National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test [NEET]

NEET 2018

Exam Date : 6th May 2018 To 7th May 2018
Result Date : 4th June 2018

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Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for NEET 2018

The Application form for NEET 2018 will commence on 31st January 2018 to 1st March 2018.
The date of the NEET 2018 exam is announced on 6th May 2018.
The Syllabus for NEET exam consists of topics under Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The exam is an offline exam.

Important details regarding NEET Exam:

Name of Exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Organised by

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)




National Level

Courses Offered


NEET PG – MS/MD/PG Diploma

Number of Seats Offered

52,305 seats for MBBS and BDS

23686 seats for MS/MD/PG Diploma

Duration of Course

MBBS: 4½ years with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

BDS: 4 years with 1-year compulsory rotating internship

MS: 3 years

MD: 3 years

Exam Duration

NEET UG – 3 hours

NEET PG – 3 hours 30 mins

Mode of Examination

UG – Offline

PG – Online

Types of Question

Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.

Number of Questions

UG - 180

PG – 300

Negative Marking

UG - Yes

PG – No

Examination Date

UG – 1st week of May 2018 (Tentative)

PG – 5th – 13th Dec 2018

About NEET Exam:

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. NEET is a National level examination and is conducted every year in May. NEET examination enables candidates to seek admissions for graduate and postgraduate courses. NEET enables candidates to take admission for medical course, dental course or any post-graduation course. 

NEET is an extremely competitive exam and lakhs of students appear for the same every year. There will be a single NEET for admission to medical and dental colleges. All seats (MBBS/BDS) of any medical/dental college will be filled by the score of NEET examination only. As per the last order by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET will be held for offering admission into MBBS/BDS courses in India from the year 2018. 

Even though NEET 2016 was conducted in English and Hindi, CBSE has announced that students can write exams in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati languages from 2018 onwards. Kannada and Odia languages are added to the list as of now and students can write the exams in nine Indian languages and English. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination.

The Central Board of Secondary Education announces the results and the All India Merit List for NEET UG. The merit list and the wait-list are prepared as per the directives of the Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI.

NEET 2018 Important Dates

  • Application Form available: The application form for NEET 2018 would be available starting from 31st January 2018 .
  • Application Form Submission Last Date: The candidates would have to submit the application form for NEET 2018 before 1st March 2018 . The board would not accept any form that comes after the end of February.
  • Last Date to Pay Application Fees: The candidates would have to pay the application fees before the end of February. The candidates who fail to pay the fees before the stipulated time would have their registration cancelled.
  • Download Admit Card for NEET 2018: The admit card would be available for download starting from 2nd April 2018 . The candidates are advised to carry the Admit card with them to the exam centre. If the candidates don't carry the NEET 2018 Admit Card, they would not be allowed to write the exam.
  • NEET 2018 Examination: The NEET 2018 exam would be conducted tentatively around 6th May 2018 . The Exam would be conducted in two batches, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon
  • NEET 2018 Examination Results: The NEET 2018 results would be declared tentatively around 4th June 2018 . The candidates would have to check the CBSE or NEET website to check their results.
  • NEET 2018 Counselling Session: After the NEET 2018 results are declared, the students who have secured a good rank would be required to attend a counselling session before they are eligible for admissions. The Counselling would be done tentatively around 2nd July 2018 .

NEET 2018 Eligibility

Age Limit for NEET 2018: 

  • The candidates applying for NEET 2018 should be above 17, but below 25 years of age as on the 31st of December during the year of admission. Candidates who are not under the age limit would not be qualified to appear for the NEET 2018.


  • The candidate must be an Indian National or an Overseas Citizen of India to be eligible for NEET 2018.

Education Qualification: 

  • The candidate must have completed their 10+2 Level of examination from a recognised board/ University.

Compulsory Subjects for Eligibility: 

  • The candidate must have finished their 10+2 level with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology/Biotechnology and English.

Cut Offs for NEET 2018: 

  • The candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% in the subjects mentioned above.
  • If the Candidate is Physically Handicapped, they would have to secure a minimum of 45%.
  • If the candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category, they should secure a minimum of 40%.

85% State Quota:

  • The candidate must submit the proof of residency and Domicile Status to avail this quota.

NEET 2018 Application Process

Application Form:

  • The application forms for NEET 2018 would be available starting from 31st January 2018 
  • The last date to apply for the NEET 2018 would be 1st March 2018 

Procedure to Apply for NEET 2018:

  • Visit the Official NEET website.
  • Choose the Examination Centre.
  • Register with the board and obtain a Username and Password.
  • Fill in all the credentials accurately and click on submit.
  • Upload the candidate's photograph, a clear, scanned picture of the candidate's signature and finger impression.
  • Pay the Application Fees

Fee Amount:

  • General Category - Rs. 1,400/-
  • SC/PH/ST - Rs. 750 /-

Reservation Details:

  • PH category- 3% (on horizontal basis)
  • OBC-Non creamy layer- 27%
  • ST category- 7.5%
  • SC category- 15%

NEET 2018 Application Form Details

Application Form:

  • The application forms for NEET 2018 would be available starting from the 31st January 2018 .
  • The last date to apply for the NEET 2018 would be 1st March 2018

Contact Information:

  • The candidate must provide a unique user ID and a valid phone number. 
  • This is so that the board can contact the candidates on various notices or new information.

Registration Mode:

  • The candidates can only apply for NEET 2018 via online mode on its official website. 
  • The board will not accept any other mode of registration.

Confirmation Proof:

  • Once the candidate successfully registers with Board for the NEET 2018 exam, they are advised to take a printout of the Confirmation Page as a proof of them registering.

NEET 2018 Admit Card

Availability of NEET 2018 Admit Card:

  • The Admit Card for the NEET 2018 would be available for download starting from 2nd April 2018 .

NEET 2018 Admit Card Content:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Registration Number
  • Candidate’s Category
  • Question Paper Language
  • Examination Centre Address
  • Examination Centre Code
  • General Rules/Instructions to be followed during NEET 2018 Examination.

Download NEET 2018 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official CBSE/NEET website.
  • Click on the Link saying "Admit Card". The candidate would be redirected to their login.
  • Enter the details for login such as Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • The candidate would be redirected to their Admit Card.
  • The candidate must download the Admit Card and take a print out.
  • Carry the NEET 2018 Admit Card print out to the Examination Centre.

Important Notes:

  • The candidate would not be allowed to appear for the NEET 2018 if they don't carry their NEET 2018 Admit Card.
  • The candidate must not Tamper with their NEET 2018 Admit Card. This would make their Admit Card invalid and they won't be allowed to take the exam.
  •  Plagiarizing the NEET 2018 Admit Card is a punishable offense and the candidates found doing this illegal activity would be disqualified and will be punished accordingly.

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

Subjects for NEET 2018:

  • Physics - 45 Questions / 180 Marks
  • Chemistry - 45 Questions / 180 Marks
  • Botany - 45 Questions / 180 Marks
  • Zoology - 45 Questions / 180 Marks

Marking Scheme:

  • +4 Marks for Every Right Answer.
  • -1 Marks for Every Wrong Answer. 

Examination Type:

  • The NEET 2018 would be a Multiple Choice Question type of examination.
  • There would be a question and 4 available choices of answers.
  • The candidate would have to select the correct answer.

Qualifying Marks:

  • General Category: The candidates belonging to General Category would have to score a minimum of 50% or 360 marks to qualify.
  • General Category Physically Handicapped:  The candidates belonging to General Category and are physically handicapped would have to secure a minimum of 45% or 324 marks to qualify.
  • Reserved Category: The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category would have to secure a minimum of 40% or 288 marks to qualify.
  • Reserved Category Physically Handicapped: The candidates belonging to the Reserved Category and are physically Handicapped would have to secure a minimum of 40% or 288 marks to qualify.

NEET 2018 Syllabus

  • The Syllabus for the NEET 2018 Exam would consist of questions from class 11th and 12th CBSE Syllabus and would test the knowledge of students in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • The Biology Syllabus has been divided into two subject; Zoology and Botany. 
  • There would be a total of 45 question in each subject. 
  • For every Right answer the Candidate would be awarded 4 marks.
  • For every wrong answer, 1 mark would be deducted.
  • There would be a total of 180 question and a total of 720 marks.

NEET 2018 Results

The results for the NEET 2018 would be declared on the official NEET website. The CBSE board would declare the results for the NEET 2018 examination. 

Steps to Check NEET 2018 Results:

  • Open the official NEET Website.
  • Click on the link for the NEET 2018 Results. 
  • Enter the registration number and birthdate to access the NEET 2018 result.
  • The NEET results would be displayed on a new page on the browser.
  • Take a few printouts of the NEET 2018 Results for future references and for admission process.

NEET 2018 Counselling

The candidates would be eligible for admission on the basis of the marks or rank they secure in their NEET 2018.

The Counselling process would have 2 rounds.

First Round:

  • In the first round, the candidate would have to register with the counselling body.
  • The candidates would have to select which Medical/Dental college they'd opt for admissions in.
  • The candidates would have to select their choice and lock it by clicking on the save button. 

Second Round:

  • The second round of Counselling is just an up-gradation of colleges they selected in round 1.
  • In round 2 there will be no new registration and choice submission.
  • The choice of colleges the candidate made in the first round would be further processed and the seats would be allotted.

Important Documents to be carried for NEET 2018 Counselling:

  • Class 10th Certificate
  • Date of Birth Certificate (if the 10th certificate does not bear the same)
  • Identity Proof
  • Class 10+2 Certificate
  • Class 10+2 Marks Sheet
  • NEET 2018 Admit Cards
  • NEET 2018 Result/ Rank letter
  • Eight (8) Passport size photograph of the candidate, same as affixed on the application form
  • Online generated Provisional allotment letter 
  • SC/ST Certificate (if applicable)
  • OBC certificate (if applicable)
  • Orthopedic Physical Disability Certificate (If applicable)

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