NEET Basics

Most of the basic information about NEET, its pattern, probable dates and other related information can be found online easily. So, we will refrain from repeating the details once again here. We will just provide a summary or important points that need to be kept in mind with respect to NEET, especially for the TN students.

Important – The entire application process is online only, including payment, there is no offline application process. You need to have a digital copy of the photograph and the signature of the candidate.

  • Qualifying in NEET is mandatory to get admitted in any of the medical colleges across India, whether it is Govt or Private.
  • NEET is mandatory to get admitted in
    • Govt Medical colleges across India under All India Quota Seats
    • State Govt Medical colleges under state quota of seats
    • Private Medical colleges and Private/deemed university seats across India
  • No need to write separate exams for CMC, AFMC, St.Jhons, Sri Ramachandra, SRM etc.,
  • As mentioned earlier, AIIMS and JIPMER admissions are not done through NEET . They have their own entrance exam and admission process.
  • The exam is being conducted in English and Hindi and as well as about eight regional languages, including Tamil.
  • Aadhar card might be mandatory to write the exam.
  • NEET exam is a qualifying and an eligibility exam.
  • Qualifying in the entrance exam does not automatically guarantee a medical seat.
  • The admission process mostly done through counseling is a separate activity done by the respective admission authorities.
  • Admissions to All India Quota seats is done by MCI and the state govt seats by the respective state govt admission authorities.
  • For private colleges and universities the admissions should have been through a single window counseling, but as of last year it was done individually.
  • The tentative date for NEET 2017 exam is scheduled onĀ  May 7
  • NEET exam is based on various state syllabi including CBSE and on the NCERT curriculum




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