The decision to include state board syllabus for NEET was done in order to ensure that state board students were not at a disadvantage. However, CBSE has now clearly brushed off any such rumors.
This has come as a relief to numerous aspirants and their parents. NEET 2018 is just around the corner and implementing such a change of syllabus would not be any less than a nightmare for the aspirants and would hamper their performance. Also with only 3 months left for the exam, it is too late for the students to study something new all over again.
For a few states the curricula is based on CBSE pattern, however, syllabus of states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are up to 40% different and if all those different portions were to be taken into account for NEET papers most CBSE or non-CBSE board students, would have been in for a major shock.
The Board released a notice on cbseneet.nic.in that there will be no change in NEET 2018 Syllabus and it will be same as last year. Statement regarding exam pattern has not been made yet. The notification for NEET 2018 is expected to release by the end of January 2018.
The Medical Council of India has recommended students to study from class 11th and 12th NCERT syllabus.