National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is likely to be held in May, 2018. However, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to confirm the dates. CBSE has also released the schedule for class 10th and 12th Practical Exams. A circular has been sent to all the board affiliated schools across India. The board exams are conducted in March or early April and the marks of internals or practicals have to be submitted at least 45 days before the main exams. External examiners are sent to different schools to conduct the practicals.
As per a Times Now report, the circular sent to schools for Board Practicals and internal assessment mention that, practicals will commence from 16th January 2018 and the marks for the same need to be uploaded online by the CBSE affiliated schools by 25th February 2018. CBSE has already dispatched the instructions sheet and the answer sheet for the practicals. The Practicals exams are organised inside the school campus under the guidance of visiting faculties.Except, Mathematics, the practicals are conducted for almost all the other subjects. The board exams are scrutinized in two parts, theory paper and practicals. Biology, Physics, chemistry and Physical education all the subjects go into the fray.
CBSE is yet to make an official announcement regarding the board exams schedule but as per reports, the central board will announce the schedule of board exams for class 10th and 12th by the end of January or in the first week of February. Meanwhile, the practical exams will commence from 16th January 2018 and will be wrapped up by 25th February. Following which the marks will be uploaded on CBSE’s official website.
The CBSE will also begin NEET 2018 application process from January, 2018. The minimum qualification for the candidates who want to appear in the exam should be 12th (Senior Secondary) pass from a state board or from a recognized University. Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology are the mandatory class 12 subjects for the aspirants. NEET question paper is expected to be of the same objective pattern with 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The examination is held for admissions in recognized medical institutions for MBBS and BDS courses.