Exam Dates and Application Form for NEET 2018
NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is an entrance examination for admission into MBBS and BDS courses after class 12th. Almost 11.5 lakh students registered for the exam last year with an increase of about 70.58% from NEET-I and 139.37% from NEET-II in 2016.
The exam has replaced AIPMT as the qualifying medical entrance exam in 2016. CBSE is expected to release the application form from January 31 at cbseneet.nic.in. The qualifying marks for General Category ranged from 131 to 697 for NEET 2017. Medical aspirants can take a look at expected cut off for NEET 2018 for a better idea of the cut off trends.
- As per latest notification, for admission into UG courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), students must appear for NEET.
- The exam is expected to be held on May 10, 2018. Check important dates to stay updated about the exam.
What’s in it for me?
National Eligibility Entrance Test is the gateway to several medical and dental colleges at the undergraduate level. NEET 2017 was treated as the first attempt for everyone, irrespective of whether they sat for AIPMT previously or not. Candidates are allowed a maximum of 3 attempts after which he/she becomes ineligible to take the exam. It is advisable to Download last year NEET Question Papers and Answer Keys to get acquainted with the exam pattern.
|NEET 2018 Exam Date||May 10, 2018 (tentative)|
|Release Date of Application Form||January 2018|
|NEET Result Declaration||Expected in June 2018|
|Minimum Eligibility||Qualifying Marks in Class XII exam|
|Number of Questions||180|
|NEET Exam Syllabus||Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class 11th & 12th|
|Seats offered||56,000 (approx)|
Exam Calendar: Important dates
The Central Board of Secondary Education will release the official dates for the medical entrance examination shortly. The following table is a tentative schedule for NEET UG that will be conducted on May 10, 2018.
|Application Form||Available from January 2018|
|Exam Date||May 10, 2018|
|Admit Card Release Date||First week of April 2018|
|Result Declaration||First week of June 2018|
|Counselling begins||First week of July 2018|
NEET 2018 Eligibility criteria: Are you eligible?
Before applying for the medical examination, candidates must ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria for NEET exam, as enlisted below.
- On the Basis of Age
Minimum Age Limit- The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2018.
Maximum Age Limit- The maximum age limit for general category candidates is 25 years and for reserved categories, it is 30 years.
- On the Basis of Nationality
The following persons are eligible to appear for the exam.
- Indian Nationals
- Non-Residen Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
- Foreign Nationals
- On the Basis of Educational Qualification
- Students who have passed the class 12 qualifying exam are eligible to appear for the exam.
- Students who are appearing for the class 12 exam may also apply for the exam.
- Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
- General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam.
- OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam.
- General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam.
NEET 2018 Application Form
The registration window is expected to become functional from February 2018. The online form will be available for filling at www.cbseneet.nic.in. Possession of an Aadhar Card for successful registration is a must.
Steps to fill the application form are listed below:
Register on NEET website in order to access the application form. You will receive your ID and password on the registered ID or Mobile No. for future log ins.
- Filling the Application Form
Fill in the required details – personal details, Choice of Examination Centre, Academic Details and Address and Details of Parents.
- Uploading Documents
After carefully filling the above-mentioned details, upload your passport sized Photograph, Signature, and Left Hand Thumb Impression. Check Photo and Signature Specifications
- Fee Payment
This is the final confirmation step, where you are required to remit the fee via:
- Debit/ Credit Card
- Net Banking
- E-Wallets of different service providers
- Offline Mode- Via challan
|General/ OBC||Rs. 1400|
- Confirmation Page
After successful payment, a confirmation page will be generated. Take a print out of the page and keep it safely for future use. Make note that the confirmation page is not to be sent to the board. Preserve it until the end of admission and counseling process. For further assistance, you can refer to the detailed explanation of the application process at our NEET Application Form page.
Admit Card for NEET 2018
Admit cards/ Hall Tickets are expected to be available from the first week of April 2018. CBSE issues NEET admit card to successfully registered candidates. It is a gateway to the examination center. Along with the document, passport sized photographs will also be required at the time of invigilation. Failing to produce necessary documents, candidate might not be allowed to appear for the exam.
Syllabus and Pattern for NEET
Exam syllabus includes questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology curriculum of class XI and XII by CBSE. It is prepared after the Medical Council of India (MCI) reviews various State Syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE. Check NEET Syllabus
|Subjects included||Physics, Chemistry, Biology|
|Number of Questions||180 (45 each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology)|
|Maximum marks per question||4|
+4 for correct answer
-1 for incorrect answer
0 for no answer/ more than one answer
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQs)|
|Languages||English, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati|
NEET Last year Paper Analysis
Question Paper is based on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI & XII. There is a total of 180 questions, of 4 marks each. Read on for a brief Paper Analysis
- The 2017 exam had a lot of questions from NCERT so the paper was not very difficult to ace.
- Overall, class XI and XII syllabus were given equal weightage last year.
- Physics is generally the toughest section in the paper and, also, the most time-consuming owing to lengthy and tedious calculations. Last year’s paper had more questions from the Class XI syllabus.
- The Chemistry section is moderately difficult with several applications based questions.
- Biology is usually a saving grace for students as it tends to be easier than the other two subjects. Last year, Botany had more questions from the XI class syllabus while Zoology had more questions from the XII class syllabus.
How to stay ahead of the game: Preparation Tips
- Time Management is very crucial to ace NEET Exam. Make a time table and stick to it religiously. Try out as many practice papers as possible.
- While NCERT is essential, it may not always be sufficient. Refer to help books for a better understanding of the concepts and the type of questions expected in the exam.
- Mock Tests go a long way in training you for the exam as you learn to manage time and effectively deal with stress. It leaves no scope for laxity.
- Find your weak areas and work on them well in advance. Avoid last minute preparation.
NEET Preparation Books for Physics
|Complete NEET Guide: Physics||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966354|
|40 Days Physics for NEET||SB Tripathi||978-9350949504|
|29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - Physics||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966446|
|Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET-AIIMS - Physics||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966385|
NEET Preparation Books for Biology
|Name of the Book||Author||ISBN|
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966378|
|29 Years Biology Chapterwise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEET||Arihant Experts||978-9350949276|
|Trueman's Objective Biology for NEET - Vol. I & II||M.P. Tyagi and JP Goyal||978-8187223740|
|NCERT BOTANY Booster for NEET (AIPMT) AIIMS & All Other Medical Exam (First Edition 2016)||S. Ansari||ASIN: 9384934445|
NEET Preparation Books for Chemistry
|Name of the Book||Author||ISBN|
|Complete NEET Guide: Chemistry||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966361|
|Objective NCERT Question Bank for NEET - Chemistry||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966422|
|29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - Chemistry||MTG Editorial Board||978-9385966453|
|40 Days Chemistry for NEET||Sudhanshu Thakur||978-9350949528|
Answer Key and OMR Sheet will be uploaded by CBSE in May 2018; few weeks after the exam.
How to challenge the Answer Key?
Candidates can challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancies in it. They need to log in to their NEET account on the official website, select the question they wish to challenge and deposit a fee of Rs. 1000 per question.
The result is expected to release in the third week of June 2018. CBSE will announce the results online. Enter Roll Number/ Registration Number and Date of Birth to check it.
The qualifying percentage will depend on the candidate’s category. Tabulated below is the same:
Details released with the results:
- Candidate’s Name
- Date of Birth and Category
- Scores secured in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Total Marks Secured
- Total Percentile
- All India Rank
- Category Rank
- All India Quota Rank (15% Seats)
- Cut off score for NEET Counselling
- Qualification Status of candidates
Cut Off for NEET 2018
CBSE will release the Cut off in June 2018 post declaration of results. Here’s a list of the top colleges with their opening and closing ranks.
|Name of Institution||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||1||7643|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||35||11397|
|B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad||71||20508|
|Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh||73||5109|
|Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore||82||22347|
|Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur||99||56117|
|Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai||104||58243|
NEET 2018 Counselling Details
- The counselling procedure requires qualified candidates to register online.
- Once you’ve registered online, you can select the course and colleges as per your preference. Save and lock your choices once you’re done with the selection.
- The process of seat allotment will be conducted in three rounds based on your rank and the choices filled during the online registration.
- While most institutes follow a centralized counselling process, some may have their own counselling procedures.
Admission Process for NEET 2018
After the counselling procedure, candidates must report to their allotted colleges within the specified time period. For the admission process, candidates must take original documents for verification along with self attested photocopies.
Paperwork: Documents required
- High School & Intermediate Marksheets
- High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
- NEET Admit card
- NEET Rank Letter
- Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
- Birth Certificate
- 8-10 Passport Sized Photographs
- Provisional Allotment Letter generated online
- Identity proof
Things to Remember
- NEET Exam Date- May 10, 2018
- Take your Admit Card and Passport sized photographs to the examination center
- AIIMS and JIPMER conduct their own entrance exam, separately. NEET is not the qualifying exam for these institutes.
- Duration of exam- 3 hours
- NEET Counselling will have 3 rounds of seat allotment.
- Original documents will be required for admission into the college.
- If you don’t join the allotted college within the stipulated time, your seat will stand cancelled and you will not be eligible for further counselling.
Approach the exam with a calm mind. Avoid studying new topics at the last minute.
NEET 2018 FAQs
Ques. Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET? What is the eligibility requirement?
Ans. Yes, Foreign National can apply for NEET 2018. Students applying as Foreign Nationals must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in Class XII with 50% marks, as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.
Ques. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?
Ans. Candidates from the following categories can apply for NEET 2018? • Indian Nationals • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) • Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2018 for 15% All India Quota Seats.
Ques. If a candidate is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?
Ans. Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.
Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?
Ans. Admission will be made to the following seats through NEET 2018: • All India Quota Seats. • State Government Quota Seats • State/Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University • Central Pool Quota Seats
Ques. If I am opting Assamese as language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?
Ans. No. If any candidate is opting vernacular language as medium of question paper, he will be allotted center only in respective States of particular vernacular language. In the present case, examination center could be only in Assam.
Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?
Ans. Option once exercised, cannot be changed after submission of application form. As centers will be allotted based on medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing of medium of question paper.
Ques. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2018?
Ans. The duration of NEET 2018 will be 03 hours i.e. from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.
Ques. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?
Ans. Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are available on the website of NEET 2018.
Ques. Do I have to send my filled application form to CBSE?
Ans. The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to the NEET Unit, CBSE.
Ques. Who will conduct the counselling for NEET?
Ans. For 15% All India Quota seats, counseling will be conducted by the DGHS. For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counseling.
Ques. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on website?
Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with the website.
Ques. I am from Rajasthan Board, my age is 14 years, can I apply for NEET exam?
Ans. No, you cannot apply for NEET 2018 exam as you are not meeting the age criteria.
Ques. My date of birth is December 11, 1998, can I apply for NEET exam?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for as you are above 17 years of age.
Ques. I have 44% marks in my class 12 CBSE boards, if I give an improvement exam in 2018, I may get 50%, so will I be considered eligible for NEET?
Ans. Yes, you will be eligible for NEET. The percentage changes according to the category.
Ques. I am doing BDS from a college in UP, can I still write the NEET exam?
Ans. If you have been allotted a college for BDS through central counselling then you cannot, else you cannot.
Ques. I am a general category female candidate, my parents' income is less than 5 lakhs, do I need to pay the NEET application fee?
Ans. Yes, you need to pay the NEET application fee, the concession is given only to SC/ST/PH candidates with required certificates.
Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment process for class 12 board exam, can I apply for NEET?
Ans. No, till your class 12 board registration is not accepted, you cannot apply for NEET as you are not eligible.
Ques. I have got 60% marks on Uttranchal Board exam, and 45% in CBSE board, can I write the NEET exam?
Ans. No, you cannot appear for NEET as only CBSE board is considered for NEET eligibility.
Ques. I passed class 12 in 2017, but my marks in Biology are below 50 can I apply for NEET?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for the NEET 2018 exam
Ques. I am doing B.Sc. from DU, can I apply for NEET?
Ans. Yes, but no lateral entry provision is there in NEET.
Ques. I am an SC category student, what is the upper limit to apply for NEET exam?
Ans. 30 years is the upper age limit for SC/ST candidates to apply for the NEET exam.
Ques. What is the minimum qualification needed to apply for NEET 2018 exam?
Ans. A student must have qualified class 12 examinations or equivalent in order to apply for NEET exam. Student must be of science background.
Ques. NRI candidates are getting some age benefits if they apply for NEET?
Ans. No, age benefits are only for SC/ST candidates, no other category is getting age benefits.
Ques. What are the compulsory subjects to appear for NEET 2018 exam?
Ans. It is compulsory that the student must have completed class 12 with Physics, chemistry, biology/ biotechnology and English as main subjects. Students must have obtained an aggregate of 50% in these subjects for general category/ 45% for general- PH and 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC.
Ques. I have 1-year gap between by class 10 th and class 11th, am I eligible to apply for NEET?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for NEET.
Ques. If I am appearing for class 12 exam, can I apply for the NEET 2018 exam?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for the exam if you appearing for the class 12 exam in 2018.
Ques. I know only Kannada language, so can I write NEET?
Ans. NEET exam paper will be printed in 8 languages only namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Marathi and Telgue. So, you cannot write exam in Kannad.
Ques. What subjects do I need to prepare for the NEET exam?
Ans. You need to prepare Phyiscs, Chemistry & Biology(Zoology &Botany) subjects for the NEET exam.
Ques. Will English language also be tested in the NEET exam or not?
Ans. No test of English language is there in Kannad language.
Ques. I am physically challenged, what is my exam duration in NEET?
Ans. NEET exam paper will be of 3 hours duration, for PH students it is 3.5 hours.
Ques. I am 23years of age, I have taken only 2 attempts of NEET, can I take 1 more or not?
Ans. Yes, you can take 1 last attempt till you have not completed 25 years of age.
Ques. My passport is under process of verification, do I need to submit the passport number in the NEET application form?
Ans. No, only NRI candidates have to submit the passport number.
Ques. My son has got 41% in PCB and 50% overall in CBSE, he is from OBC background, can he apply for NEET?
Ans. Yes, he can apply.
Ques. My aadhar card is invalid, can I apply for NEET?
Ans. No, only a valid aadhar card is accepted.
Ques. My OBC certificate is 8 months old, do I need to get a new OBC certificate before NEET application form filling?
Ans. No, you can apply, the certificate must be less than 1 year old.
Ques. Who is responsible for 15% All India Quota seat allotment process?
Ans. Once the NEET 2018 result is released 15% AIQ seats will be managed by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode.
Ques. I am from Bihar, am I eligible for AIQ quota benefit in NEET?
Ans. No, Students from J&K, AP and Telangana can avail the benefit of AIQ.
Ques. Can I fill my NEET application form through the bank, in which I pay my application fee?
Ans. No, only application fee has to be paid through bank. No application form can be filled at the bank. Payment of e-challan can be made through Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank.
Ques. I was born on January 1, 1993, I am OBC, can I apply for NEET?
Ans. No, you cannot apply.
Ques. I have dropped 1 year after class 12, is that considered an attempt in NEET?
Ans. No, it is not an attempt.
Ques. Who conducts NEET, it is online or offline in 2018?
Ans. CBSE conducts NEET in offline mode in 2018.
Ques. Can you update my details in NEET 2018 application form?
Ans. No, you have to do it yourself.
Ques. My NEET 2017 marks are considered for 2018 admission to a medical course?
Ans. No, if you have given an attempt in 2018.
Ques. I had completed my bSc with 87.74% and my intermediate percentage is 93.4,my dob is July 21 1994 and I Am under the category of st. Can I apply for neet exam?
Ans. Yes, you can apply.
Ques. Where all are the NEET Scores accepted?
Ans. The scores of NEET are accepted mostly by medical colleges/ universities across India
- 85% State Quota seats for MBBS & BDS admissions in all states and UTs of India.
- 15% All India Quota seats in Government medical and dental colleges in all states and UTs of India
- Private and Deemed medical colleges including minority institions like CMC Vellore and Ludhiana also offers the seats.
- Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) also reserves seats for NEET candidates.