The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made available NEET Phase 2 application forms for all medical aspirants from May 26, 2016. Aspirants opting for application fee through e-challan, can submit their applications till June 21, while candidates paying the examination fee online, can submit their application form till June 25. The phase 2 of NEET 2016 will be held on July 24.
According to CBSE, which is the test conducting authority of the medical entrance exam, the application form for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET Phase II) can be filled in online mode only as no any other mode is available. Candidates, aspiring to apply for NEET 2016 Phase II, will be required to first register themselves. The registration process of NEET 2016 is a three-stage procedure where the first stage involves obtaining the online registration number while the second and third stages include uploading photograph and making payment through the online mode or bank challan.
Before applying, aspiring candidates must know all the eligibility conditions. As per CBSE, candidates with 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2016, will only be considered eligible to apply for the entrance exam. Along with this minimum age criteria, general category candidates must have passed or will be passing class 10+2 or equivalent exam with 50% marks, while the qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC category in Class XII is 40 %.
As per directives of the Supreme Court, candidates who could not register in the All-India Pre Medical and Dental Test (AIPMT)/NEET Phase I, held on May 1, can apply for NEET Phase II. Besides this, NEET Phase 2 exam can be taken by all candidates irrespective of their appearance in AIPMT/NEET Phase 1. However, NEET phase 1 examinees will lose their NEET Phase 1 Score for NEET Phase 2.
CBSE had scheduled NEET Phase 2 exam after Supreme Court ruled single medical exam replacing all state-level and private entrance exam. However, the Centre has promulgated an ordinance which allows states to conduct their own admission test for current academic year. Private medical colleges and deemed institutions will conduct admission to their management quota seats through NEET only. NEET 2016 score will be the basis for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes in 15% all India quota seats, and management quota seats of private medical colleges and deemed institutions. Read the full story here.
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