The medical admissions have commenced for MBBS and BDS courses now that the results of NEET 2017 have been announced. The 845 government merit quota seats have been restored from 11 minority colleges. The seats were available in the Karnataka Examination Authority’s (KEA) website. Earlier, the seats were not uploaded on the seat matrix to be a part of the government merit quota which had left the students puzzled. Students were required to apply for these seats under government merit quota at a fairly low cost of Rs 77,000 per annum against Rs 6 to 10 lakhs and more for a private seat.

Director at state medical education department S Sachidananda stated in a leading newspaper that they were waiting for the linguistic minority colleges to sign a consensual agreement which is required before updating their names in the medical seat matrix on KEA’s website. There wasn’t a chance for the NEET medical aspirants to lose 845 seats. Just that the procedure got a bit delayed creating all confusion. The Government of Karnataka established Common Entrance Test Cell in the year 1994 conducts the  Entrance Test and determines the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates. Also Read: NEET Merit List 2017 for Telangana TS Released: Check MBBS Merit List State Quota at now

The wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time professional courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Engineering / Architecture courses, Farm science i.e, B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc(Forestry), B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B-Pharma, Pharma-D courses. Admission to Government seats will be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institutions. Also Read: NEET News Update: After controversy over regional papers, HRD Minister Javadekar promises all language papers in NEET 2018 to be similar

It is important to note that the candidate should have studied and would have passed in one or more Government or Government recognised educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of
seven academic years commenced from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard as on 1st July
of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC /
10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard examination from Karnataka State.