NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) will be conducted by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for granting admission to the medical colleges across the country on May 7 2017. The test will be conducted as per the Dentists Act, 1948 and the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (both Acts amended in the year 2016). The test would be held in 80 cities across the country for providing admission for courses like BDS, MBBS for dental and medical colleges that are approved by the Dental Council of India or Medical Council of India running under India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with the exception of institutions created by the Parliament Acts like the JIPMER and AIIMS.
As per an official statement, candidates are expected to submit their online application during the time window of January 31 to March 1. Hence the admissions would be granted for state government quota seats, all-India quota seats, central pool quota seats and deemed/private university seats or management/state/ NRI quota seats in private dental/medical colleges .
For NEET (UG) 2017, persons of Indian Origin, Overseas Indian citizens, Indian citizens, non-resident Indians and foreign nationals will be eligible with the eligibility for the 15 per cent all-India quota seats.
There would be a relaxation of five years for the candidates of reserved category. On the date of conduct of the test, 25 years will be the fixed upper age limit for the candidates. There would be three attempts provided to the candidates and they would have to use their Aadhaar number for filling their online application with the exception of candidates from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya. The CBSE will release the all- India rank list as directed by the Medical Council of India once the test is conducted. More than 10 lakh candidates are expected to attend the test and there would be around 1500 centres for the exam across the country. There were around 8,02,594 candidates who had registered for both NEET-I and NEET- II last year.