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National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 : Likely to be held on May 10, 2018

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The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on May 10, 2018. However, an official update from the board is awaited in this regard.

Also, the 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.

Candidates above 25 years can now appear for exam :

Moreover, the Supreme Court has allowed candidates above 25 years to appear for NEET exam.

NEET question paper will be same for all states :

With a lot of controversies and protests across India over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 question paper this year, the Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has told vernacular question papers for the NEET will be only translation of the question paper in English.

Here's what the HRD minister told :

"The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - the all-India entrance examination for medical colleges - will just be a translation of the question paper in English," Prakash Javadekar told.

Recent change declared in NEET :

  • The NEET-UG will be conducted in 6 additional languages from the commencing academic session 2017-18, told a statement declared by the Union Health Ministry
  • The 6 languages in which the exams will be conducted are Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil, apart from the conventional English and Hindi

About the examn :

CBSE conducts the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act 1948 (also amended in 2016).
The exam is held for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the ministry of health and family welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/


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