With NEET-UG (National Eligibilty Cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate) 2016 application/schedule details being delayed, students are very eagerly waiting to get some official inputs about NEET-UG. Compared to last year its about a month delay, lot of us expected the registration process to start by first week of january but eventually it didn’t happen. So, we get invetible question in our mind “why schedule is not out yet?”.
Well, the answer is they are working hard to get everything right in place and every single concerns of different states are taken care off. This year its unlikely that there will be any court case, because everything is right in place after-all it took 4 years of battle through court. From this 2016 NEET-UG is official and will replace all other entrance exam for MBBS & BDS courses in country, except for AIIMS & JIPMER. There was confusion regarding choice of regional language for some state like Karnataka and Odisha but things seams to be sorted out. NEET-UG 2017 language choice will include English, Hindi and 6 Regional Languages i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali. It should be noted that students opting for regional language will not be eligible for All India Quota Seats and admission into Colleges of other state, so be carefull what about your language choice.
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In NEET-UG 2013 and 2016 there was confusion regarding admission of Non-Resident Indian (NRI)/Oversease Citizen of India (OCI) and Foreign nationals as earlier NEET-UG was only for Indian students and it was compulsory to give entrance exam, but this was not in case of AIPMT where there was NRI qouta seats which were directly filled without exam. So, CBSE (which will conduct NEET-UG) has asked for clarification from Ministry of health and MCI regarding these. As per the reply letter sent by MoHFW, Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI students may be allowed to appear in NEET. They may also be allowed to participate in 15% All India Qouta counselling with applicable terms and conditions (fee,bond,service rule etc.). Special qualification code will be included in application form for these candidates.
NEET Upper Age Limit & Total Attempts
Earlier in AIPMT for eligibility there was minimum age limit of 17 years and upper age limit of 25 years was required to bee fulfilled, there was no limit on the number of attempts too. Now in NEET-UG there will minimum age limit of 17 years and there will be no upper age limit for both All India quota and state quota seats. There will be also no limit on the number attempts as earlier.
Here is list of Clarification asked by CBSE and desision taken by Ministry in this regard:
|01||Allowing foreigners to appear in NEET||Decision Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI students may be allowed to appear In NEET. They may also be allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota counseling with the applicable terms and conditions (fee, bond, service role etc.)|
|02||Age Limit & number of attempts||To be prescribed by MCI/DCI As on date, minimum age of 17 years as on 31.12.2017 with no upper age limit and no limit on attempts. Applicable on All India Quota seats also.|
|03||Eligibility of OCIs||Foreigners/OCI/PIOs/NRIs would be eligible for All India Quota as per applicable conditions.|
|04||Codes for qualifying examination||The codes at present may continue. Equivalence clause for foreign students should be there. CBSE may consult MCI/DCI.|
|05||NEET merit list||The cut off at 50 and 40 percentile for open and reserved categories as prescribed under NEET Regulations used not be interfered.|
|06||Domicile and Category||CBSE may collect information and make it available with the result sheet for determination by the various counselling authorities In the country.|
|07||Result Sheet||CBSE may provide the result in secured CDs in appropriate number to DGHS for the purpose of disbursal to all commuting authorities. The result sheet may provide percentile were and all India rank for the qualified candidates. All India Quota rank may also be provided by CBSE.|
Also Read : NEET-UG 2017 Schedule, Eligibilty and Application Procedure Click here