NEET 2017: Supreme Court To Hear Date Extension Plea Tomorrow
The Supreme Court of India will hear a petition tomorrow praying to postpone the date of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam which is scheduled to be conducted on May 7. The plea filed by Sankalp Charitable Trust, asked for the extension keeping in view of various reasons which includes short interval between the board exams and the NEET.
NEET 2017 Admit card
Chairman of Sankalp Charitable Trust, Dr (Major) Gulshan Garg (retd), who has petitioned the Supreme Court on the NEET extension, said that the students get only 10-15 days for preparation because of the closeness of the board exams and the common medical entrance exam. “Last year, the interval was two months”, he added.
He also said that, in previous years, before NEET, students had various medical entrance exams to choose from, but, after NEET, they are left with only one exam in national level and if they fail, the students face losing an academic year.
“CBSE notified the inclusion of AYUSH and Veterinary Sciences in the later stage of application process and the decision to include Veterinary Sciences was taken four days before ending of NEET registration date. The students interested in these courses couldn’t apply so soon”, said Pradeep Chaudhary, a NEET aspirant. He is also part of Facebook group, “NEET-UG 2017 Date Extension Supporters”.
Include Urdu for NEET 2018-19 exam: Supreme Court to Centre
The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to include Urdu as a language for the 2018-19 session of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the common test for admission into medical courses. It, however, means the NEET this year will not be conducted in Urdu.
The Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) had moved the apex court demanding Urdu be made a medium of the exam, just as NEET is conducted in ten other languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
“As the language is associated with Muslim religion, the government functionaries are prejudiced and biased and have deliberately excluded the Urdu language as medium for the NEET exams,” the affidavit filed by SIO national secretary Thouseef Ahamad said.
NEET 2017: Supreme Court to announce final verdict on age limit on March 31
The Court has said that those candidates who have filed petitions or approached them by March 1 (the last date to submit NEET application), will get the age-limit relaxation
The Supreme Court will give the final verdict on the age criteria of National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance-Test (NEET 2017) on March 31. Several petitions were filed questioning the government on why have they reduced the age limit to 25 to apply for the single common entrance examination for admission in medical colleges.
The Oversight Committee on the Medical Council of India, headed by former Chief Justice RM Lodha, recommended removal of age cap. On March 16, MCI Vice-President Dr CV Bhirmanandam informed media that they will follow these recommendations. “The Oversight Committee felt such limitations will reduce the number of doctors in the country. The Union Health Ministry agreed and suggested the recommendations to us. We have passed it,” Dr Bhirmandandam had said.
A similar petition is filed at the Allahabad High Court.
Activist Dr Anand Rai, part of the petitioning team, said that there over 20,000 aspirants who are above 25 years waiting for the government’s decision. But the Court has said that those candidates who have filed petitions or approached them by March 1 (the last date to submit NEET application), will get the age-limit relaxation. “This will be unfair to many as not everyone can approach the court. It will upset the rural students,” said Rai.
NEET 2017 To Be Counted As First Attempt, Clarifies CBSE
Medical Entrance NEET 2017 To Be Counted As First Attempt, Clarifies CBSE, The maximum age limit for NEET candidates will be 25 years while the minimum age for NEET candidates will be 17 years.
However, the three attempts, age and other criterias remain same.
In a U-turn, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has clarified the NEET 2017 will be counted as first attempt for all the candidates, irrespective of their previous attempts in AIPMT/NEET. Earlier, the CBSE has announced that aspirants who have already given AIPMT and NEET 2016 over three times are ineligible to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
“It was prescribed that the candidates who have already availed permissible three attempts will not be able to apply for NEET-2017.
The upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET (UG) has been fixed at 25 years on the date of conduct of examination. A five-year relaxation has been given to the reserved category candidates.
The NEET exam is conducted for admission into 15% seats in government medical and dental colleges and in all private medical and dental colleges all over India except Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, The total numbers of seats offered under NEET are 53,430 which is distributed accordingly. For all private colleges there will be approximately 25,840 seats, for government colleges there are 27, 590 while under NEET counseling seats it is expected that there will be 3521 seats while on NEET basis seats there are 35,461 seats.
Candidates who are declared qualified/Eligible for All India Quota Undergraduate seats MBBS/BDS) only will be eligible for online allotment process for All India Quota Seats which is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Government of India. Aspirants must keep in mind that the official notification will be out on the official website of AIPMT.
NEET UG 2017 Exam Dates Released
Applicants who would be applying for NEET 2017 exam to be conducted on May 7, 2017 can go through the scoring and marking pattern. The results for the same will be released in the month of August.
The exam was conducted for admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges run with an approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
NEET UG 2017 Paper Pattern:
The exam will be based on the three subjects physics, chemistry and biology.
According to a recent report by the Union Health Ministry, NEET-UG will be held in six additional languages including Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil apart from conventional English, Hindi from the commencing academic session 2017-18.
NEET 2017 Scoring and Marking Pattern
- Aspirants are required to note that the scoring and marking for each section carries 4 marks.
- While For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
- For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score.
- There will be no deduction from the total score will however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.
- The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response.
- For more than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked while for the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet code as printed in the Answer Sheet on side-2 will be accepted as final.
- Aspirants are required to note that an All India merit list and All India Rank of the qualified candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test and candidates will be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the Existing Reservation Policies.
- It is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG diploma courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act 1956
- It is a single window entrance examination for PG courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MD/MS/PG diploma courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 w.e.f. 2017 admission session.