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NEET Result 2018 ( Check Merit List, Scorecard & Cutoff

Updated On - February 19th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

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NEET Result 2018- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to declare NEET Result on June 5 in online mode. The scorecard for NEET 2018 contains details such as the All India Rank (quota and category) and overall & sectional marks and percentile. NEET 2018 is scheduled for May 6 and will offer admission to approximately 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats in medical and dental colleges across India.

To check your NEET UG Result, visit the official website i.e. and log-in using your roll number and date of birth. The qualifying marks for general category candidates is 50%. Check  NEET 2018 Cutoff

Post release of NEET Cutoff, an All India Merit List is prepared by CBSE, containing names of qualifying candidates with their corresponding NEET Rank. Along with this, an All India Quota (AIQ) list is prepared for eligible and successful candidates who opted for AIQ admissions. Check  NEET 2018 Merit List

The counselling for 15% AIQ seats and seats in Deemed and Central Universities will be conducted by MCC while the counselling for other seats will be conducted by respective state counselling authorities on the basis of All India Rank. Read about NEET Counselling 2018

NEET Result 2018 News

  • NEET Result will be applicable for admissions to all medical colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER, which conduct their own medical entrance exams.
  • The result for NEET Exam is valid for one year only.
  • CBSE allows challenging of NEET OMR & Answer Key. After reviewing all the applications, the result is declared.

NEET PG Result 2018

NEET PG Result 2018- National Board of Examination (NBE) declared NEET PG Result 2018 on January 23. The result was declared in the form of a score card. Candidates can check the results by entering their Confirmation ID, Testing ID and Date of Birth. NEET PG was conducted on January 7. 

NEET PG 2018 merit list is declared separately for 50% All India quota, 50% category quota and state quota/private medical colleges/deemed universities/AFMS rank. To be eligible for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma, candidates should obtain a minimum of 50 percentiles. Click Here NEET PG Counselling

NEET 2018 Result Date

The notification for NEET 2018, containing all important dates and details, has been released. CBSE published the notification at its official website on February 8. The last date to register is March 9. Candidates clearing the exam will be called for NEET Counselling from June 12 onwards.

Check all dates for NEET 2018 below:

Exam ActivityDate
NEET 2018May 6, 2018
Availability of NEET OMR Sheet 2018Last week of May 2018
NEET 2018 Answer Keys issuedFirst week of June 2018
Declaration of NEET Result 2018June 5, 2018
NEET 2018 AIQ Rank Letter downloadSecond week of June 2018
NEET 2018 AIQ Counselling Round OneJune 12 to June 24, 2018
NEET 2018 AIQ Counselling Round TwoJuly 6 to July 12, 2018
NEET 2018 State Counselling beginsJuly 2018

Check all NEET 2018 Exam Dates

How to Check NEET Result 2018?

CBSE will announce NEET 2018 Result online after answer sheets are thoroughly evaluated. The steps to check CBSE NEET Result 2018 are given below:

  1. Visit the official website of NEET at
  2. Under the Online Services, click on NEET Result

NEET Result 2018

  1. A new tab will get open. Enter the required credentials to get NEET Results
  2. Enter the Roll No. and Date of Birth and then submit it after verifying the entered details

CBSE NEET Result 2018

  1. NEET Result will be displayed on screen
  2. Download and take printout of CBSE NEET Score Card

Details on NEET Score Card 2018

Candidates can download NEET Score Card from the The document would be required at the time of counselling and reporting at the Institute for confirming the admission. It holds the following information:

Details on NEET Score Card
Roll NumberApplication Number
NationalityApplicant’s Name
Applicant’s Date of BirthApplicant’s Gender
Applicant’s Parents NameSectional-wise marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
CategoryTotal Marks
Percentile ScoreRank- All India Rank, All India Quota seat rank and State Quota rank
Qualifying StatusNEET Cutoff score for counselling under All India Seats 2018

Sample of NEET 2018 score card

neet scorecard sample

Candidates must regularly visit the official websites of CBSE, Medical Counselling Committee and the NEET Participating Institutes. Any update or change in NEET process will be intimated only through the official websites. CBSE prepares NEET Merit List on the basis of directives of the Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI.

How NEET Score and Ranks are Calculated?

With the help of NEET Answer Key, candidates can calculate their expected scores and ranks. They can tally their answers with those given in answer key before the NEET Result is released. The marking scheme followed by CBSE in NEET 2018 is given below-

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are rewarded.
  • For marking wrong option, -1 is deducted as penalty.
  • No mark is deducted for un-attempted questions and marking more than 1 option.
  • Total Marks = 180 MCQs X 4 = 720 Marks

Check  NEET Exam Pattern

How is NEET Score calculated?

NEET Scores can be calculated by following the given formula-

NEET score = (Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of incorrect answers x -1)

NEET Rank vs Marks 2018

NEET Rank is the main factor while determining NEET Merit List. The marks secured by candidates out of 720 determine their actual ranks in final merit list of NEET. The expected range of ranks and marks is provided in the following table-

Ranks RangeMarks RangeRanks RangeMarks Range

Read  How to use NEET 2018 Rank Predictor?

What is NEET Percentile Score?

NEET Percentile Score is the minimum score which should be obtained to qualify NEET 2018. It is calculated on the basis of candidate’s relative position in comparison to other rank holders. NEET All India Rank is calculated on the basis of absolute score obtained by them in NEET 2018. The following table represents the NEET qualifying percentile for counselling:


Qualifying Marks out of 720

Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved Category (UR)


50 Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC)


40 Percentile

Physically Handicapped (PH)

324 (UR), 288 (Reserved Category)

45 Percentile

Candidates can calculate their NEET percentile score on the basis of rank secured by them. The exact formula for calculating NEET percentile is:       

NEET Percentile Score

NEET 2018 Answer Key

The answer key for NEET is declared within one week of the exam date. It is released at the official website as well as by some of teh renowned coaching institutes. NEET Answer Key is a handy tool in predicting your rough marks. It bears all the correct solutions of NEET 2018.

CBSE also provides the facility to challenge the answer key of NEET. You may file an application online with a payment of INR 1000 within the given dates. If the challenge is accepted by the authority, the payment is refunded to candidates.

Steps to Check NEET Answer Key 2018

  1. Visit the official website of NEET 2018
  2. Click on the link “Download NEET 2018 Answer Key”
  3. The answer keys of all sets will appear on the screen
  4. Download it and match your responses
  5. Save it for further use

How to Challenge NEET Answer Key 2018?

  1. At the official website, login using your registration number and password
  2. Click on “Challenge NEET Answer Key” tab and submit it
  3. Select the question you wish to challenge
  4. Select your answer and give justified reasonings
  5. Click on “Confirm” and pay INR 1000 as fee through Debit/ Credit card
  6. Take a printout of the confirmation slip which contains details of the answer key challenged.

NEET 2018 Merit List

CBSE will publish the merit list soon after the announcement of NEET Results. No category wise merit list is declared, there will be only a centralized merit list for all the NEET 2018 qualified candidates. States will prepare their own merit list based on AIR and category of the candidate. Based on AIR and NEET Reservation Policy provided by DGHS, merit list for All India Quota is prepared.

Tie Breaker

In case two or more candidates have secured the same marks in NEET 2018, tiebreaker (inter-se-merit) of such candidates will be determined in order of preference as mentioned below-

  • Higher marks secured in Biology in NEET will be preferred. If still, tie persists then,
  • Candidate obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in NEET will be preferred. If still tie doesn’t break then,
  • Candidate with less number of wrong answers in will be taken into consideration. If still tie exists then,
  • Candidate older in age will be preferred for merit ranking.

NEET Merit List is prepared for seats under 15% All India Quota. The number of candidates in the merit list would be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. There will be a waiting list equal to 4 times the number of seats available for 15% All India Quota.

The merit list for NEET will be announced on its official website. Candidates are advised to check the NEET official website as well as the websites for all participating institutes regularly.

For admission to seats under respective state quota, merit list will be drawn up on the basis of All India Rank. The merit list will be prepared and released by all the admitting authorities on the basis of All India rank. The counselling for admission to AFMC will be conducted by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

What After NEET Results 2018?

CBSE releases NEET Cut off along with the declaration of results. It is the minimum marks required to qualify NEET. The cut off is dependent on the basis of the total number of seats available, the number of candidates participating, and level of difficulty of the NEET exam. There are separate cut off marks for different categories. 

NEET Cut Off is released for 2 quotas– All India Quota and State Level Quota. Top 15% scorers in NEET will be allowed to participate directly in the NEET counselling process under 15% All India Quota.

Here, we have prepared the expected NEET 2018 Cut Off based on the past year record of cutoff marks. The expected NEET cutoff is mentioned below:

NEET cut off under 15% All India Quota seats

NEET Cutoff

NEET Cut Off under 15% All India Quota seats is depicted in the following table:

CategoryNo. of CandidatesMarks Range
General14315685 - 468
OBC230468- 465
SC2815468- 352
ST1427466 - 303
UR & PH430466-214
OBC & PH10213-210
SC & PH75209-130
ST & PH23213 - 118

Category-wise NEET Overall Cut Off 2018

CategoryQualifying CriteriaMarks RangeNo. of Candidates
General50 Percentile685 – 145171329
OBC40 Percentile678 – 118175226
SC40 Percentile595 – 11847183
ST40 Percentile599 – 11815710
UR & PH45 Percentile474 – 131437
OBC & PH40 Percentile510 – 118597
SC & PH40 Percentile415 – 118143
ST & PH40 Percentile339 – 11836

NEET Cut Off for Top 10 Medical Colleges

As per the trends of previous years, NEET Cut Off of top 10 medical colleges is depicted in the table given below. The cut offs mentioned in the following table represents the cut off for general category-

Name of College2016 Closing Cut Off Rank2015 Closing Cut Off Rank
Government Medical College, Chandigarh162 158
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai408565
King George's Medical University, Lucknow506386
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi263117
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi4428
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak1035674
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai408216
Stanley Medical College, Chennai22642039
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi12897
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi1065

NEET 2017 Toppers

Given below is a list of all NEET Exam toppers of last year:

Candidate NameAll India RankScore Obtained
Navdeep Singh1697
Archit Gupta2695
Manish Moolchandani3695
Sankeerth Sadanand4692
Abhishek Dogra5691
Derik Joseph6691
Kanishk Tayal7691
Nikita Goyal8690
Aryan Raj Singh9690
Tanish Bansal10


NEET 2017 Statistics

CategoryRegistered CandidatesAppearedQualified

NEET 2018 Counselling

NEET Counselling is expected to start after June 12, 2018. Candidates who have qualified in NEET 2018 and whose names have appeared in the final merit list will be called for reporting at the institute for confirming their admissions.

Online counselling for NEET 2018 seats that fall under 15% All India Quota is conducted by the MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) of Directorate General of Health Services. Information on NEET Counselling would only be available at

NEET 2018 Counselling

For seats, other than 15% All India Quota, the process is slightly different. Candidates willing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions through NEET merit list should follow the instructions of the State Government and authorities of the medical/dental colleges /Institution/University concerned for the counselling process.

Most Preferred Medical Colleges by Top 100 Scorers

CBSE NEET most preferred Colleges.

  • NEET Counselling is done in online mode.
  • Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and Director General of Health Services (DGHS) will be conducting NEET Counselling.
  • For candidates who have qualified NEET but not obtained enough marks to qualify for 15% All India Quota seats then they can apply for admissions in colleges located in their respective States and UTs.

NEET Result FAQs

Ques. How will the three (3) attempts of NEET be calculated? Should it be consecutive or not?

Ans. No. Information regarding the ways to calculate NEET attempts is not listed in the information brochure. The attempts will be calculated from 2018 onwards. For example, if a candidate has appeared in NEET 2018, they will be eligible for two more attempts provided they have not crossed the upper age limit.

Ques. How the merit list will be prepared for 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. Based on All India Rank and the reservation roster provided by DGHS, merit list for All India quota will be prepared.

Ques. How to calculate NEET Score and Rank?


NEET Percentile Based on Highest Marks

Evaluation of percentile on the basis of marks can easily be done. We are providing you Percentile formula which based on marks scored by the contenders.

The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Marks:

Individual Score X 100 / Marks obtained by top scorer

Percentile based on rank

Evaluation of percentile on the basis of rank is somewhat difficult in comparison to the first one. Have a look at the Percentile formula which is based on rank, gained by the aspirants.

The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Rank:

Total appearing candidates – Rank secured/ Total appearing candidates’ X 100


Ques. How will the Tie-breaking problem be dissolved?

Ans. In case candidates score equal marks in the NEET examination, tie-breaking method will be considered.

  1. The candidate who obtains a higher mark in Biology as per the result of NEET 2018 will be given a better rank.
  2. If Biology marks are equal, candidates securing higher marks in Chemistry as per the NEET result 2018 will be given a higher rank in NEET 2018.
  3. If both Biology and Chemistry marks as per NEET result are equal, then the candidate who has attempted less number of wrong questions in all subjects of NEET 2018 will be given better rank.
  4. If all of the above criteria are unable to prove effective in breaking tie in NEET 2018 result, then the candidate older in age will be given preference for NEET admissions.

Ques. Who will conduct Counselling after NEET 2018?


  • 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. What is the reservation criteria for 15% all India quota seats?

Ans. In 15% all India quota seats, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC category candidates.

Ques. What is the procedure of online seat allotment?

Ans. The process steps are given here -

  • Main Counselling Registration.
  • Exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 1.
  • Round 1 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round.
  • Publication of net vacant seats.
  • Fresh Choice Submission by eligible candidates for Round 2.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 2.
  • Round 2 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against Round 2.
  • END of 15 % All India Counselling and reverting of Non Joined, Not allotted seats to state quota.

Ques. Will there be negative marking in NEET 2018?

Ans. Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 marks will be deducted from the total score.

Ques. How long the result of NEET 2018 is valid?

Ans. The result of successful candidates of NEET 2018 is valid for the academic session 2018-19 only.

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 For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with website.

Ques. I did not have a graduation degree, However I have completed a professional degree, Can I apply for CAT?

Ans. No, only candidates who are graduate from a recognized University can apply for CAT. No, professional degree is accepted as a graduation degree.

Ques. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?


  1. Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged.
  2. Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

Ques. How much marks should we obtain to qualify in NEET exam?

Ans. Here we are giving the qualifying marks for NEET 2018 examination:

CategoryQualifying Marks (Out of 720)
General (UR)360
General (UR) – PH324

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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