How can NIOS aspirants fill the NEET Application form 2018

Last Updated - March 07 2018

On the order of the Delhi High Court, on February 24, 2018, CBSE announced a notification allowing students of National Institute of Open Schooling(NIOS) to fill the application form for NEET 2018. CBSE clarified that it is the duty of Medical Council of India to decide the eligibility criteria. CBSE only acts as the convenor of the examination and implements the guidelines set by MCI.

Following this, the central government decided to allow NIOS students to appear for NEET 2018.  Medical Council of India previous debarred the students from open schools to appear for NEET 2018 citing that they cannot match the level of the regular school student and hence should not be allowed to appear for the exam. This judgment of the government came as a relief to such aspirants.

Technical Hoopla!

A huge number of participants were unable to clear the online NEET 2018 application procedure as the website asked them to fill in details such as the year they passed Class XI and the name of the school and its address where they studied. Students of NIOS appear straight for Class XII examination and do not appear for Class XI due to which they faced a huge problem.

To counter this glitch CBSE announced a public notice on March 05, 2018, stating that all the NIOS participants will have to enter the details of their Class XII in the application form for the asked Class XI details.

How can NIOS Aspirants Apply??

NIOS students will also have to follow the same process as the regular students. All the aspirants have to fill the application form in an online method at the official website of NEET. The online portal to fill application form will be functional till March 09, 2018. Since 2017, CBSE made Aadhaar card compulsory document for registration.

  • Enter the details asked in the application form such as Name, DoB, Nationality, Mobile Number, etc.
  • Next step is to log in and fill in the need details asked in the application form like individual details, Choice of Examination Centre, Academic Details and Address and Details of Parents. 
  • On completion of registration, aspirants will receive a Registration Number and Password on their registered mobile number.
  • Visit the official website www.cbseneet.nic.in and click on the ‘New Registration’ link.
  • NIOS students must keep in mind that they have to fill in the details of Class XII in the place where Class XI details are asked and the year of passing Class XI must be a year prior to Class XII:
  • Read the instructions cautiously and click on ‘Apply Online’. 
Name of School/CollegeSame as Class XII
Year of PassingONE YEAR BEFORE THE PASSING OF CLASS XII
Place of StudyAS APPLICABLE
State where Class XI School/College is situatedAS OF CLASS XII
District where Class XI School/College is situatedAS OF CLASS XII
  • After filling in all the details, you will need to upload your passport sized Photograph, Signature, and Left Hand Thumb Impression.
DocumentSizeFormatRemarks
Photograph10 – 100kbJPGPhoto must have aspirant’s name & Date when the photo was taken
Signature3 – 20 kbJPGSign must be done with a blue or black pen on white background
  • Take a print out of NEET Application Form as well as on the confirmation page.
  • After successful payment, if your application status shows ‘Confirmed’ then your application is accepted by the exam authorities.
  • The final step of filling the application form for NEET 2018 is to remit the application fee which can be done by Debit card/Credit Card, Net Banking, E-Wallets of various service offers, or Offline Method - through challan. 

In a separate news, MHRD Minister has released that NEET 2018 would be organized across 150 Exam centers from this year. Any city which had more than 4000 students registered for the examination last year have been offered with a center this year. If you are interested in applying for the medical/dental examination, then you need to fill the online application forms before March 9, 2018. CBSE will be organizing NEET 2018 examination across the country on May 6, 2018


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