The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be the only examination for MBBS and BDS programmes in different institutions of the state from 2017-18. Related Post -NEET 2019NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019NEET Application Form 2019NEET Admit Card 2019“As per the Supreme Court's order and ordinance passed by the Government of India, CBSE will conduct NEET for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats across the country. Further, candidates who are willing to take admissions in medical and dental seats in Karnataka, including those with private colleges, have to necessarily appear in NEET,” a notification on KEA website stated.
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According to the officials, the candidates who will qualify in the NEET examination for Karnataka state will be eligible to select medical and dental seat based on the NEET scores. Further, KEA will prepare the merit list based on NEET scores and allot 85 per cent Government Quota seats.
Since, NEET scores will be accepted for the first time in Karnataka for Government quota seats, KEA has put information on its website on the question paper pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus and NEET 2016 question paper along with other detailed information about the exam.
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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 Government had also made it optional for State Government to conduct admissions basis NEET 2016 scores. Read the full story here.
Henceforth, many states had accepted NEET scores including Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. Though, Karnataka had conducted its own entrance exam in 2016.
Other states are also expected to announce admission to MBBS and BDS programme through NEET. The counselling process, however, will be a centralized exercise for each state government.
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.
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SEBC reservation is for socially and economically backward whose income is less than 8 lakhs per annum. And as this reservation is given at State Leve, you do not have this option in NEET application form. So please select OBC-NCL as your Category if your annual income from all sources is less than 8 lakhs per annum. But if it is more than 8 lakhs per annum, you have to select General Category and while filling Maharashtra State Counselling form, you ca select SEBC.
Tanisha, it will code 02 if you belong to any other State except for Karnataka. Code 02 says: The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
But if you belong to Karnataka, your code will be 03.
NEET 2020 counselling will start from the third week of June.The counselling of NEET 2020 will be conducted entirely in online mode.Candidates willing to participate in the NEET counselling will be required to register online in the MCC website.Only those candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 with the minimum required percentile(minimum cutoff) will be eligible to participate in the counselling of NEET 2020.
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