Kerala to accept NEET 2017 scores

Kerala to accept NEET 2017 scoresThe Kerala Government on December 20 decided not to conduct separate entrance exam for medical as well as its allied programmes from the 2017-18 academic year. The students would be instead admitted to medical, agricultural, AYUSH and veterinary sciences on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam authority, Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala is expected to release a notification on the same soon.

According to the media reports, the decision to accept NEET for even the allied programmes was taken at the Cabinet meeting by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

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Till last year, admissions to approximately 1,895 MBBS and 840 BDS seats in Government, Government Controlled Self Financing and Private self-financing medical and dental colleges of Kerala were made through the state level entrance exam-KEAM.

 

Supreme Court’s order on NEET

The Supreme Court on May 9, 2016 had ruled that only NEET would enable students to get admissions to MBBS and BDS seats. With this judgment, all private and Government medical entrance exams including KCET had stood cancelled. Read the full story here.

 

Ordinance on NEET

The Centre, however, had passed an ordinance on May 20, 2016 to defer NEET by a year for State Governments and their affiliated institutions in the academic year-2016. The Centre had also made it optional for state governments to conduct admissions on the basis of NEET 2016 scores. Read the full story here.

 

Kerala had conducted its own entrance exam in 2016. Though, many states like Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand among others had accepted NEET scores.

 

Other states are also expected to announce admission to MBBS and BDS programme through NEET. Further, the counselling process will be a centralised exercise for each state.

 

Recently, the Centre has announced that NEET will be also be conducted in six vernacular languages apart from Hindi and English. Read the full story here.

 

Stay tuned to www.medicine.careers360.com for more information on NEET 2017

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I am constantly getting a rank around 3500 in aiats for neet can i expect a medical seat with this constancy

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When is the last date to submit Neet application form?

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Does 12th marks affect when we take admission in medical college or else only neet marks consider?

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Now a days only neet marks are added in merit list.
No such 12th percentage are considered there.

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When will NEET 2018 application forms release?

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It is expected that NEET 2018 Application form will be tentatively out in the last week of January.

According, to latest change NEET 2018 exam will be held on 6th May 2018. 

 

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I am an "open schooling" student from Delhi but my board is CBSE, can I give NEET 2018

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There is as such no official news regarding the same.

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