CBSE NEET UG 2018 notification out: Know eligibility criteria, important dates

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Amid rumours and confusions over the syllabus and eligibility criteria, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the notification for the NEET UG 2018.

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical programmes has been scheduled for May 6, 2018. The deadline to submit the application form along with fees is March 9.

Meanwhile, here’s the detail of the eligibility for the NEET 2018:

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying should have passed class 12 or equivalent exam with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology individually. Besides,  a minimum of 50 per cent marks secured together in physics, chemistry and biology/bio-technology at the qualifying examination is needed.

Age limit

Candidates applying must not be less than 17 years and more than 25 years of age. For SC/ ST/ OBC category candidates, there is an age relaxation of 5 years.

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Important to Note

One needs to apply and register using Aadhaar enrolment number.

One who is appearing for class 12 exams this year and if fails to qualify it with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of counselling will not be eligible to get admission.

Important dates

February 8 is Application process begins

Fee payment begins: February 9

Fee payment ends: March 19 (11:50 pm)

Deadline to submit forms: March 9

Application form correction: March 12 to 16

Admit card display: April second week

Exam date: May 6

OMR sheet and answer keys display: Yet to be announced

Result declaration: June 5