NEET UG 2018 is organized as per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2018 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018, National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2018 (NEET-UG-2018) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
The NEET (UG), 2018 will be conducted on 6th May, 2018 (Sunday). The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.
NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. However, many colleges and institutes had taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses. Last NEET entrance exam(2017) was held on 7th may and results were declared on 23rd May
The Undergraduate NEET exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, and was held for the first time on 5th May 2013.With regards to the marking, each correct answer achieves four marks, with one mark being deducted for every wrong answer
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.
|Colleges||No. of seats offered|
|All private colleges||25,840|
|All government colleges||27,590|
|NEET Counselling seats||3,521|
|NEET Basis seats||35,461|
NEET is also for admission into 15% seats in government Medical and Dental colleges and in all private medical and dental colleges all over India except Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. These states do not participate in NEET (15% all India quota).In 2018 NEET UG is conducted in both Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.
Following the announcement from the Medical Council of India that it would introduce the NEET-UG exam in 2012, several states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu strongly opposed the change, stating that there was a huge variation in the syllabus proposed by the MCI and their state syllabi. Even though NEET 2016 is conducted in English and Hindi, it was announced that students can write exams in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati languages from 2017 onwards. Kannada, Odia languages are added to the list so that students can write the exams in nine Indian languages and English. The Supreme Court of India quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all Medical and Dental colleges on 18th July 2013. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination