NEET Latest News and Updates: AP and Telangana join All India Quota, exam may be held twice under NTA
Somesh S Menon, 21 Dec 2017, #NEET

With only a month remaining for the NEET 2018 official notification to be released, it is important for all aspirants to be aware of the latest NEET news and updates. Ever since the conclusion of the NEET admission process this year, various media outlets have regularly published news and updates on NEET. Candidates preparing for NEET 2018 will find it useful to be up-to-date with the NEET latest news and updates, including the most recent one as per which the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are all set to join the All India Quota scheme of NEET. As per media sources, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have managed to secure an exemption from the Central Government and will now be opening up the MBBS and BDS seats offered by their Government medical and dental colleges for All India Quota candidates.

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While an official notification regarding the same is still awaited, NEET 2018 aspirants can check initial details on the participation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in NEET as well as other important NEET 2018 latest news and updates on this page.


Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to join NEET All India Quota; J&K status unclear

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As per various media outlets, the respective Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Kamineni Srinivas and C Laxma Reddy, have separately confirmed the participation of their states in the All India Quota scheme of NEET from 2018 onwards. Till NEET 2017, both these states had opted out of offering 15% All India Quota seats to NEET qualified candidates. The states, along with Jammu and Kashmir, had reserved 100% of seats on offer in the medical and dental colleges located in their states for local candidates. This was as per the provisions of Article 371-D of the Constitution which was introduced in 1975 and allowed these states to be exempt from the national pool. Though the rule was introduced for undivided Andhra Pradesh, it had continued to stay in place even after the establishment of Telangana in 2014 and remained applicable to all national level exams including NEET.

While the current status of J&K with regard to participation in All India Quota for NEET 2018 remains unclear, the Government medical and dental colleges of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are expected to open up 15% of their seats for the NEET All India Quota. This also means that candidates from these states will no longer have to sign the self-declaration form at the time of filling NEET application form to be eligible for the All India Quota seats in other states. They will also automatically remain eligible for their own state’s seats under 85% State Quota.

As per local news reports, Andhra Pradesh, which has a total of 1900 MBBS seats, will offer 285 of these seats for the All India Quota pool. Andhra Pradesh candidates will now become eligible for around 4,400 All India Quota seats available in colleges across the country. By the same token, Telangana will offer 165 MBBS seats to the national pool and Telangana candidates will also become eligible for the 4,400 AIQ seats across the country.

The participation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be applicable for NEET PG as well. Official notifications are now awaited from both states and from the CBSE in this regard.


NEET could be held twice a year under NTA

As per a statement made by the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha in the Lok Sabha on Monday, December 18, plans are in the pipeline to hold NEET twice a year in the near future. This change is expected to take place as and when the newly-commissioned National Testing Agency (NTA) takes over the responsibility of conducting NEET from the hands of the CBSE. The intention behind allowing NEET to be conducted twice a year, unlike the single window format in which it is held now, is to help medical aspirants to give their best shot in the timeframe most suitable to them. "The exams will be conducted online at least twice a year, thereby giving an adequate opportunity to the candidates to bring out their best," Kushwaha was quoted saying. With the CBSE expected to remain responsible for conducting NEET until 2018, the bevy of changes that could be introduced to the overall NEET structure with the introduction of the NTA will only be seen from 2019 at the earliest. Until then, NEET will continue to be held once a year.                                                                                                               


National Medical Commission to replace MCI

One of the major NEET news and updates making the rounds of late is regarding the disbandment of the Medical Council of India and its replacement with a new National Medical Commission (NMC). The change, which has been in the offing for more than three years now, was finally confirmed after the Union Cabinet passed the Niti Aayog-framed National Medical Commission Billl 2017 on Friday, December 15. With the introduction of the NMC, exit exams to clear the MBBS course could soon become a reality.

To read more about what the introduction of the NMC means for medical aspirants, Click Here.


NEET 2018 to be held by May 10

Candidates keeping track of the latest NEET 2018 news and updates must have come across the news being circulated by various education portals and media channels that the exam is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2018. As per a MCI Executive Committee Report however, the exam will be held ‘by’ and not necessarily ‘on’ May 10, meaning that the possibility of it being conducted on the first Sunday of May, ie. May 6, 2018, as per the established practice still holds strong.

To read more about the tentative NEET 2018 exam date, Click Here.


Confusions persist over NEET age limit and number of attempts

With less than five months remaining for NEET 2018 to be held, many aspirants are confused regarding the NEET eligibility criteria, particularly that of an upper age limit and number of attempts allowed per candidate. The CBSE had unexpectedly introduced a cap on the number of NEET attempts and an upper age limit criteria in NEET 2017, which had to be modified and removed later after a huge outcry from students. As per the latest NEET news and updates circulating in various portals, possibilities exist that the upper age limit criteria may be reintroduced for NEET 2018. The modified ‘number of attempts’ rule in NEET will remain in place, but candidates are unsure as to how exactly it applies to them.

For more clarity on the number of attempts in NEET rule and the NEET upper age limit criteria, Click Here.

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What do we have to fill in the state of eligibility (15% all india quota) column in neet form? Do we have to fill the domicile state or any state of our choice?

Harshit 15th Dec, 2019
Hello dear !
You have to fill your domicile state only for which you are eligible to get admission under 85% of state quota. Further at the time of counseling you would have to produce documents proving your domicile state filled in the application form . Those documents can  be your

  1. Domicile certificate
  2. your 10th and 12th class marksheet indicating that you have studied in a recognised institution in your domicile state .
Thanks !
feel free to ask all your queries.

I am a 2017 passout from 2017. I gave neet in 2017 2018 and 2019. This year I took admission in Btech Agrivultural Engineering but still wants to give neet.Which code should I opt for????

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Dec, 2019
Hello Akriti

As you are pursuing btech, you need to choose the code 07 as code 07 is for aspirants who have passed any other examination which in scope and standard is equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects .

You are eligible for neet examination only if you have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category.

Steps you need to follow for filling neet application form are listed below "-

  • First of all you need to do registration
  • Then filling in the application of NEET 2020
  • Now you need to upload scanned images of the documents
  • Then NEET application fee payment
  • And finally printing of confirmation page.

For detailed information go through our page for which link is provided below :-


i am in 1st year of bsc but i have not attaining any of the semesters.what should be my code in neet 2020 ?

KISHORE LOHRA 15th Dec, 2019

dear satyabrata,

since you're a candidate who are now currently in first year of bsc course. so still your qualification code in neet ug is 05.

Here I am describing about the code 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.

if you want to know more information about neet ug then you can go through the below link


Did locomotary dissablity of lower limb is eligible for ph category reservation in neet?

Harshit 15th Dec, 2019
Hello dear !
First of all I want to tell you that as per the latest NEET(UG)-2020 information brochure , a total of 5% of reservation is provided to physically handicapped aspirant.
There are various guidelines and criteria under which a physically handicapped candidate gets 5% reservation under pwd quota (person with disability) .
As per mci latest circular for neet-2020 , locomotive disability of limbs is included in criteria for pwd quota.
But the main important thing to note is the locomotive disability must be 40%-80% for the candidate to be eligible to get admitted in a medical course under pwd quota through neet -2020 .
This assesment would be done by medical board of governers at specified centres by mci which i am listing down here
  1. Vardhman mahaveer medical college and safdarganj hospital , new delhi
  2. All india institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation (for locomotor disability only) , hazi ali , mumbai
  3. Institute of post graduate medical education and research , kolkata
  4. Madras medical college , park town , chennai
  5. Goa medical college , tiswadi , goa
  6. Sms medical college , jaipur , rajasthan
  7. Institute of medical sciences , banaras hindu university , varanasi , uttar pradesh
So you have to verify your disability at one of these centres and get your ph certificate.
Afterwards you will be eligible for admission under pwd quota if your disability is assesed to be between 40%-80%.
Thanku , feel free to ask any doubt

the eligibility of mbbs of goverment college (marks in 10+2) with neet exam

Arpita Mandal 15th Dec, 2019
Cut off marks varies every year depending upon the students appeared, marks that students obtained, difficulty level of the question and so on. So it's tough to predict, but i am sharing previous years and 2020 expected cutoff, go through the link, hopefully you will get an idea about the cutoff

And you need to score a aggregate of 50% marks in PCB including English in +12 from any recognised board be it CBSE/ICSE/STATE BOARD etc.
Best wishes!
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