NEW DELHI: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2017 examinations for admissions to medical and dental colleges across the country will be conducted in 80 cities across the country on May 7, 2017, the Central Board of School Education, which conducting the test said in a statement on Tuesday.
The CBSE said admissions for all the seats of MBBS and BDS courses across the country will be made through NEET (UG) 2017 this year.
Accordingly, admissions will be made in all India quota seats, state government quota seats, state, management, NRI quota seats in private medical or dental colleges or any private or deemed university and central pool quota seats, the CBSE stated.
“Also Indian citizens, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India, Person of Indian Origin and foreign nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2017 and will also be eligible for 15% all India quota seats,” according to the Board.
The upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET (UG) has been fixed at 25 years on the date of conduct of examination. A five year relaxation has been given to the reserved category candidates.
“There shall be three attempts available uniformly for all the candidates in NEET examination. Aadhaar Number is required to fill up the online application of NEET 2017 for the candidates of all states except J&K, Assam and Meghalaya. In this regard, based on the Aadhaar Act, CBSE has issued a public notice to make the candidates aware,” the CBSE further informed.
“Candidates have been given an opportunity to submit the online application for a month period from January 31 to March 1. This year in all the seats of MBBS and BDS courses, admission will be made through NEET (UG) 2017,” the CBSE said.
Around 10 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the NEET examinations which would be held in 1500 examination centres spread across 80 cities across the country. CBSE will hold NEET-UG, 2017 for the first time for admission in MBBS and BDS courses.
The CBSE said its responsibility is to conduct the NEET 2017 and prepare an All India Rank based on the results of the examinations. “Admitting authorities will invite applications for counseling and Merit List shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the admitting authorities subject to their applicable rules,” the CBSE further stated.