CBSE gives clarification on eligibility criteria for NEET

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) clarified that it has no role to decide eligibility criteria for medical entrance exam NEET 2018. The board has also shed light on the grievances. The board said that the grievances should be submitted to Medical Council of India (MCI).

HOW DOES THE CLARIFICATION COME UP?

The clarification came following several complaints received by the board for barring students from appearing NEET

The students barred from the exam were open school candidates and class 12 students who had biology as an additional subject

READ THE INFORMATION BULLETIN AND FAQS:

According to CBSE, candidates are requested to kindly read the information bulletin and FAQs hosted on NEET's website before sending the grievance to the board in any form.

IMPORTANT DATES:

NEET will be held on May 6 this year

The online application process began on February 8 and the last date to register is March 9

The last date to pay exam fee online is March 10 till 11:50 pm

NEW EXAM CENTRES FOR NEET:

Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (2), Gujarat (3), Maharashtra (6), Odisha (4), Tamil Nadu (2), Kerala (5), Telangana (2), West Bengal (3), Uttar Pradesh (3) and one new centre each in Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Karnataka and Uttarakhand.

NEET TO BE CONDUCTED IN 150 CITIES:

According to HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, NEET will be conducted in 150 cities this year, as against 107 last year.

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