIO urged to include Urdu language in NEET 2017. However, due to the lack of time the idea could not be accepted.
- Telangana and Maharashtra states acquainted Urdu’s inclusion in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test.
In the meeting of states for the Medical entrance exam, no state ministers represented the idea of conducting the exam and hence, the notification was made public after which the series of incidents took place.
Stats about Urdu Language in Academics:
In India, promotion of Urdu has received due attention along with 21 other languages in the Constitute of India. Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language that is included in the eighth schedule. The major Urdu speaking states are Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujrat and Maharashtra.
Nearly 80 per cent of Urdu Medium students are from Maharashtra, Bihar, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The NCERT Books are available in Urdu language for 11th and 12th Standards. The official website of Urdu Education Board also showcases multiple scholarships for its students.
NEET 2018 UG Application Fee:
- Candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs. 1400/- (for UR & OBC) and Rs. 750/- (for SC/ST & PH).
- The fee payment can be made via online mode (debit or credit card).
- Payment can also be done through the e-challan of Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank.
NEET UG 2018 Paper Pattern:
With no major change announced in the paper pattern, it is expected that the exam will consist of 180 objective type questions Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the test would be of three hours.
Recent change announced in NEET:
- The NEET-UG will be conducted in six additional languages from the commencing academic session 2017-18, a statement released by the Union Health Ministry
- The nine languages in which the exams will be conducted are Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil, apart from conventional English, Hindi and Urdu.
Aadhaar now must for NEET-PG and NEET-MDS 2018: National Board of Examinations
Through a recent public notice, the National Board of Examinations, the examination body in-charge for conducting NEET-PG 2018 and NEET- MDS 2018 has announced the Requirement of Aadhaar number for NEET-PG and NEET-MDS 2018.
The notice clearly states
1) National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-PG (NEET-PG) 2018 & National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test MDS (NEET-MDS) 2018 shall be conducted by National Board of Examination.2) As a measure to enhance
2) As a measure to enhance security of examinations, NBE has decided to collect Aadhaar Number from all applicant candidates in NEET-PG 2018 & NEET-MDS 2018 and hereby notifies the following:
a) Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall provide Aadhaar number during online registration for NEET-PG 2018 & NEET-MDS 2018 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
b) Candidates, who have not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to apply for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrollment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
c) Candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar should enter his /her 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of online registration for NEET-PG 2018 & NEET-MDS 2018.
3) The above provisions shall be applicable for all candidates except for candidates who are domicile of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya. However, candidates with domicile from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya are required to provide their Aadhaar if they had been issued Aadhaar card.
4) The candidates who are domicile of the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya (if not having Aadhaar Card) need to enter the Passport Number/PAN Number/Driving Licence/Voter ID.
Attached is the notification below –
NEET 2018 to be held on May 10
Students can check here the exam dates of NEET 2018 entrance exam:
|Application form release||January 2018|
|Last date for filling the application||4th week of January 2018|
|Last date to submit the application fee||Last week of January 2018|
|Release of admit card||1st week of April 2018|
|Exam date||10th May 2018|
|Result announcement||1st week of June 2018|
|Counselling starts||After result declaration|
The age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) 2018 is as follows:
For candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 06.05.1994 and 01.01.2002, 25 years as on December 31, 2018.
For candidates of SC/ST/OBC category born on or between 06.05.1989 and 01.01.2002, maximum of 30 years as on December 31, 2018.
How to calculate your age for application:
You can calculate your age through online AGE CALCULATOR for NEET 2018. The age calculator gives your age as per your DOB and the date on which you want to calculate. Set the date December 31, 2018 for the date you want to calculate the age.
Maximum attempts for applying:
Maximum of three attempts will be counted from NEET 2017 entrance test. If the student has appeared in NEET 2017 then his/her attempt is counted as one, prior to NEET 2017 entrance test attempts are not counted.
Nationality criteria required:
- NRI/ Foreign Students: A student from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2018
- Indian National: All the Indian Nationals are eligible to appear for NEET-UG 2018
Education qualification required:
The minimum qualification should be 12th (Senior Secondary) pass from the state board or from the recognized University. The subject in Class 12 must be Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English.
Students must have secured minimum 50 per cent marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45 per cent (for general PH) and 40per cent (for SC/ST/OBC categories).
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.
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