Kozhikode: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) for the session 2017-18, for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on 07.05.2017 (Sunday).

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper with 180 objective type questions, each having four options with single correct answer, from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen to be provided by CBSE at examination centre only.

Each item carries 4 marks. For each correct response, candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total score.

Candidates can opt for Question Paper in one of Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil or Kannada. Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later. More details are given in the Prospectus. The medium of Question papers and the available examination centres for each is given in the prospectus that can be downloaded from http://cbseneet.nic.in/cbseneet/welcome.aspx

The Syllabus for Question Papers for the test is given as Appendix-I of the Prospectus and the list of Examination centres as Appendix II of the Prospectus.

Eligibility: Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017.

Applicant should complete 17 years of age on or before 31st December, 2017. The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category. Applicants of Unreserved Category (UR) should have been born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001 and those of SC/ST/OBC Categories, on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001.

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination is 3, uniformly to all applicants. Those 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.

Applicant must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated below or should be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.

The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-technology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject

The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Bio-technology with English at a level not less than a core course

B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English

Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English

Those appearing in the qualifying examination (12th standard) in 2017, whose result is awaited, may apply for NEET subject to his/her passing the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling.

For admission to MBBS/BDS, applicant must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination and in addition must have come in the merit list of National Eligibility Entrance Test (UG)-2017 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. SC/ST/OBC categories, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks. Further, for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English up to the 12th standard level with 50% marks and their equivalency determined as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.

Admission process: An All India merit list of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the already existing reservation policy. CBSE will provide All India Rank. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities. Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on marks obtained in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test.

In Government Medical Colleges, under 15% All India Quota, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates and 27% seats for Non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions. 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates (only for locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50% to 70%, provided that in case any seat in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% before they are included in the seats of respective category, as per Certificate of Locomotor Disability) in 15% All India UG quota seat. Detailed information in this regard is available at www.mcc.nic.in and www.mohfw.nic.in

Application: Applications for NEET (UG) can be submitted only on-line at www.cbseneet.nic.in latest by 1.3.2017 (Wednesday).

Application fee for General/OBC is Rs.1400/-. It is Rs.750/- for SC/ST/PH applicants. Application fee can be paid through any Debit/Credit Card using on-line gateway payment facility or by Net Banking/UPI or as e-wallet of various service providers. Detailed instructions are given in the website. Applicant should keep the statement of bank/Net Banking transaction receipt/e-wallet receipt bearing Application Registration Number for future reference. The last date for successful final transaction of fee is also 01.03.2017 (Wednesday).

Applicant has to fill in the on-line application form in Step-1 and note down the registration number. After this the applicant has to upload images of photograph and signature in JPEG format at Step-2 of the application process. In Step 3, applicant should make payment of fee as per available options.  Finally, they should take print out of Confirmation page(s) of online application form and preserve it for future reference along with copy of proof of fee deposited.

Before submission of application form, applicant should keep ready, the details such as names of Father/Mother and Candidate with correct spellings, Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrolment Number/Registration Number Issued by CBSE Facilitation Number/ Passport number/Ration Card Number/bank Account Number/ Other valid Govt. Identity card Number, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, E-mail ID, etc. The candidates have to provide the Aadhaar/Identity details as given below:

Indian Nationals of all states have to provide Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No. or Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre.

Indian Nationals belonging to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or Jammu & Kashmir have to give Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No., Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card No., Bank Account No., Passport No. or No. of any Other Identity Card issued by Government. NRIs & Foreigners/OCI/PIO have to provide Passport No. Applicant should have scanned images of his/her latest Photograph (size of 10 Kb to 100 Kb) and Signature (size of 3 Kb to 20 Kb) in JPG format only, for uploading as part of submission of online application.

After submission of application, applicant should print the Confirmation Page of online application.  Generation of confirmation page confirms the correctness and final submission of application form. If confirmation page has not been generated, this means that application has not been submitted successfully.

Admit Card: Admit Cards will be uploaded in the website on 15.04.2017. The Examination Centre will be opened 2 hours and 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. No candidate shall be allowed to enter in the examination centre after 09.30 a.m.

Candidates should report with downloaded admit card and with proforma which is an attachment of Admit Card with Post Card Size Photograph duly affixed on it, at the allotted Examination Centre. Candidates are not allowed to carry any material except the Admit Card and photographs inside the Examination Hall. The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the Examination Hall.

Post Exam: CBSE will display the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses graded by the Machine of all the candidates on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in during a period to be announced later.  Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged. The amount per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

CBSE will display Answer Key of the questions giving opportunity to the candidates to challenge in case of any ambiguity in the answer on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in during a period to be announced later. Candidates will be given an opportunity to make online challenge against the Answer Key on payment of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged. Rs.1000/- per answer will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

Result: Result of the examination to be held on 07.05.2017 (Sunday) will be declared on 08.06.2017 (Thursday).

Rank list: A list of the successful candidates in order of All India Rank based on the score obtained in the examination will be prepared by the Board. To be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, applicant obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET, for the academic year. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for UR-PH and 40th percentile for SC-PH, ST-PH & OBC-PH candidates. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. When sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.

In case of two or more candidates obtain equal marks in the NEET (UG) - 2017, the inter-se-merit of such candidates shall be determined by considering the higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology), higher marks in Chemistry, less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test and Candidates older in age, in that order will be placed higher in merit.

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India. Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state.

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats. Students from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are not eligible for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. The draft self-declaration is given in Appendix – III. The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them. Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.

The merit list of the eligible and successful Candidates who have opted for 15% All India quota seats will be prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the NEET (UG)-2017. The merit list will be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. There shall also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list or so if required by DGHS. The list of successful candidates (Merit List/Waiting List) shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling to 15% All India Quota Seats.

For seats other than 15% All India Quota, CBSE will provide All India Rank. Result will be given to the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the Admitting Authorities. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules.

Information related to Counselling, barred items and dress code details and other information are available in the Prospectus.

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