CBSE NEET Exam 2018: Aadhaar mandatory, application process begins at

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New Delhi:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical aspirants on May 6. Candidates who passed 10+2 from open schools, or as private candidates, will not be eligible to appear for NEET.

Meanwhile, students who wish to pursue their MBBS abroad may soon have to clear the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, PTI reported on Sunday, quoting a senior Health Ministry official. Currently, only those who wish to study MBBS in India have to clear NEET.

“A mere 12% to 15% of the graduates who come back after studying abroad manage to clear the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination,” the unidentified official told PTI. “If they don’t clear the graduates exam, they don’t get registered to practice in India.”

“The percentage of graduates who have studied abroad and have cleared the graduate exam range between 13% and 26.9% in the past five years,” the Health Ministry official said.

“This is really a matter of concern as they go out, spend lot of their parents’ money and are not able to contribute to healthcare in India.”

Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of NEET (UG), 2018,and hereby notifies the following:

# Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number,name, date of birth & gender in online application for NEET (UG), 2018 for thepurpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.

# Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to makeapplication for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaaras per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaarenrolment center (list available at to get enrolled forAadhaar.

The above provisions shall be applicable in all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya. 

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

# Candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2018 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.

# The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

# The candidate must have passed in the subjects of 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

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