NEET 2017 exam on May 7; applications begin from Jan 31
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET 2017 on May 7. The application for the national-level medical entrance exam began on Jan 31. The application will close on March 1, 2017.
In a first, the number of attempts for NEET examination has been limited to three (3) uniformly to all candidates irrespective of their categories. Earlier, there was no limit on attempting all India level medical entrance examination in the country. Further, the use of Aadhaar card for filling NEET applications is required for the purpose of candidate’s identity and authentication proof.
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“For Indian citizens and ordinary residents of India, Aadhaar Number is a requirement to fill up the online application of NEET-2017 in all States except J&K, Assam and Meghalaya,” the official notification reads.
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The application fee for the exam is Rs.1400 for General category and OBC candidates, while it is Rs.750 for SC/ST/PH category candidates. The application fee will be accepted through Credit card, Debit card, Net Banking, UPI and e-wallet services.
NEET 2017 will be the gateway to admissions in MBBS and BDS programmes in government, private, central and deemed medical universities/colleges for the academic year 2017-18. According to an official notification, “NEET 2017 will be conducted on May 7, 2017 and the last date for online registrations is March 1, 2017.”
NEET 2017 - PATTERN OF TEST:
The NEET (UG) shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The duration of paper would be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m, according to the official notification.
NEET 2017 - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2017.
The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2017 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.
The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
The online registration process of NEET 2017 is a multi-stage process which includes registering for exam, filling up application form, uploading of photograph and signature, payment of examination fee, etc.
Candidates can check below for NEET 2017 important dates:
Important Dates for NEET 2017
January 31, 2017
Apply online form NEET 2017
January 31, 2017
Last date for final transaction of fee
March 1, 2017
Date of uploading of admit cards
April 15, 2017
Date of examination
May 7, 2017
Declaration of result
June 8, 2017
NEET 2017 is the entrance test for admissions to approximately 52,300 MBBS and BDS seats in the country. After Supreme Court’s directive in 2016, NEET has replaced All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) as well as state and institute level entrance tests. From academic year 2017, NEET will enable admissions to all government, private, central and deemed medical as well as dental institutes of India.
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