NEET UG 2018: NIOS Students Can Now Apply; Technical Glitches Fixed

Published on : 5th March 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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Technical glitches faced by the NIOS and private candidates in filling NEET 2018 application form have been fixed. Candidates can apply before the last date.

05 March 2018: A great relief has come for the NEET aspirants from NIOS in an order passed by the Delhi High Court. As per the order of the court, students from open schools and private candidates can apply for NEET (UG) 2018.

The recent public notice released in the ‘News/Events’ section of the official website on 01 March 2018 states;

“As per the directives of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in W.P(C) 1813/2018 dated 26/02/2018 and in W.P(C) 1906/2018 and other connected matters dated 28/02/2018, following candidates can also submit their application form for NEET (UG), 2018:-

1. Candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years

2. 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

3. Candidates from NIOS/State Open School

4. Candidates who have passed Biology as an additional subject.

5. Candidates who have passed as a private candidate”

All candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can apply for NEET 2018 before the last date.

After this notice, NIOS students were facing some technical glitches while applying for NEET. They were asked to fill details related to class XI. Due to this students faced problem in completing the form as they directly appear for class XII exams through NIOS without doing class XI.

The students reported this problem to NIO authorities who in turn reported the same to CBSE (NEET conducting authority). In response CBSE has provided the solution.

A recent update flashing on the official NEET website states; “Open Schools candidates may see Public Notice dated 05.03.2018 before submission of their Application Form.”

Candidates can access the notice through ‘Notice’ section on the website. The notice states suggestions on class XI details submission:

Students can submit the following information in class XI basis section:

Name of school

Same as class XII

Year of passing

One year before passing class XII

Place of study

As applicable

State where class XI school is located

Same as class XII

District where class XI school is located

Same as class XII

The last date for NEET 2018 application form submission is 09 March 2018 (Friday) till 11:50 PM. Students are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.


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