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NEET 2018: Aadhaar number mandatory to apply for exam, says CBSE

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The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for all candidates except those from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya.

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made submission of Aadhhar number mandatory for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) application.

The NEET 2018 examination for the admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses has been scheduled to held on May 6.

The exam date was announced on Thursday at the board’s official website – cbseneet.nic.in

The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for all candidates except those from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya. Further, the applicants need to give their consent to the CBSE to validate the same.

The online submission of forms will begin today and continue until March 9 till 11.50 pm. Candidates can only apply through the online process.

As per the admission notice, the last date for successful payment of fee online is March 10 till 11.50 pm. The application fee is Rs 1400 for general candidates and Rs 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates.

NEET 2018 paper pattern

The NEET (UG) will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with a single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The duration of paper would be three hours from 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m

NEET 2018 Eligibility

A candidate must have completed the age of 17 at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31, 2018, that is the year of his/ her admission to the first year of MBBS/ BDS course, according to the eligibility criteria.

The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission to these courses shall be 25 years as on the date of the examination with a relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC categories and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

Students who have passed subjects physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology and English and obtained a minimum of 50 per cent marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology will be eligible to apply.

Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and OBC category who have obtained 40 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology together will be eligible.

Admissions to all MBBS/BDS courses seats will be done through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2018, said the official CBSE notice.

The seats are classified into the following categories:

(i) All India Quota Seats

(ii) State Government Quota Seats

(iii) Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities

(iv) State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University

(v) Central Pool Quota Seats

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