After the students from J&K, AP and Telangana raised their concerns over the domicile issue while filling up the online application form for NEET 2017, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with its clarifications in this regard. Candidates from these states had mistakenly submitted a Self-Declaration in their application forms.
The Board stated that the self-declaration forms filled by the students, who are domicile of these states stand nullified. These candidates will not lose their candidature for MBBS and BDS admission in the medical colleges of the state.
The Board has asked these candidates to register for state quota counselling. It further clarified that the students whose parents are posted in these states for any reason etc, have to fill the self-declaration form.
In a public notice issued by the CBSE, on its official website on February 13, 2017, it was stated that candidates who are originally from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir but have wrongly filled the 'Self-Declaration' will be eligible for medical admissions to 100 percent state quota seats in their own states.
As per the directive of Supreme Court in 2016, NEET will be the only entrance examination for admission to cent percent MBBS and BDS seats in the country, besides those offered by JIPMER and AIIMS.
NEET 2017 online registration process has begun from January 31, 2017. Candidates seeking admission into the private, government and deemed colleges and universities located in any state and union territory of India will have to fill the NEET online application form 2017 and appear in the entrance examination. It is mandatory for all those interested. The last date for filling up the application form is 1st March, 2017.