NEET – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Pursuant to the Notification published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 21st December, 2010, the Medical Council of India (MCI) with the approval of the Central Government amended the regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and made provision for a Single Eligibility cum Entrance Examination, namely, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS Course. The Dental Council of India (DCI) also amended the BDS Course Regulations 2007 and notified in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2012 that admission to BDS course in each academic year shall be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). MCI has decided to conduct the All India Level Common Entrance Examinations for admission to Medical Under Graduate (NEET-UG), Post Graduate (NEET-PG) and Super Specialty (NEET-SP) courses from the academic year 2013.
Admission to MBBS/BDS courses across the country will be carried out through an All India Medical Entrance Examination named National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which will be organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will cater to admissions in all the government and private medical and dental colleges in the country on the basis of its merit list. Although private colleges, including some deemed universities, have been trying to avoid NEET, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has made it clear that NEET will replace the multiple tests for admission to medical colleges from the academic year 2013.
An all India merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/ BDS courses from the said lists only.Under-graduate courses at the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in New Delhi and Post-graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh may be outside the NEET’s purview as these institutes were set up by separate laws.
- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) will be governed by the rules and regulations specified by the Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India and the Government of India.
- Appearance in NEET does not confer any right to the candidate for admission in MBBS/ BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/ BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for running MBBS/BDS Courses as per Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and BDS Course Regulations 2007 is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the respective universities and medical institutions.
- Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by the CBSE.
- Incomplete application or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee deposited will not be refunded in such cases.
- Fee will neither be carried forward to a future Examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Online applications and/or their confirmation of submission received after the due date will not be entertained and exam fee will not be returned in such cases. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
- Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the CBSE from time to time. There is no equity or any rights that are/or deemed to be arising in favour of candidates.
- CBSE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET even though the Roll Number and Admit Card have been issued by the Board.
- Candidate’s eligibility is purely provisional and is subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Board.
- In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/ criteria regarding determination of eligibility/ conduct of examination/ registration of candidates/ information contained therein, the interpretation of the CBSE shall be final and binding.