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NEET 2017 Exam Alerts
NEET 2017 Supreme Court Verdict: Students aged above 25 years can now appear for exam (31 Mar 2017)
After a long wait, the Supreme Court has finally announced its verdict on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 age limit criteria today, March 31.
According to latest ANI report, Supreme Court has allowed candidates above 25 years to appear for NEET examination.
Further, the date for filling application form has also been extended till April 5.
As per reports, the Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) had requested the court to direct the inclusion of Urdu as a medium in which students can attempt NEET 2017.
Source: India Today
NEET 2017: CBSE Announces 23 New Exam Cities (27 Mar 2017)
A new update has come regarding NEET 2017. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has added 23 new examination cities to the existing 80 cities. With a record of over 11 lakh students registered for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), the exam will now be held at 103 cities across the nation. The exam will be held for admission to undergraduate medical course.
In order to give their option for the city of examination candidates can log on to the official website at cbseneet.nic.in. The exam will be held at 2200 institutions based on the credibility, reliability and infrastructure in these centres.
The new list includes four cities each from Karnataka and Maharashtra, three from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu each, two each from Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Kerala and one city each from Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
MCI removes limit on attempts, age in NEET (17 Mar 2017)
There will no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or the age at which he/she can appear, the Medical Council of India has said.
An earlier NEET bulletin from the CBSE had said a candidate can appear only thrice for the test and those who had completed three attempts would not be eligible for 2017 test. In February, it clarified that attempts made for AIPMT/NEET before 2017 would not be counted and NEET-2017 would be the first attempt for all. The upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET (UG) was fixed at 25 years on the date of conduct of examination. A five-year relaxation was given to reserved category candidates.
On Thursday, based on recommendations from the oversight committee and the Union health ministry, the MCI said both limitations were being deleted. "The oversight committee felt such limitations will reduce the number of doctors in the country. The Union health ministry agreed and suggested recommendation to us. We have passed it," said MCI vice-president Dr CV Bhirmanandham. "We give everyone the opportunity to clear the test.
Source: Times of India
CBSE opens one time correction window for NEET applicants on cbseneet.nic.in (8 Mar 2017)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has opened the one time correction window for the NEET online application forms to ensure that there are no errors. The corrections can be done till March 12, 2017 midnight. And if any candidate has submitted wrong data in application form, they must correct the error as it will affect their merit/results.
CBSE has notified that correction is being allowed in the following details only in their online forms for the NEET exam. The details which can be corrected include identification identity. The details can be corrected by all those candidates who have filled up application form with IDs other than Aadhar, enrolment number and registration number which is issued by facilitation centre which will be able to add their Aadhaar number or the Aadhaar enrolment number in the online application form.
AIPVT 2017 will now be held through NEET, says report (3 Mar 2017)
The All India Pre Veterinary Test (AIPVT) 2017 will be held through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. As per the notification released, the Veterinary Council of India will most probably use the merit list of NEET UG 2017 for allocation of seats to all the recognized veterinary colleges (except Jammu and Kashmir). The admission will be to BVSc and AH course under 15 per cent all India quota.
Source: India Today
SC to resume hearing on age criteria for NEET (23 Feb 2017)
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, will resume the hearing on the age criteria for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), for various undergraduate courses.the two-judge bench of Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Sanjay Harkauli, in Allahabad High Court, heard the affidavit from MCI (Medical Council of India) and the Centre and reserved its judgment till Monday.
The Allahabad High Court on February 15, had ordered MCI, CBSE and the Centre to clarify about the imposed upper age limit of 25 years in NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) application.
CBSE has released a Public Notice for NEET 2017 students from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and J&K (15 Feb 2017)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a Public Notice, offering clarification regarding the eligibility for students in states of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The notification released on Feb. 13, and available on the official website for NEET 2017, provides the eligibility criteria for the State and All India Quota for students residing in these states.
CBSE NEET UG 2017: Srinagar students appealed to modify applications (14 Feb 2017)
In a bid to make changes in the NEET 2017 application form, a number of students from Srinagar have asked CBSE to modify their application forms as they had "unintentionally made a mistake" while filing the online application form.
The students asked the CBSE chairman to allow the students from Jammu and Kashmir, as a one-time exemption, to modify their application form by cancelling their declarations.
"If modification is not possible, we may please be allowed to apply afresh so that we do not lose the chance to sit in the examination this year," students said.
But, according to an official notification, the online application forms for NEET cannot be modified.
Source: India Today
NEET attempts capped at 3; age at 25 for unreserved (25 Jan 2016)
Medical aspirants across India can now only take three shots at the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET), a cap introduced to discourage the thousands who keep trying their luck at the examination. Also, candidates must fulfil a new age criterion if they wish to sit for the medical and dental exam.The decision was taken at a University Grants Commission (UGC) meeting on Tuesday in Delhi. The minimum age to appear for NEET is 17 years. The maximum age for open category students is 25 years, and 30 years for the reserved category. To date, there has never been a maximum age defined to take NEET, nor has there been a limit on the number of attempts.
Source: Times Of India
NEET 2017 Application Forms delayed, official notification expected soon (16 Jan 2017)
The application forms for NEET 2017 have been delayed. It was expected that the NEEY 2017 application forms would be available from mid-December. There has been no official notification on the CBSE AIPMT website regarding the NEET official notification. The NEET 2017 applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya are required to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.
NEET 2017 Exam Dates might clash with other Engineering Entrance Examinations (12 Jan 2017)
This year exam dates for NEET 2017 will clash with other Engineering Entrance Examinations. The applications for the NEET 2017 will be out soon and are eagerly awaited by the candidates. However, this year the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE) 2017 will be conducted on April 23, 2017. The announcement of the dates has also left the students confused. This year thousands of students will have to choose between writing the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination or the admission test for the National Defence Academy (NDA) or NEET exam for medical admissions.
As per the authorities of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations, in case the NEET exam and WBJEE exam clash then the authorities will have to postpone the exam as they wont be left with any option.
NEET 2017 Examination: Eligibility criteria for 15 percent All India Quota Seats (4 Jan 2017)
According to the official that the upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% Al India Quota Seats is 25 years as on December 31 of the year of the entrance examination. The upper age limit for the aspirants will be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward classes. Candidate must born on or between January 1, 1987 to January 1, 2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category) or January 01, 1992 to January 01, 2000 (Other Category).
Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are not eligible for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of Al India Scheme since its inception. If the candidates claim eligibility, they will be required to submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counseling. The draft self-declaration is as given in Apendix – I.
Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K can appear in NEET – I for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject o the fulfillment of eligibility conditions. The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counseling and if bound to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be canceled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.
As per the eligibility for seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC, applicants should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31, of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an Indian National. The overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments and the Government of India. The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions will be as per their rules and regulations.
NEET 2017 Counselling Criteria: How seats are allotted to candidates? (4 Jan 2017)
NEET 2017 exam is likely to be conducted on May 7, 2017. Aspirants are eagerly awaiting for the notification to be released on the official website of AIPMT aipmt.nic.in. Once the NEET exam is conducted and the scores of NEET 2017 are out, aspirants will need to appear for the counseling session. Under the scheme of online All India Quota for UG counseling for seat allotment, aspirants will need to login to the official website of Medical Council of India mcc.nic.in and then register, submit their choices and view the indicative seat allotment, modify and lock.
After which the first round of seat allotment is done. In case the name of the candidate is there in the round, aspirants will be required to report to the allotted institute. Once the candidates are selected they will report to the allotted institutes, complete the admission formalities. The candidates should also express their willingness to participate in the 2nd round.
In case the candidates, who have not been allotted any seat in 1st round of allotment Round-II for NEET UG, need to know that there will be display of newly added/vacant seats and also of anticipated vacancies seats likely to be available after the conversion of Vacant Seats in category/subcategory and upgradation of previously allotted seats with newly offered seats. Earlier Choices submitted by the candidate will be treated null and void. Fresh Choices submission for seat allotment in 2nd round is mandatory.
Aspirants can also exercise fresh choices, view, modify and lock choices. For the 2nd round of allotment, aspirants will need to report to the allotted institutes. NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national level medical entrance test regulated by the CBSE Board which is held for providing admissions in MBBS/BDS courses offered by all government and private medical colleges in India.
How will NEET-SS differ from other entrance tests for super specialties? (23 Dec 2016)
NEET-SS will offer every candidate an equitable national-level platform to be eligible for entry into all super specialty courses to which he/she is eligible for in terms of the eligibility criteria notified in the PG regulations. The candidate has a complete spectrum of courses available based on their entry level MD,MS or DNB qualification for entry to DM, MCh courses,” says Dr Batra.
After the introduction of amendment to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in 2016, wherein NEET has been granted statutory status no other institution is permitted to conduct their own examination for entry to super specialty courses.
Merit positions will be determined on test-takers’ percentile grades. Counselling will be conducted by authorised state government and other departments and universities.
Source: Hindustan Times
Exam Pattern of NEET -SS (23 Dec 2016)
NEET-SS will be conducted in all specialties for which the corresponding MD, MS degree is eligible as entry-level qualification for pursuing super specialty courses in the country.
A candidate can appear for the NEET-SS in the discipline of the eligible entry level qualification.
The exam will be conducted on a computer-based test platform for a test lasting two-and-a-half hours. The question paper will consist of 200 multiple choice questions with single correct response and 25% negative marking. The 50th percentile will be the cut-off for NEET-SS.
All specialties will have separate question papers. NEET-SS scores will be valid for admission to all medical institutes – private and state level institutions and medical colleges except for the five central statutory institutes.
Source: Hindustan Times
NEET to be held for super specialty courses too (23 Dec 2016)
After introducing common entrance tests for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the health ministry announced last week that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held every year for super specialty courses in medicine. The first-ever NEET-SS (super specialty) will be held on June 10, 2017 and will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), which also holds NEET (PG) postgraduate.
NEET-SS (super specialty) will be a single window entrance examination for entry to super specialty doctorate of medicine (DM); master of surgery (MCh) and post doctoral certificate (PDCC) courses.
No other entrance examination, either at state or university or institutional level conducted by any university, medical colleges or other institutions will be valid according to provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, amendments, with effect from the 2017 admission session.
According to Dr Bipin Batra, executive director, National Board of Examinations (NBE), all states and colleges have to mandatorily participate in NEET-SS.
No state government, private medical college or university is permitted to conduct any separate entrance exam for admission to their DM, MCh courses for the academic session 2017-2018.
“However, AIIMS, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Puducherry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum are not covered for admissions to DM, MCh seats through NEET-SS for 2017 session,” informs Dr Batra.
Source: Hindustan Times
You can write NEET 2017 in Tamil (13 Dec 2016)
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to medical colleges will be held in English, Tamil, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Anupriya Patel said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here on 9th Dec 2016.
However, no criteria has been fixed for rural students applying under all India quota seats. State quota seats for UG and PG programs are decided by the state governments.
Source: New Indian Express
CET out, NEET in for medical seat aspirants in Karnataka (12 Dec 2016)
The Common Entrance Test (CET) will no longer be the gateway for admission to medical and dental courses in Karnataka from next year. Medical and dental aspirants in the State will now have to write the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the 2017-18 academic year onwards as per the State government’s announcement. This ends confusion on whether CET will be conducted next year too.
NEET is a single national entrance test for admission to medical colleges across India.
The notification of the Karnataka Examination Authority on its website says that as per the Supreme Court order and the Centre’s ordinance, the CBSE Board will conduct NEET. Till now, KEA had been conducting entrance examinations for various professional courses like MBBS/BDS/Bv.Sc/BE/Farm Science, ISHM and Pharma courses.
Candidates willing to take admission for medical and dental courses must necessarily qualify in the NEET examination, the notification says.
Since NEET will be conducted for the first time in Karnataka for government-shared seats, KEA put up information on its website on the question pattern, eligibility criteria, how to register for NEET, syllabus and also uploaded the NEET 2016 question paper.
Source: New Indian Express
Maharashtra govt scraps CET for medical admissions (6 Dec 2016)
The Maharashtra government officially announced that there won’t be any Common Entrance Test (CET) for medical admissions from 2017. After the confusion over NEET and MH-CET exams this year, the state has now made it clear that starting 2017, admissions to all medical courses will be conducted on the basis of NEET scores only.
While the SC had made NEET compulsory only for MBBS and BDS aspirants, Maharashtra government scraped CET altogether. This means that the medical aspirants will no longer have to give separate entrance tests for admissions to different courses.
While the SC made it clear in April that MBBS and BDS aspirants will have to compulsorily appear for the NEET in order to seek admission to colleges, an ordinance was passed by the centre that was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 24.
As per the ordinance, only for this year, admissions to government-run medical and dental institutes will be conducted as per MH-CET marks, but for other private and deemed institutes, students will have to submit their NEET marks.
Source: Hindustan Times
In 2017, entry to GMC seats through NEET (3 Dec 2016)
Along with the MBBScourse, from 2017, admissions to the postgraduate and diploma programmes offered at the Goa Medical College (GMC) too will take place based on the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). The Goa government issued a notification amending the Goa (rules for admission to post-graduate degree and diploma courses of the Goa University at the Goa Medical College) Rules, 2004.
"The order of merit for admission to post-graduate degree/diploma courses shall be based on state-wise merit secured by the eligible applicants at NEET-PG examination for the concerned academic year," states Rule 3 of the amended rules.
Until 2016, admissions to the postgraduate seats at GMC were being carried out based on final year MBBS scores of the students. Students have to face tough competition to bag seats at the institute.
As GMC is a state-run college, in 2016, Goa got the benefit of the central government ordinance, which exempted government medical colleges from carrying out admissions to the MBBS degree course through NEET. But Goa will be joining NEET for MBBS admissions from 2017.
Source: Times of India
Now NEET 2017 in Gujarati language too! (3 Dec 2016)
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical admissions will be conducted in Gujarati language from next year onwards.
The Gujarat government said that Centre had given its approval for conducting the 2017 NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical admissions in Gujarati in the state, along with English.
After much deliberation, the Gujarat government keeping in mind the benefit of aspirants has announced to conduct NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical admissions in Gujarati in the state from next year onwards.
The issue was raised in a meeting with HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. It was assured by the MHRD that the students' interest will be kept in focus while taking any decision.
Earlier, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry was expected to announce the conduction of NEET in other regional languages, except Gujarati.
If this had been done, then NEET would have been held in five vernacular languages - Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese and Bengali.
Source: India Today
NEET UG 2017: Exam notification expected to be out this week (3 Dec 2016)
The notification of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate exam 2017 is expected to be out this week for medical aspirants. Once the notification is released of NEET UG, they will come to know the application procedure, eligibility criteria, the age requirement. It is expected that lakhs of candidates will appear for the medical entrance exam which is conducted for admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses. It is also expected that the applicants will be able fill in the application forms of NEET UG 2017 by December 10, 2016.
Upper age limit will be relaxed by a period of 5 years for the SC, ST and Other Backward Categories. (3 Dec 2016)
The candidates who wish to apply for the single medical entrance exam need to be of 17 years as on December 31, 2016. The upper limit for the aspirants will be relaxed by a period of 5 years for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Categories. The other eligibility criteria is that the aspirants must be Indian national while the upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota seats is 25 years as or on December 31, 2016.
For paying the fees for NEET exam 2017, aspirants will required to pay the fees online payment through Debit/Credit Card payment through e-challan at the branches of HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India