NEET Online Registrations 2018 likely to begin from January 31
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to start the online registration process for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 from January 31.
Meanwhile, an official update from board authorities is awaited and candidates are advised to keep a close check on the official website, cbseneet.nic.in
This year, the NEET entrance test 2018 will be held on May 10.
The Supreme Court has allowed candidates above the age of 25 years to appear for NEET examination.
With a lot of controversies and protests across India over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 question paper, the Union Human Resource Development minister, Prakash Javadekar has said vernacular question papers for the NEET will be a mere translation of the question paper in English.
With no major change announced in the paper pattern, it is expected that the exam will consist of 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the test would be of three hours.
THE RECENT CHANGE ANNOUNCED IN NEET:
The NEET-UG will be conducted in six additional languages from the commencing academic session 2017-18, a statement released by the Union Health Ministry
The six languages in which the exams will be conducted are Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil, apart from conventional English, Hindi.
Last year, NEET was held on May 7 in 10 languages at 1,921 exam centres in 103 cities. Further, a total of 11,38,890 students registered for the NEET 2017 including 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners.
ABOUT NEET UG EXAM:
CBSE conducts the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act 1948 (also amended in 2016).
The examination is held for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the ministry of health and family welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
For any query, students can check out the official website.