National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG 2018)

Honourable Supreme Court of India not long ago gave an authoritative direction, that all the medical and dental seats in every institute (whether government or private) should be filled on the basis of candidates score in NEET examination only.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is a medical entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate course (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have the authority to conduct NEET examination across the country.

The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all other medical exams which were conducted by states or colleges themselves were replaced by the NEET examination in 2013.

Changes Made in NEET Exam in Past:

NEET was initially proposed to take place from 2012 onwards. But for a number of reasons, the CBSE and Medical Council of India postponed NEET by a year.

Then, NEET exam was first organised on 5 May 2013 across India for students seeking admission for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical courses.

But, On 18 July 2013, Honourable Supreme Court of India gave the decision in favour of 115 petitions and cancelled the NEET exam and gave a commanded MCI not to interfere with the admission process done by colleges.

However, NEET exam was again returned on April 11 2016, after a five-judge Constitution bench recalled and allowed the CBSE and the MCI to implement the common entrance test until the court decides afresh on its validity.