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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Thursday that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses will be held on 6 May and online registration has started.
Online is the only source to take the admission through the CBSE's official website www.cbseneet.nic.in for which aadhaar card is mandatory also the candidates can register till 9 March till 11.50 pm. The last date for successful payment of fee online is 10 March till 11.50 pm, according to the admission notice.
The fee is Rs 1,400 for general category candidates and Rs 750 for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped candidates, according to ZEE Newsreport.
From this year, the CBSE will have a uniform question paper across all languages for students taking the NEET.
The exam will have one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology, said Hindustan Times report. The timing of paper would be three hours from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm.
Aadhaar number is mandatory for all except from those from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya and the applicants must give their consent to the CBSE to validate the same.
In case of any mismatch in the Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender, the candidates will not be able to fill up the form.
A candidate must have completed the age of 17 at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before31 December, 2018, that is the year of his/ her admission to first year of MBBS or BDS course, according to the eligibility criteria.
The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission to these courses shall be 25 years as on the date of the examination with a relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to SC/ST and OBC categories and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.
Students who have passed subjects physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology and English and obtained a minimum of 50 percent marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology or biotechnology will be eligible to apply.
Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and OBC category who have obtained 40 percent marks in physics, chemistry and biology or biotechnology taken together will be eligible.
(With PTI inputs)