Three pointers when filling the NEET application form
Fill the NEET application form correctly by remembering these points
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, 6th May 2018. Students in India have to clear this test to gain admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses in India and abroad. Even abroad? Yes, after the recent declaration by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, students will compulsorily have to clear NEET even to seek admission in colleges and universities abroad. You can read more about it here
We're hoping you've filled the NEET application form and haven't forgotten doing so in your enthusiasm to prepare yourself well for this crucial entrance test. Here are three important points to remember regarding filling the NEET application form.
Paying the fees
To apply for NEET, you have to pay the stipulated fees. You will not be eligible to answer the test without paying the fees. The hindrance some candidates face while paying the fees is net banking. If you're comfortable using other modes of payment, then you can pay by a debit/credit card or accepted e-wallets. Quite ironically, while some candidates are deciding which mode to use to pay the fees, other candidates have paid the fees twice, i.e. a double payment of fees. These students pay the fees twice because they need a printout of the confirmation page, a page which may not be generated if the fees have not been received on the NIC portal. If you're one, relax, because you will receive a refund of the excess fees paid within 7 working days. Also know why NEET is now a compulsory test to pursue medicine abroad.
The Aadhaar card link
Some students have their mother's name on the Aadhaar card or the father’s name column is blank. So, in this case, you need to fill in the father’s name as 'XXXX'.
Made a mistake
So, you inadvertently made a mistake while filling the application form. It's human to err. Some students may mark a category incorrectly however much they try to fill the details correctly. Fret not if you have made such a mistake. Candidates can correct their mistakes from 12th to 16th March 2018. But please be careful this time. Besides making your corrections only during this short period, you have but one chance to do so. CBSE will not accept changes after this.
So, while you thoroughly prepare yourself for this entrance test, also remember these three important pointers when filling the NEET application form. And if you've already filled the application form correctly, feel free to guide your friends or share this post with them.