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NEET 2018 New Changes: CBSE has released the Notification and official brochure of NEET Exam (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2018). The applications are going to end on 9 March 2018 and there are some major important changes one must go through. From this year there are several major changes including the addition of Urdu language, Ineligibility of Open School candidates, and much more listed below on this page.

The NEET (UG), 2018 will be conducted on Sunday, the 6 May 2018. The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the candidates who have appeared in the exam.

NEET 2018 - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

NEET UG Application begins 

8 February 2018

The last date to submit the NEET Application Form

9 March 2018 up to 11.50 PM

NEET UG Exam Date

6 May 2018

 

NEET 2018 New Changes - Major NEET Changes

NEET has officially announced the prospectus and the application form on 8 February 2018 at cbseneet.nic.in and here we have listed out the top 5 major changes to be encountered by the medical aspirants. It is advised to go through these new changes before filling and submitting the NEET 2018 Application Form. Candidates must note that there are no changes in NEET Pattern and NEET Syllabus for 2018 Session.

Open School/NIOS/CBSE Private Candidates are not Eligible to Apply for NEET 2018

Earlier in 2017, CBSE Private Students, Open School students and Students from National Institute of Open Schooling were allowed to sit for the exam and more than 3000 students have applied for the NEET UG and 864 of them have qualified the exam.

But for the NEET 2018, Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private Candidates shall not be eligible to appear for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. Furthermore, the study of Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.
(Read More at NIOS (Open School) Students are not eligible to apply for NEET UG 2018)

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Joined NEET All India 15% Quota Seats Counselling

In NEET 2018 Exam the students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for the All India 15% Quota Seats counselling. However, earlier the 3 states i.e. Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were not included in the AIQ 15% Counselling. (As per letter No. F.No. V.26012/05.2017-MEP/MEC dated 10.01.2018, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India).

NEET Counselling and Seat Matrix 2018

NEET 2018 Mandatory for admission in Foreign Medical Institute

According to the latest guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, now onwards National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is compulsory to be appeared by the students even if they are going to study Medicine in Foreign Colleges/Universities. It is one of the biggest changes for the NEET 2018 Exam and the Medical Aspirants of the country. 
(Read More at NEET 2018 will be mandatory to study Medicine Abroad)

Urdu added as a new language for NEET Exam

For the 2018 National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, CBSE has introduced Urdu as its latest language mode to the list of already existing 10 Languages listed below. The important point to be noted here is that the Allotment of the medium of language would be State-specific. The candidates will be provided with the Bilingual Test Booklet except in the case where candidates have chosen English as the language.

Hindi

English

Assamese

Bengali

Gujarati

Kannada

Marathi

Oriya

Tamil

Telugu

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Urdu (New)

 

Increased Number of NEET Test Centres

Last year NEET UG was conducted in the 103 cities and 1921 test centres, However, this year CBSE has increased the number of test centres from 103 to 151. Earlier in 2016, there were only 52 test centres for the NEET examination. Every year the number of aspirants are increasing and the number of test centres as well.

Now the NEET UG will be conducted in 151 cities across the nation and there is no international test centre.

NEET Exam Centres 2018

Same Question Paper of NEET for all Languages

Last year there was different question paper for NEET in regional languages and a lot of chaos was created when some students had objected that a tougher paper was set for students in regional language and to remove all such confusion this year there would be a single question paper and it would be translated in different languages.

Read News: NEET Common Question Paper for all Languages

NEET Score a Compulsion for Admission in BHMS, BAMS, BUMS

Until last year some states conducted their exam for admission in BHMS, BUMS and BAMS Exams and some admitted students based on NEET score but from this year a uniform notification has been announced. From this year the admission to these courses would be based on NEET Score. The states can conduct their separate counselling for admission but the admission would be based on NEET Exam.

Read News: NEET Score a compulsion for admission to BHMS, BAMS and BUMS Course from 2018

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