CBSE had released the NEET 2018 Admit Cards on April 17, 2018. Aspirants can download the admit cards from the official exam website as entry inside the exam hall is prohibited without admit cards. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to medical and dental courses in India will take place on 6th May 2018. NEET exam is a gateway for admission into medical programmes offered by numerous government and private medical colleges in India.
After various discussions and speculations about the NEET 2018 exam, CBSE which is the conducting body of the exam has issued the detailed NEET 2018 notification along with the guidelines to follow on the day of the exam. Candidates will have to be careful while choosing what clothes to wear on the day of the exam as thorough frisking will be done before the candidates are allowed to enter the exam. Also, check the detailed NEET 2018 guidelines for the exam day to comply with the rules.
Listed below are the important points to remember from the NEET 2018 notification:
NEET 2018 Notification Important Points:
1. Open School & Private School Candidates Ineligible to Apply
Candidates who have passed the 10+2 as private students or from open school are not eligible to appear in for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test as per the NEET 2018 notifications released by CBSE. As per the sources, HRD Ministry was against the government’s policy for providing equal career opportunities to open school/private students. The Supreme Court is yet to pass a decision in this regard.
2. Aadhaar Card Mandatory for NEET 2018 Application
Aadhaar Card is mandatory for all Indian Nationals of all states except Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya who are exempt from mandatory Aadhaar card rule. In case candidates do not have an Aadhaar card yet, they can use Aadhaar Enrollment Number or Registration number or EID as per NEET 2018 notification. Listed below is a list of ID proofs and documents other than the Aadhaar Card that is applicable for exempted states:
- Aadhaar Enrolment ID or EID
- Aadhaar Registration Number
- Passport Number
- Ration Card Number
- Bank Account Number
- Any other identity proof issued by the Government of India
- Foreign Nationals who have PIO or OCI card applying for the NEET 2018 are required to provide their passport number for the same For NRIs either the passport or Aadhar number would be acceptable.
Students who do not have an Aadhar Card yet can apply for the same and can fill the NEET 2018 application form by using the registration number provided by the facilitation centre. Also, please make sure that no exemption would be provided to the candidates apart from the ones mentioned above.
3. NEET Exam - Medium / Languages
As per the NEET 2018 notification, the board confirmed that the NEET exam will be also be conducted in Urdu from now on. The exam is also conducted in English and Hindi along with regional languages such as Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Gujarat, Marathi, Kannada Telugu and Tamil.
Candidates who will opt for English as a medium of NEET exam will only get English paper. Whereas candidates opting for any other ten languages will get a bilingual paper. The question papers in Hindi and Urdu language will be available in all the centres across the country. However, the set of question papers in regional languages would only be available at selected examination centres in a specific state. Furthermore, NEET 2018 will also have a Common Question Paper in all languages as well.
4. Age Limit for NEET 2018 Aspirants
According to the NEET 2018 notification, the lower age limit for the NEET 2018 is 17 years on or before 31 December 2018. Whereas the upper age limit for the same is 25 years for the general category and with 5 years of relaxation for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) & people entitled under Rights of Persons under Disabilities Act which implies 25 years or less on 6 May 2018.
It is advised that the candidates go through the detailed NEET 2018 exam pattern in order to plan the approach for the exam day