CBSE to conduct NEET for 2016-17 admission; SC asks for exam schedule on April 28
Govind Kumar, 28 Apr 2016, #NEET
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CBSE has agreed to conduct a national level medical entrance test NEET on April 27 even as Supreme Court asked the stakeholders- CBSE, MCI and Government of India, to chart out a schedule for test which was validated after the apex court quashed its earlier order of 2013 when it was scrapped.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of India has cleared the Medical Council of India (MCI) proposal for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), the national level medical entrance for medical colleges across the country setting aside its previous order under which common entrance examination for MBBS, BDS and PG courses were proscribed. Read the full story here.

The SC bench of Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and A K Goel on April 27 asked the stakeholders – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Medical Council of India (MCI) and Government of India (GoI) to present a plan for implementing the test from current academic year itself.


The counsels of CBSE, MCI and Union of India assured the court that “they are ready and willing to hold NEET examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17”. They further pledged to submit a schedule for the examination in the court on April 28.


The Court decision has come just 4 days before national level medical entrance test AIPMT is scheduled to be held across India for 15 per cent all India quota seats in government medical colleges.


There are many other medical entrance tests in India which have either been conducted or scheduled to be held in the month of May. Medical tests like KEAM, AMU medical test have already been conducted. Many other entrance tests like AIPMT, AIIMS JIPMER, Maharashtra CET are scheduled in the month of May.


The implementation of NEET may render all other medical entrance tests meaningless and upcoming medical exams are likely to be cancelled once CBSE announces dates for NEET.


NEET was declared illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2013. It was restored earlier this month when a five-judge Constitution bench recalled the earlier verdict and allowed the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to implement the common entrance test till the court decides afresh on its validity.



Since 2013, many state governments are conducting their admission tests separately.


Dan NGO Sankalp Charitable Trust had further approached the SC for implementation of NEET for admissions in MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges from the current academic year itself.


About 6-7 lakh candidates annually appear for medical entrance tests in India. There are about 80-90 entrance examinations conducted by different examination authorities for admissions to about 52000 MBBS seats in in more than 400 medical and dental colleges of India.

Now, candidates aspiring for medical entrance exams are likely to face a common medical entrance in a phased manner. During hearing in the Supreme Court the Health Ministry suggested to consider AIPMT 2016 as Phase I of NEET.  The Phase II of NEET might be scheduled tentatively in the month of mid-July.


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Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

We do not have 2019 data yet. But in 2018, under State quota, 508 marks secured a seat in Balangir Medical College under General Category. That was the cut off. Now cut offs change every year and are dependant on various factors like no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. Considering all these facts, you should atleast aim for 550 and above.


what is cut off neet 2019 for SMS medical collage for st boy

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

We do not have 2019 data yet. Neverthless, in 2018, under State Quota, 492 marks secured a seat in SMS Medical College, Jaipur under ST Category. Now that is 2018 data. Now cut offs change every year and are dependant on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exams, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. So to secure a seat in this college, in 2020, you should aim atleast for 550 and above.


what should a private candidate fill in the online form of neet? if he/she is a private student who got compartment in XII board exam 2019 in one sbject and he is going to appear compartment axam in february 2020 . what will he fill ? 1. he is appearing xii board or 2.he passed XII board

Ashish pal Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

Hello dear aspirant

As you have got compartment in 10+2 level and giving neet exam this year . You had passed intermediate but got failed in only one subject. Hence you are can fill  "intermediate passed" in 2019.

You will receive compartment marksheet surely but you are passed .

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i am date of birth is 18 january 2004, this year I will complet my 12th board plez can u tell me that is I am eligible for neet 2020 or not

Sachin Kumar 13th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per your date of birth you are eligible for the exam in 2020.As the student must be 16 or more to sit in the exam.

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