The tentative dates for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 undergraduate courses has been released. The NEET UG 2017 examination is likely to be held on May 7, 2017. across the nation at various centres.
The examination is held for admissions into MBBS/BDS courses in medical and dental colleges across the country.
The official notification about the same are yet to be released. According to Indiatoday, the last date of registration process is likely to be out by January 23, 2017.
Recently, the Union Ministry of Health announced that the NEET 2017 examination will be held in 8 regionl languages for the academic session 2017-18. The languages are Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
Last year, NEET conducted by CBSE was made as a single entrance test mandatory for admissions into medical colleges. According to the Union Health Ministry, the candidates qualifying NEET will be eligible for all India quota and other quotas under the State governments and institutes irrespective of the medium taken by candidates, subject to other eligibility criteria.
NEET has replaced AIPMT and has been made mandatory for admissions in all-India medical/dental colleges which means no other state can conduct its separate medical entrance.
In another development, the government of Kerala has decided not to conduct separte entrance test by the state for admissions into medical and other professional courses except engineering. Thereafter, NEET scores will be considered for admissions into to all medical agricultural, AYUSH, veterinary science programmes.