The Central Board of Secondary Education has recently clarified that the board has no role in deciding the eligibility criteria for the medical entrance examination i.e. NEET. The board has instructed the applicants to submit all the grievances to the MCI (Medical Council of India) and requested to read the information bulletin on NEET 2018 website very carefully before submitting the grievance in any form.
The clarification from Central Board of Secondary Education came after receiving several complaints from NEET 2018 applicants regarding the restriction of open school students and students appearing in class 12th board examinations with biology as an additional subject.
CBSE has clearly declared that it has no role to play in deciding the eligibility conditions. Its responsibility is to conduct the NEET Undergraduate (UG) examination on the basis of the eligibility criteria declared by the Medical Council Of India (MCI).
The candidates who are pursuing or have already pursued their schooling through State Open School, NIOS (National Institute of Open Learning ), or those who have pursued biotechnology or biology as an additional subject in their class 12th are not eligible to appear for NEET 2018.
NEET 2018 will be conducted on 6th of May 2018. The student can submit online NEET application form till 9th of March 2018. Also, the students can pay online application fee till 10th of March (11.50 pm).