NEET Exam Overview: NEET Exam, Application Process, Admit Card, Admission Process

About National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET):

The CBSE-conducted NEET exam opens up doors for students to pursue undergraduate medical courses in the best government and private colleges of India. Every year, NEET UG exam is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in various medical and dental colleges, approved by MCI/DCI (Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India). The responsibility of the Central Board of Secondary Education is limited to conducting the exam, declaring the result and providing AIR (All India Rank) to the Directorate General Health Services to conduct counselling for 15% AIQ seats.

Considering National Eligibility cum Entrance Test being the only medical examination, the Board poses more stress on the question paper. It makes sure that the questions are framed well. NEET 2018 was held on May 6, Sunday. The results were out on June 4th. It’s time to focus on NEET 2019. Let’s take a closer look at the application process, admit card and admission process of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

NEET Application Process:

CBSE conducts the NEET exam in online mode only. Interested candidates can log on to the official website – cbseneet.nic.in and apply online. Keeping a track of the previous years’ trends, it is only expected that the notification for the exam is released in the month of February. The exam is conducted in the month of May. The moment the Board releases the notification, filing up the form is probably the best and wisest step that you can take.

This is how you can apply –

·         Visit cbseneet.nic.in

·         Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link on the Home Page

·         The next page will ask you to follow the instruction to fill up the 4-step process

·         Look for the ‘Proceed to apply online NEET (UG)-2019’ link

·         On this page, candidates are required to enter certain information, such as complete name, father’s name, academic qualification, address, etc. as per the instruction.

·         Now click on the ‘Submit’ button

·         Note down the Registration Number. It is system generated and will be used to complete the application process. Moreover, candidates can login using the registration number and edit the information (in case, wrongly given), download admit card and get results.

·         Before clicking the final ‘Submit’ button, candidates are advised to check all the information.

·         The next step would be uploading various documents like scanned passport-size photograph and signature. Understand the specific format. Not adhering to the rules may result in the cancellation of your candidature.

·         The third stage demands the application fee.

·         Make the fee payment using credit card, debit card, net-banking, etc.

·         After successful payment, candidates download the confirmation page and take printouts of the same for future reference.

NEET Application Fee Structure –

The NEET application fee structure shows variations. Candidates belonging to General and OBC categories need to release the fee amount of 1,400/-. Those who fall under the categories of SC/ST/PWD can avail the benefit and pay only 750/-.

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PH

750

General and OBC

1400

 Non-payment of the application fee would result in the cancellation of the candidate’s candidature.

 NEET Admit Card:

The admission card for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is issued by the Board three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination. It will be released on the official web portal. The Board will not send the hall ticket to candidates via post or any other means. So, keep an eye on the website from time to time. The NEET admit card 2019 is expected to be released in the month of April.

 NEET Admission Process:

 After the release of NEET result, the admission process begins. The first step towards admission is the counselling. MCC and several state counselling authorities are entrusted with the responsibilities to conduct the NEET counselling. For this, only qualified candidates need to register with various counselling authorities. Students with a minimum of 50th percentile are considered qualified (45th percentile for PH and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC).

 The counselling for National Eligibility cum Eligibility Test is done in several stages or rounds. This year, on behalf of MCC (Medical Counselling Committee), the Directorate General of Health Services will conduct the counselling for admission of 15% All India Quota Seats in government medical and dental colleges in India. CBSE has declared the results of NEET 2018 on 4th June. The first round of counselling has been scheduled to be held from June 12 to 24.

 NEET 2018 Counselling for AIQ Seats:

Events

Important Dates

First round of counselling

12-24 June

Last date of joining

3 July

Second round of counselling

6-12 July

Last date of joining

22 July

Transfer of vacant AIQ seats to states

Last week of July

 The above dates are tentative in nature.

 NEET 2018 Counselling For Deemed and Central Universities:

Events

Important Dates

First round of counselling

12-24 June

Last date of joining

3 July

Second round of counselling

6-12 July

Last date of joining

22 July

Mop-up round of counselling

12-22 August

Last date of joining

26 August

Transfer of vacant seats to DCU for final mop-up round

27 August

Last date of joining

31 August

 The above dates are tentative in nature.

Documents Needed for NEET Counselling:

 Once the All India Quota counselling procedure (candidate registration, choice filling and locking round 1, seat allotment result round 1, reporting to college against round 1 allotment, new registration round 2, fresh choice filling and locking round 2, seat allotment result round 2 and reporting to college against round 2 allotment) is over, candidates need to possess some of the important documents while reporting to the college. The documents are NEET admit card, rank letter or All India rank letter, certificates of class 10 and 12 along with DOB proof, ID proof, community certificate, provisional allotment letter and 8 passport-size photographs.

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