Open School and Private Candidates are unable to apply with NEET Exam 2018

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET Exam is the entrance exam for students who want to go for graduation in medical course, dental course or postgraduate course in government or private medical colleges of India. This is a national level exam, but it was not meant for open school and private candidates. So, students from open school and private candidates were not entitled to appear in NEET 2018. These students don’t fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for NEET exam 2018.

However, after the intervention of the Honorable High Court, Delhi the organizing authorities allowed the open and private candidates to appear in the NEET exam 2018 as per the public notice dated 01/03/2018 from CBSE, Delhi. But, despite the order from the Honorable High Court, Delhi; a number of students are unable to apply online due to some technical glitch on the online application website for NEET Exam 2018.

What was the “technical glitch” with NEET online application form?

The eligibility criteria for NEET Exam 2018 disqualified open school and private candidates to appear in it. This was the reason that they didn’t keep a provision for open school and private candidates in their online application form.

Later, after the intervention of the Honorable High Court, Delhi, CBSE had withdrawn the restriction for open school and private candidates for appearing in NEET exam. Here, came the technical glitch as earlier it was not meant for open school and private candidates; so there were some mandate options to fill some details, which is not applicable for open school and private candidates.

How the technical glitch got noticed?

So, due to this issue; despite the order from the High Court, students were facing issues with it. Due to this issue, there were some complaints registered with NIOS authorities; who took it further with CBSE for resolution. As per the official spokespersons from CBSE; “We are working on the problem. The students can fill only their Class XII details in the box and the system should accept.”

The NIOS officials also acknowledged the same as; “the issue could be solved only on Monday, the next working day. Board officials termed the problem a technical glitch.”

What is the solution for technical glitch with the NEET online application?

The CBSE released a public notice for the same as a solution for that technical glitch on 05.03.2018 stating; “it is informed that candidates from Open School and Private Candidates when submitting their application form for NEET (UG), 2018, may submit details as suggested below under the information of Class XI.”

  • NAME OF SCHOOL/COLLEGE – SAME AS OF CLASS XII
  • Year of Passing – ONE YEAR BEFORE THE PASSING OF CLASS XII
  • Place of Study – AS APPLICABLE
  • State where Class XI School/College is located – AS OF CLASS XII
  • District where Class XI School/College is located – AS OF CLASS XII

The last date for applying with NEET Exam 2018 is 09.03.2018 (Friday) up to 23:50 Hrs. (IST) and successful payment of online fee is 10.03.2018 (Saturday) up to 23:50 Hrs. (IST); so students are advised to fill their online form as earliest possible and pay online fee too. However, the court is about to decide, whether the students from open and private candidatures will be allowed to write the exams or not.

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