NEET registrations begin, apply online till March 9
This is the third year that admissions to all undergraduate medical and dental colleges across the country, after being reintroduced as a common entrance test in 2016.mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2018 01:08 IST
Registrations for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate programs have finally begun. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released a circular on Thursday, which marks February 8 to March 9 as the period for interested students to register for the examinations online.
“Candidates can register for the exam only through this online process. Instructions for the process and payment details are available on www.cbseneet.nic.in,” said a statement by CBSE. The application fee for regular students stands at Rs1,400, whereas students from reserved categories will pay Rs750, states the circular. “Aadhaar number is a very important criterion for all candidates in order to successfully register for NEET 2018,” added the circular.
This is the third year that admissions to all undergraduate medical and dental colleges across the country, after being reintroduced as a common entrance test in 2016. “NEET aspirants should ensure that their online payment to be eligible for the exam should be made by March 10, 23:50 hrs,” states the circular.
The registration process for NEET 2018 was delayed by more than a week this year, leaving parents as well as students worried. Many were worried about the NEET examination coinciding with the Maharashtra state Common Entrance Examination (MH-CET) exam in May, which would have left lakhs of students in a tight spot.
“Even after announcing the final date for NEET exam, there was no information of registration process made available. We were all worried that CBSE might start the registration process while our children will be busy studying for the class XII boards. At least now, they can finish this process and focus on their boards,” said Anjali Thakur, a parent.
NEET 2018 is scheduled to take place on May 6 this year, from 10am to 1pm. The exam will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.