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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advantages of NEET
• NEET will put a full stop to exam malpractices including impersonation
and seat blocking.
• NEET will give a fair opportunity to all students to get medical
seats across the country.
• NEET will lessen burden on students who otherwise have to appear
for over 50 admission tests across the country.
Disadvantages of NEET
• Students studying in regional languages may find it difficult.
• Exam may further increase the divide b