Technical glitch faced by NIOS and private schooling applying for NEET Exam 2018; Solution!

The NEET Exam 2018 is about to conduct on the 06th May’ 2018 this year, for admission in undergraduate courses of MBBS and BDS across India. This entrance exam is mandatory to apply for MBBS and BDS courses in various government and private medical science institutes. Initially, the eligibility criteria dishonored the same for open school and private candidates. Later, the intervention of the Honorable High Court, Delhi; CBSE made the amendment in the eligibility criteria for open school and private candidates.

What is the stand of CBSE for eligibility of open school and private candidates for NEET Exam 2018?

NEET Exam 2018 is the entrance exam for admission in undergraduate courses in medical and dental institutes of India. Students, who are aiming to study for MBBS or BDS in India, they need to appear and qualify for this exam.

This year, CBSE is conducting the NEET Exam 2018 this year. They have released the official eligibility criteria for the same. And, as per the initial notifications; students who are from NIOS/State Open School or private students were not eligible to appear NEET. Also, students who have passed Biology as an additional subject were not allowed to apply NEET Exam 2018.

This was considered against the interest of the students who were not able to make it as a regular student or who have completed their +2 with Biology as an additional subject. Later, the issue has been registered with NIOS by students, in order to get an equal opportunity to decide their dream career with medical science.

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The same has been taken up to the Honorable High Court of Delhi; which came into the favor of open school and private candidates on 28th February’ 2018. The CBSE accepted the verdict and later on 1st of March they have released a public notice for the same. After the verdict, the following students are also eligible to apply for NEET Exam 2018 as given here.

  • Candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 aged above 30 years
  • Candidates from NIOS/State Open School
  • Candidates who have passed Biology as an additional subject
  • Candidates who have passed as a private candidate

Apart from the above mentioned amendments; other conditions of NEET will remain same for this year. Now, these students can also apply for the NEET Exam 2018.

What was the technical glitch with NEET Exam 2018 online application and what is the solution for it?

The Honorable High Court of Delhi and NEET exam 2018 organizing authority grant permission to students from open school and private candidates to appear in the exam, which was not there before. After this decision; students from open school and private candidates can also apply for NEET.

But, here came a twist; as NEET was not meant for open school and private candidates; so there is no provision for these candidates to mention their qualification details (especially the class 11th details) and neither they can skip some of this information; it has been declared as a technical glitch in the online NEET application for open school and private candidates. The same has been brought in the notice of CBSE; after that CBSE released another notice with the latest development with it.

  • 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
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Students can take reference from the above information and apply online for NEET Exam 2018 this year. The mentioned “technical glitch” has been fixed successfully with it.

Sunita Roy

Sunita is a writer, blogger, and researcher with special interest in the medical field. She has been covering the competitive examinations conducted at the national level for admission to medical and dental courses for the last 5 years. NEET UG, NEET PG, AIIMS MBBS, Nursing are some of the exams extensively covered by the writer. She writes on all the related topics such as application process, exam pattern, syllabus, admit, card, result, and counselling details.

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