All You Need To Know About MBBS In India Through NEET (Counselling): The supreme court of India in 2013 approved the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) schedule in place of AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test), which was proposed by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and MCI (Medical Council of India). Back then colleges used to take their own entrance exams to get admission into various MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery).
But NEET replaced the all India pre-medical test and other exams. As per the Supreme Court, there will be a single medical entrance exam all over India for admission into medical and dental colleges. The colleges will accept students based on their NEET exam score. NEET 2018 is expected is expected to be held on 6th May 2018 and NEET 2019 is expected to be held on 5th May 2019 as per various sources.
What Exactly Is NEET?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET is an entrance exam for students of Science Stream (11th & 12th class) for getting admission in various medical colleges and universities in India. NEET exam is conducted every year generally in the month of May, by Central Board of Secondary Education popularly known as CBSE.
By passing a NEET exam, a candidate can get admission into MBBS and BDS courses. NEET is a gateway ticket to most of the top medical colleges in India except AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research). The purpose of NEET exam is to simplify the admissions in MBBS and BDS courses. The whole of the admissions are under these two courses would come under this exam. Also Check: NEET 2018 & Notifications, Exam Dates, Application Form Online
NEET Eligibility Criteria
Before applying for NEET exam, the students are instructed to read prescribed eligibility, before filling up the form. Criteria may differ based on the state or all India basis. Candidates who are found eligible can only apply for the NEET exam. The Exam applications may be available from the first week of December. Once the notification will get released we can know the exact date, stay tuned with us we may update it or you can go to the official website of NEET 2018, the Eligibility Criteria for NEET are as follows:
- The candidates must have cleared 10+2, In chemistry, Physics, Biology, Biotechnology.
- For SC/ST OBC’s students, they should minimum get 400 marks and for physically handicapped SC/ST/OBC’s the percentage is 40 and for General Category is 45%
- Candidates should at least 17 years of old, at the time of admission or will complete the age before the year ending. i.e, 31st of December 2018, for getting admission in MBBS and BDS
- There is no upper age limit for NEET as on 2017 before that age limit was 25 years, but now everyone can write this entrance exam. Also Check: How to Prepare for Board/Entrance Exams & Best Tips for Students
- Candidates should be a citizen of India.
- (OCI) Overseas citizen of India, NRI (non-resident Indian), and person of Indian origin (PIO) are also permitted to apply for NEET 2018.
Exam Pattern of NEET
The NEET exam will be conducted in a pen and paper format. The examination consists of 180 questions, which are multiple choice questions (MCQ’S), from subjects like physics, chemistry, and biology. Students should choose the most appropriate answer from given options. Questions are based on NEET syllabus prescribed by CBSE. Each question in NEET consists of 4 marks. Each correct answer will get 4 marks and every wrong answer will get a minus 1 negative marking. No marks will be given to unmarked questions. After the exams are held NEET Results 2018 are announced, later NEET Rank Card or Score Card and Cut off may be available.
Qualifying Marks for NEET
NEET Counselling Process
The following points show the step by step process of NEET 2017/2018 Counselling:
Process for Round 1:
- Beginning of Main Counseling Registration which is known as ‘Certificate Verification’
- Choosing Choices, Indicative Seat Allotment, and Choice Locking Process
- Round 1 Seat Allotment Process
- Round 1 Seat Allotment Result Announcement.
- Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental Colleges by Selected Candidates in Round 1.
- Students, not alloted seat in Round 1 may wait for Round 2 (if held)
Process for Round 2:
- The Announcement of Net Vacant Seats.
- New Choice Submission by Eligible Candidates for Round 2 Seat Allotment
- Round 2 Seat Allotment Process.
- Round 2 Seat Allotment Result Announcement.
- Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental Colleges by Selected Candidates in Round 2
- The conclusion of All India Counseling for 15% AIQ (All India Quota).
- Rest of the seats (85 percent) will then be transferred to state quota.
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