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Apr 2016

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We have updated a recent article on how medical admission via NEET 2017 (next year) will be conducted. Please read this article for latest update - http://www.idreamcareer.com/blog/MBBS-admission-NEET-2017-process

 

Latest Updates as on 27th May 2016:

1. CBSE NEET website (www.aipmt.nic.in) active. Apply online for NEET PhaseII till midnight of June 21. Candidates who could not register or appear in NEET-I or those having the apprehension that they had not prepared well, subject to submission of an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-I, can apply in NEET-II.

3. Students who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. Note: When you apply for NEET-2, your candidature for NEET-1 automatically gets surrendered/withdrawn.

4. Honorable President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, has passed an ordinance and now a few State Government will still be able to hold their Medical Entrance Exams, however this is only for this (2016-17) academic session. Basically, States now have the option of either conducting their own exam or being part of the NEET to fill 85% of the undergraduate medical and dental seats for this year. 15% of the remaining seats will be filled through NEET route.

5. For this year, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar and Chandigarh will admit students under NEET. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, which do not conduct an entrance examination for medical and dental colleges, will continue to admit students on the basis of marks obtained in Class XII examinations this year. However, all management quota seats shall be filled by the private colleges and deemed universities through the NEET examination only.

6. AIIMS & JIPMER will still continue to hold entrance exams as scheduled.

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After much uproar last year about having a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS & BDS courses, finally this year Supreme Court has cleared the decks for holding the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). It will be held in 2 phases for the academic year 2016-17.

Although this is a very good move, however it has come quite late and has caused a lot of confusion among students who are already preparing for state level or privately held entrance exams.

The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 will be treated as NEET-I, so students who are preparing for AIPMT exam can breathe a sigh of relief. Those who have not applied for AIPMT can appear in NEET-II, which will be held on July 24. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam. The result of both these exams will be declared on August 17, so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.

With this order, all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stands scrapped. In other words, this means that except for AIPMT & NEET, all other medical entrance exams stand void.

 

Why Two NEETS

NEET-1: For this (2016 - 17) academic session only, AIPMT will be treated as NEET-1 as students have already applied for it. Since it is scheduled for May 1, last-minute changes would be difficult for students who have prepared for it.

NEET-2: Those students who have not applied for AIPMT can take this examination. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam.

 

Exam Schedule

NEET-1: May 1

NEET-2: July 24

Results for NEET -I & NEET-II: August 17

Admissions: September 30

 

Important things to know at a glance

  1. All medical colleges in India will take students through NEET only. (For academic year 2016 - 17, please refer to the latest update at the begining of this article.)
  2. This academic session (2016 - 17) NEET will be conducted in two phases, May 1 & July 24. This doesn’t mean that the NEET exam will be conducted in two stages, but that the exam will be conducted two times as the decision has come late.
  3. Only the students who applied for AIPMT 2016 can appear for NEET-1, which is being held on May 1. (Basically AIPMT is now converted into NEET-1).
  4. Students who didn’t apply for AIPMT 2016 can sit for Phase 2 of NEET, which is being held on July 24.
  5. Students can appear for both NEET-1 & NEET-2. Those who appeared for NEET-I can also sit for NEET-2 exam provided they withdraw their candidature of NEET-1 exam.
  6. Except for AIPMT, any other state level or privately held Medical Entrance exams (Manipal, COMEDK, etc) in India stand cancelled now. (For academic year 2016 - 17, please refer to the latest update at the begining of this article.)
  7. CBSE will provide all India rank and admitting authorities will invite applications for counseling and merit list shall be drawn based on the all India rank. The all India merit list and state-wise merit list of qualified candidates will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in NEET and students will be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the existing reservation policies.
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