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A brief account on NEET 2018 - Boon for medical aspirants

This article is all about for the aspirants who are willing to apply for NEET 2018. Here, we’ve tried to provide efficient information regarding NEET exam to all the candidates.

Riya Ahuja
27th Apr 2018
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Many students aim to become a doctor. If you are one of them, then you should know how much hard work and dedication is required to achieve this goal. In order to get admission to a prominent medical college, every aspirant starts preparing for the medical entrance tests even during their senior secondary period. There are several medical entrance tests held in India. NEET is one of the most important medical entrance tests of the medical aspirants.

Latest Update: NEET (UG) 2018 will be held on 6th of May 2018 and the result will be declared in the first week of June 2018.

About NEET (UG) 2018

NEET, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) is a national level entrance examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for providing admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. NEET is a common entrance exam for admission in Government and Private Colleges in the country. AIPT, All India Pre Medical Test is replaced by NEET from 2016 and now no state or private institute is allowed to conduct their own medical entrance examination for the admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

According to the latest notification from Ministry of Ayush, the admissions to BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery), and BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) will also be based on the NEET scores.

This year, NEET (UG) is going to be conducted on 6th of May 2018 i.e. on Sunday. It will be conducted in 84 exam centres in all over India. In this NEET exam, more than 10 lakhs students appear for the exam every year for around 1 lakh seats for various medical and dental colleges in all over India. The competition is getting tougher year by year.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET (UG) 2018:

The candidates will have to meet certain criteria in order to appear for NEET 2018 Exams:

• Must be a citizen of India.

• Age Limit should be between 17 to 25 years.

• Reserved category candidate can apply until the age of 30 years.

• The candidate must have passed class 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board.

• The candidate should have any other elective subjects along with English.

• They must have minimum scored 50% marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) group. 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC category and 45% for General-PH category candidates.

• You can apply for the exam as many times you want until the age of 25.

NEET (UG) is one of the biggest national level entrance examinations in India. All the leading medical and dental colleges offer admissions to the students on the basis of NEET score except AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research).

There are around 63,985 seats available in private, central as well as state-funded institutes that come under NEET.

Exam Pattern of NEET 2018

NEET 2018 will be conducted in 10 languages like English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada, and Assamese. It will be a pen and paper-based exam with the time duration of 3 hours.

There will be 180 objective type MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) which will come from three subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer and there will be negative marking also. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Subject - Physics , Chemistr, Biology (Zoology), Biology (Botany)

Number of Question - 45, 45, 45, 45

Marks - 180, 180, 180, 180

NEET will be mandatory to Study Medicine in Abroad

According to the sources, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the NEET will be mandatory for all the aspirants who want to study medicine abroad. This step is executed with the aim to ensure only quality students study medicine in Overseas Universities. Every year around 6 to 7 thousand students go abroad to study medicine, generally in China and Russia for their degree in medicine. From now, the rule is that the students must have passed in 10+2 with 50% from any board and they will have to acquire an Eligibility Certificate from Medical Council of India (MCI). Only then they will be able to become a doctor.

NEET Result 2018

NEET UG Result will be released on 5th of June on the official website of CBSE cbseneet.nic.in. The CBSE will prepare an All India Merit list of all the NEET qualified candidates. It will be prepared on the basis of the directive of MCI, DCI, and DGHS.

One more thing to be noted is that CBSE will not prepare the list category wise. The candidates who qualify the NEET 2018 exam will be able to get admission in the MBBS and BDS degree programs.

To check the NEET Result 2018, the candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the NEET Result 2018 link and then they will have to enter their roll number and date of birth to check the result.

NEET 2018 Answer Key

Before the results, the candidates will be able to download the official answer key from the website. The official NEET 2018 Answer Key will be released by CBSE in the last week of May 2018. However, the unofficial NEET Answer Key 2018 will be released on the same day of the exam i.e. on 6th of May 2018 just after a few hours of the exam by various leading coaching institutes like Aakash Institute, Allen Kota, Resonance, Rao IIT, and other.

The curious candidates will be able to download it when they reach home after the exam. It will help them in decreasing their curiosity as well as they can calculate their marks by comparing their responses given in the exams with the correct answers from the NEET 2018 Answer Key.

Before winding up, I would like to suggest that, have faith in you and never fear of failure. Just relax, have confidence, and give your best. You will definitely get success.

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