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Ayupp Fact Check

Post successful conduction of the National Eligibility Entrance Test on May 6, 2018, all eyes are now on the results. MBBS and BDS candidates are eagerly awaiting the results of NEET 2018.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which conducted the national level exam is expected to announce NEET Result by the first week of June. Since, NEET has become the premier national level entrance exam providing admission in MBBS and BDS courses there is a lot of curiosity among aspirants related to each and every development post exam.

NEET 2018 Counselling Details

Counselling would be conducted post result announcement for candidates who have qualified NEET 2018 exam by securing equal to or more than the NEET Cut off determined by CBSE.

NEET Counselling would be done in two manners. Out of all available seats, 15% would fall under the All India Quota and counselling for them would be conducted by CBSE. All candidates except candidates from Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would be applicable for counselling cum admission on All India quota seats. Those who take part in All India Counselling can also participate in State Counselling. However, if seats remain vacant in the all India quota, these will later be converted to the state quota.

On the other hand, counselling for the remaining 85% of the seats would be conducted by the respective state government and their designated authorities and domicile criteria would be applicable (as per the rules and notification). For the same, candidates need to register on the concerned state counselling websites. The counselling for 85% state quota will be conducted on the basis of candidate’s rank in state merit list. Admission to colleges in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and J&K will be done solely on the basis of state quota.

Documents required at time of Counselling

Candidates would be required to carry certain essential documents to the counselling venue for registration and counselling cum admission purpose.The list of documents required for the same are listed below:

  • Class 10th Mark sheet and Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark sheet and Certificate
  • Valid Id proof
  • Two Passport size photograph
  • Community Certificate (If applicable)
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET rank letter

Candidates appearing for counselling must carry two to three sets of the above-mentioned documents with them while visiting the counselling venue.

NEET 2018 Answer Key

The official answer key would be released on the website of CBSE. The expected time for the release of Answer Key is the first week of June (before the announcement of results).

Candidates would be able to estimate their performance in the exam by checking their marked answer against the answer mentioned in the answer key. This would help them to analyse their chances of getting the college and course of their choice.

A good number of students registered this year  

NEET has seen a fair number of registrations in the past two-three years of its inception (Post NEET there was AIPMT). After centralization of NEET as a sole medical entrance exam, the number of candidates registering for the same has increased.As per estimates, around 13 lakh candidates registered for NEET 2018 to get a seat in the medical college of their choice.

New Introductions this year

This year NEET 2018 exam came with some new changes that were notified last year. The removal of bar on the number of attempts was the first change inducted in the exam from this year. Apart from that, the All India Quota seats would see a rise this year as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined the NEET scheme of examination for admission into the medical/dental colleges in the state.Among others, Urdu as a language option was also introduced which would help the candidates with their education done in Urdu.

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