The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for aspirants to study any graduate medical course (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). As per the Supreme Court's order, NEET 2016 and now NEET 2017 would be the only examination to be undertaken to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. This examination is also valid for applying to private colleges across the country.
Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET’s, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.
National Eligibilty Entrance Exam (NEET) was initially proposed to be held from 2012 onwards. However, for several reasons, the CBSE and MCI (Medical Council of India) postponed NEET that year. The first NEET exam was announced by the Government and held for the first time on 5 May 2013 across the country for aspirants seeking admission for both UG and PG courses. But on 18 July 2013, Supreme Court gave a decision in favour of 115 petitions and cancelled the NEET exam. SC announced that MCI could not interfere with the admission procedure done by colleges.
NEET was declared illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India in 2013. However, it was restored on April 11 2016, after a five-judge Constitution bench recalled the earlier verdict and allowed the Central Government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to implement the common entrance test until the court decides afresh on its validity.
As per the orders of Honourable Supreme Court, there will be a single medical entrance exam all over India for admission into medical and dental colleges. The colleges will not be able to conduct their own medical entrance exam and thus all will accept students based on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2017 (NEET) Score. All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), is now known as NEET. The total number of seats offered under NEET are 53,430 which is distributed accordingly.
- All private colleges : 25,840
- All government colleges : 27,590
- NEET Counselling seats : 3,521
- NEET Basis seats : 35,461
NEET Syllabus 2018
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