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NEET 2018 Application Form

Last Updated - June 21, 2017

NEET 2018 Application Form will be available from December 2017 onwards. It will be released online by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Candidates who fulfill NEET Eligibility can visit the official website of CBSE to register themselves. The application form of NEET 2018 will be available until the first week of January 2018.

Filling up of NEET 2018 Application Form will involve 4 main steps viz.

  • Registration- In the first step, aspirants will be required to register at cbseneet.nic.in by filling up their email id and mobile number.
  • Fill Application Form-  This step will require you to fill in all your personal and academic details, choose preferred exam center and write about your family background.
  • Upload Documents- Here, aspirants will be required to upload their Photograph and Signature.
  • Fee Payment- Aspirants from General Category must pay the requisite fees of INR 1400 (INR 750 for reserved category) through Debit/Credit card or E-Challan.

Candidates who register successfully can appear for NEET 2018 in May 2018. NEET 2018  is a national level medical entrance exam, conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Last year, nearly 11.5 lacs candidates registered for NEET 2017, to save one of the 56,000 available seats. 

NEET 2018 Important Note

  • Maximum of 3 attempts are allowed for every candidate to appear for NEET.
  • Only 1 application form can be filled with one email id and mobile no. Also, multiple applications from one candidate are subject to rejection.
  • Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply for NEET 2018.
  • All applicants must possess a valid id proof like Aadhaar card, Aadhaar enrollment number, Passport, Ration Card or any other valid Government identification document.

NEET 2018 Application Form Dates

Here are all the important dates relating to NEET 2018 Application Form. Candidates must not miss out on any of these.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of NEET 2018 Application FormLast week of December 2017
Last date to fill NEET Application Form 2018Fourth week of January 2018
Last date to submit NEET Application FeeLast week of January 2018
Release of NEET 2018 Admit CardFirst week of April 2018
NEET 2018 Exam DateFirst week of May 2018

NEET 2018 Eligibility

Candidates applying for NEET 2018 are required to satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements as mentioned below. The eligibility mentioned is final and no request will be entertained by CBSE to be flexible about it.

NEET Eligibility- Nationality

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen. OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates from J&K/AP/Telangana are eligible for All India 15% quota only (also eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune) on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Indian National candidates must have an Aadhaar Number to apply for NEET.

NEET Eligibility- Age Limit

  • Minimum Age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Maximum Age is 25 years (for General and OBC candidates) and 30 years (for other categories).

NEET Eligibility- Academic Qualification

  • Applicants should have qualified Class 12 or an equivalent exam, with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.
  • Candidates appearing for 10+2 Examinations are also eligible to apply.
  • In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general, 45% marks for general-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC.

Read More NEET Eligibility


How to Fill NEET 2018 Application Form?

The Application Form of NEET 2018 will be available at the official website (cbseneet.nic.in) starting from December 2017. All the processes regarding NEET 2018 will be carried out at the website. Here’s how you can fill NEET 2018 Application Form:

Step 1- Registration

  1. Visit the NEET 2018 official website i.e. cbseneet.nic.in
  2. Click on “New Registration” link.
  3. Read all the instructions carefully and then click on “Proceed to Apply online ‘NEET (UG), 2018” link provided at the bottom of page.
  4. You will be redirected to New Registration Page as shown below   
  5. Enter your personal details i.e. your name, parent’s name, category, identification type and number, valid email id and mobile number.
  6. After filling all the details,click on Submit" button.

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. After submitting details, candidates will be redirected to create their own profile password and set a security question for their account. They also have to enter the OTP sent on their registered phone number.

Note:- Security Question: Security Question is important for candidates in case they forget their login password. Candidate can chose any of the questions provided on the official site and answer that question. Candidate can also note down the question and its answer for the future purpose also.

For entering Password, Candidate must ensure that the password is of 8-13 characters long and there must be atleast one Upper case letterone lower case letternumeric and one special character like @#$%^.

NEET 2017 Registration

Candidates will receive a Registration number after successfully completing the online registration. They can either continue to fill the form or login later with the registration number and profile password.

NEET 2017 Registration

Step 2: Fill NEET 2018 Application Form

Visit the official website (given above). Click on “Apply Online”. Read all the instructions carefully and click on “Proceed to apply online”. You will be required to enter the below details:

  1. Fill Registration Details: Enter details like your Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, DOB, Aadhaar Number, Mobile No., Email Address and Security Pin. After entering all details click on “Submit” button.

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. Fill Personal Details (Application Form): Choose State, Gender, Category, PwD status, Single child status, Place of residence and Aadhar card number (optional).
  2. Contact Details: House No., Locality, City, State, District, Pincode, Email address, Mobile No. and Land Line No.

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. Domicile Details: State domicile, House No., Locality, City, State and District.
  2. Guardians Details: Choose the qualification, occupation and annual income details of Guardians.
  3. Qualification Details: Enter name, address, school board, type of institution, year of passing and % obtained of the 10th class.

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. Qualifying Examination Details: Choose the qualifying exam code, school board, year of passed/appearing, type of institution, name and address of the school, study, state of 12th class appearing/passed, district of 12th class appearing/passed, % obtained and Roll number (if allotted).
  2. Choose language of the exam and three choices for the examination centre. 

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. Choose security question and password, enter security pin and click on “Next” button. A review page will be open, check all the entered details and click on the “Final Submit” button. After submitting details the registration number will be displayed, note down the registration number for further use.

NEET 2017 APPLICATION FORM

Step 3: Upload images

  1. Use the email id and password to login.
  2. Upload Scanned Images by clicking “Choose File” option.

NEET 2017 Application Form

  1. Select the images of signature and photograph.
  2. Click on “Next” button. The preview of images will appear.
  3. Click on “Upload” button to upload images.

Step 4: Pay NEET Application Fee

If a candidate wishes to pay via offline mode, then perform the following steps:

  1. You can pay the NEET 2018 Application Fee in online mode only. There are 4 online payment gateways through which the fee can be remitted by the applicants.
  • UPI App
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking facility of any nationalized bank
  1. You have to select one suitable method. Also go through the application fee charges carefully, before you proceed to make the payment.

NEET 2017 Application Form

Note: If fee has been paid twice via Debit/Credit card then candidate’s fee will be refunded by the bank similarly as in case of refund by Indian Railways. If payment has been done twice then the concerned bank will automatically refund the fee after verification.

NEET 2018 Application Fee

CATEGORYREGISTRATION FEE
GeneralINR 1400
SC/ST/PHINR 750

Charges Applicable on Various Modes of Payments:

NEET 2017 Application Fee

Step 5: Confirmation page

After finishing the fee payment process, candidates can take the printout of application form. Take at least four printouts of the confirmation page. Those who pay the application fee via offline mode must stay patient as application status updation takes a little time.


Specifications for Uploading Images

Applicants should scan their recent photograph and signature as per the dimension specified by CBSE in their guidelines. The Photograph should be recent with the name of the candidate and date of photograph taken.

The signature should be written with a blue/black ball point pen on a preferably white background. You can edit your photograph and signature using following steps:-

  1. Open the scanned file with the help of MS paint on your computer.
  2. On the ‘Home’ Tab, click on the option ‘Resize’.
  3. Select the area of the photograph you want to resize and then click on Resize.
  4. First change the resize options to “Pixels”. In the Horizontal Tab (Width) enter 135 and Vertical Tab (Height) enter 170 for Photograph. For signature, enter 135 in the Horizontal Tab and 55 in the Vertical Tab. For Thumb Impression, enter 135 in the Horizontal Tab and 55 in the Vertical Tab.
  5. The applicants must ensure that the photograph should be between 10 Kb to 40 Kb and signature should be between 3 KB to 20 KB.
  6. In case you need to compress the scanned images to the prescribed limit, you can use online option to compress the file size such as Tinypng.com, etc.
  7. You have to first upload the scanned images from the system to the website which will then automatically reduce the size of the file and create a new resized file
  8. Ensure that all the images to be uploaded must be in JPG/JPEG format.
  9. You can then easily download the new file on the system and upload it in the space provided in the application form.

NEET 2018 Application Form Status

After submission of form and fees, you can check your form status by logging in your account on the website with registration id and password. You can verify whether your form is submitted successfully or not.


NEET 2018 Application Form Correction

Post successful completion of NEET 2018 Application forms, CBSE will provide form correction window for candidates who have some errors in their application forms. However, the changes in application form is for limited information and candidates are thus advised to fill application form with utmost attention. Details that can be changed in NEET 2018 Application Form Correction are:

ParticularsWho can editWho cannot edit
Identification IdentityNEET Application Form with IDs other than Aadhaar Number and Application Number issued by facilitation center.NEET Application Form with Aadhaar Card and candidates with nationality as Foreign, OCI, PIO and NRI.
Date of BirthNEET Application Form with IDs other than Aadhaar and Application Number issued by facilitation center.NEET Application Form with Aadhaar attached
GenderNEET Application Form with IDs other than Aadhaar Card and Registration Number issued by facilitation center.NEET Application Form with Aadhaar Number
State Code of EligibilityCandidates of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir. Candidates belonging to the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir can change their state code of eligibility if they have obtained their AadhaarNot Applicable
CategoryIf change in category involves higher fee, the candidates will pay the difference of the fee.Not Applicable
Disability StatusIf change in disability status involves higher fee, the candidates will pay the difference of the fee.Not Applicable
MediumThose candidates who have given Tripura either in state code of eligibility or of qualifying examination will be able change the Medium as Bengali and will not be able to choose Agartala as their center.Not Applicable
Examination CenterCandidates who have given Tripura either in state code of eligibility or of qualifying examination will be able change their center of Examination to Agartala provided they have chosen Bengali as Medium.All the candidates except those who belong to Tripura

NEET Application Form FAQs

Ques: I have made the online payment but my confirmation page has not been generated. What can I do?

Ans: Such problem occurs because of drop in connectivity from Banks’ server to the NIC server on which NEET website has been hosted. In such circumstances, Banks’ servers are sending the message to NIC server 2-3 times a day to ensure that the dropped communication cycle is completed. Once your payment communication reached to NIC server, you will be able to generate the confirmation page. You are advised to wait for 24 hours.

Ques: In my State, my category is “XYZ” which is not coming in the NEET option. “XYZ” category candidates are given reservation in my State. How I will be eligible for the reserved seat against XYZ category as this is not coming in NEET application.

Ans: Such candidates will apply against the registration for counseling in their State. During registration, all desired information as per eligibility/reservation rules of the concerned State will be collected and accordingly merit list will be prepared by the State Admitting Authorities based on All India Rank issued by CBSE.

Ques: I am from Uttar Pradesh but residing in Delhi from past 10 years. What should I fill in the Column “State of Eligibility (For 15% All India Quota)”

Ans: Such decisions need to be taken by the candidates themselves. However, it is clarified that such candidates can apply for counseling in both Uttar Pradesh and Delhi and during the counseling, his/her eligibility for the 85% Quota seats will be checked by the State Admitting Authorities and if he is found eligible, he will be given admission otherwise not.

Ques: My daughter is residing in Kuwait and she does not have Aadhaar Card. What information is to be provided against Aadhaar Number.

Ans: In case of NRI, they are supposed to provide the passport number and not the Aadhaar card number.

Ques. Do we have to post NEET 2018 Application Form and attachments to the University?

Ans.  No, it is not required. The application form is to be filled and submitted online.

Ques. If I misplace my copy of the Application Form of NEET, how can I get another copy?

Ans.  A printout of NEET 2018 Application Form can be taken from cbseneet.nic.in by giving the relevant details.

Ques. How can I retrive my forgotten password?

Ans. Candidates often tend to forget their password. Here are some easy steps to retrive your password:

  1. Visiting the official website and clicking on the Candidate Login.
  2. Click on the link- “Forgot Password?” 
  3. Under registered User Sign In option, “click on Forgot Password?” option
  4. This will direct you to password regeneration page. 
  5. You can reset your password through two methods, either through OTP or using the answer provided for Security Question during the registration process. 

Ques. What are the important documents requited for NEET Registration?

Ans. Before you begin the registration process make sure you have these documents at hand so as to avoid any discrepancy during filling personal or academic details. 

  • 10th Class Marksheet
  • 12th class Marksheet
  • Scanned Images of Passport sized Candidate's photograph and Signature
  • Valid Debit/Credit Card (if require)
  • Valid Identification Document

Ques. I do not have a mobile number and an email id. Can I still fill NEET 2018 Application Form?

Ans. Having a valid mobile number and email id is compulsory. If a candidate does not have the same, he can enter the parent’s/ guardian’s mobile number/ email id in the Application form. 


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