The Medical Council of India with the approval of the Central Government notified the following amendments in the
‘Regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997’ as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary on 21st December, 2010 and 15 February, 2012. Also, the Dental Council of India with the approval of Central Government notified the following amendments to the ‘BDS Course Regulations, 2007’ as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31 stMay, 2012:
a. There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses’ in each academic year.
b. In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum marks in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ held for the said academic year besides obtaining minimum prescribed marks at the qualifying examination.
c. The reservation of seats in medical/dental colleges for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in States/Union Territories. 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.
d. No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS Courses in the said academic year.
e. All admissions to MBBS/BDS courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.
f. The Central Board of Secondary Education shall be the organization to conduct National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
Accordingly, the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the First National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in the session 2013-14 on Sunday, the 05thMay, 2013.
The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Counselling Authorities.
NEET APPLICABLE FOR :
PATTERN OF NEET 2013 :
(i) Pattern of the Entrance Examination:-
The Entrance Examination shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options
with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of paper would be 03 hours.
(ii) Language of the Question Papers:-
All candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.
Candidates seeking admission under 15% All India quota seats and in AFMC should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.
Candidates who have passed/appearing their class XII or equivalent qualifying examination from the State Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and seeking admission in the institutions located in the State concerned under State Quota seats only can opt for Question Paper in their respective Regional Language i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.
Candidates seeking admission under State Quota seats of more than one State should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.
Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only and the candidates opting for other languages would be provided Test Booklet in English with translation in the language as per choice of the candidate.
Candidates opting for Question Paper in Regional languages should choose Centre Cities within the geographical limit of the State concerned.
Option of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
DATE OF EXAMINATION
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) –UG, 2013 will be conducted on Sunday the 05th May 2013 from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm. (The duration of paper would be 3 hours)
The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS :
Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG).
Commencement of Submission of Online Application - 01.12.2012
Online Application Submission Last Date without Late Fee - 31.12.2012
Period of submission of Online Application with late fee 01.01.2013 to 31.01.2013
Last Date of Receipt of Confirmation Page in CBSE - Application without late fee
Last Date of Receipt of Confirmation Page in CBSE - Application with late fee