After a long delay finally NEET-UG 2017 details are officially out. NEET-UG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Under-graduate ) will be conducted on 7th May 2017 across 80 Cities. Registration has started and the last date for registration is 1st March 2017. From this year Aadhaar Card has been made mandatory for filling online application. Many Changes have been made this year, for most students the limit to 3 attempt for NEET has created some confusion and panic. In this post I will discuss in detail about the number attempt limitations and other changes made this year.
A lot of students are confused about the 3 attempts limitation as most of the students didn’t anticipat, also there was some false news circulated that 3 attempt limit will not include the previous attempts.
Well, lets see first what the NEET-UG information bulletin states:
“The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. The candidates who have already appeared in AIPMT/NEET on three occasions are not allowed to take this examination. The candidates will be required to give an undertaking in this regard and submitting false undertaking may result in cancellation of the candidature and action in accordance with norms for handling UFM cases.”
“The previous attempts in AIPMT/NEET will be counted against these 3 permissible attempts. The candidates who have already exhausted their allowed 3 attempts are not eligible to apply for NEET (UG), 2017.”
It clearly states that the attempt limit for NEET-UG for all seats i.e. 15℅ AIQ, 85℅ State qouta and Private Colleges seats will be 3 attempt only. This 3 attempt will also include your previous three attempts in AIPMT and NEET i.e. if your Class 12th passing year is 2014 and you gave exam that (or not) year then your subsequent attempts were in 2015 and 2016, so you have utilised your 3 attempts and you are not eligible to seat for NEET-UG 2017.
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Here are some frequent queries that I have received :
Will my previous attempts of AIPMT will also be counted for NEET-UG 2017?
Yes, your previous attempts off AIPMT will be also counted.
I have attended thrice in AIPMT i.e. in 2014, 2015 and 2016, am I eligible?
No, you are not eligible. You have used your 3 attempts.
Does this 3 attempt limit is for only 15℅ All India Qouta?
No, this 3 attempt limit is for all seats, states and category.
I have attempted twice in NEET-UG 2016 i.e. Phase 1 and 2, will that count as two attempts ?
No, that will be counted as one attempt only.
Also, remember if you try to fill false information in NEET application then it taken as Unfair means and police case might be registered against you, so be careful.
Apart from the 3 attempt limitation there is also upper age limit, for general category candidates the upper age limit is 25 years and for the OBC/SC/ST category candidates the upper age limit is 30 years. This is now applicable for all states.
More Changes in NEET
- From this year Onwards NEET-UG will be conducted in 10 languages i.e. HINDI, ENGLISH, GUJARATI, MARATHI, ORIYA, BENGALI, ASSAMESE, TELUGU, TAMIL and KANNADA. Centres for vernacular languages will be available only inside that particular state e.g.: candidate opting for bengali language can opt for centre only in West Bengal. Also Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.
- Earlier all Non-residents and foregin candidates were taken through direct admission. But from this year, all Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals will have to appear in NEET-UG for admission in MBBS/BDS Courses in India.
- Aadhaar Card has been made compulsory for filling Online form for all Indian candidates. However, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals will have to give their Passport number instead of Aadhaar card.
- Indian Candidates must fill Name, Gender and Date of Birth in Online Application as per their Aadhaar Card details.