National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a one tier national level medical entrance exam conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Admissions in government or private medical colleges for MBBS and BDS courses in India will be solely based on the NEET score. Aspirants who are seeking admission in MBBS or BDS courses in India have to qualify NEET Exam. Some students are always confused about the admission and counseling process of NEET. This article is dedicated to NEET UG and State quota.
NEET 2018 – Exam Dates
NEET 2018 will be conducted in the month of May 2018, and the result will be declared by the first week of June, tentatively. Aspirants shall apply for NEET 2018 by filling the application form which is expected to be released in the first week of December 2017. Online registration with a late fee can be done till February 2018.
NEET-UG 2018 is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination for the admissions in the following:
- 15% are All India quota seats for MBBS/BDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana)
- State quota seats for MBBS/BDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana)
- MBBS/BDS courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities across the country
- MBBS/BDS at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions (AFMC).
- Admissions in the Medical institutions, AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research) shall be based on their own entrance exams.
- No other state level or college level medical entrance examination shall be valid for the admission session 2018.
NEET 2018 – All India Quota
As per Medical Council of India report, there are 462 medical colleges which offer 63,835 seats under NEET across the country. 15% MBBS and BDS seats in Medical Colleges are reserved as All India Quota. However, candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 15 % All India Quota seats.
- The CBSE draws the merit list of qualified candidates for 15% All India quota seats of the NEET by marks scored in the entrance exam.
- The merit list prepared by the board will be equal to the number of seats available under 15% All India Quota.
- Candidates in the merit list are only qualified for the Online Counseling by Medical Council Committee (MCC).
- Allotment of seats under 15% All India quota shall be determined in order of merit list and centralized NEET counseling.
During the counseling, students are given a choice to select the colleges they prefer. However, the admissions of qualified candidates to MBBS/BDS courses are made only by following the existing reservation policy of India.
The inter se merit of the two candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET -UG 2018, shall be determined in the following order:
- Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology)
- Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry.
- Candidates with less number of the attempted wrong answer in all the subjects.
- Candidates older in age to be preferred.
NEET 2017 – State Quota
85% of seats are under the State Quota. Candidates from the respective states can apply for the seats under State Quota. The allotment of seats under the State Quota in different states is based on the State level counseling.
- Admission under the State Quota Seats shall be depending on reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevailing in the State/Union Territory as notified by the respective State/Union Territory from time to time.
- The reservation of the seats in medical colleges for respective categories shall be subject to applicable laws prevailing in State/Union Territory concerned.
- Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Private Medical Colleges Pune shall be subject to the norms in the respective State/Union Territory.
- Admission to AFMC, Pune shall be subject to the policies prescribed by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, and Government of India.
Students have to register themselves for the seats under State Quota. Candidates who are eligible for State Quota seats are requested to contact the appropriate State Admission Authority & Directorate of Medical Education for the same. Stay tuned with Byju’s to get the latest notification on NEET Exam 2018 along with NEET syllabus, NEET exam pattern, etc.