NEET 2018

Exam Date : 10th May 2018
Result Date : 3rd June 2018

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Updated on - Jan 19th, 2018 | 06:07 PM by Rabi

Application Form, Dates, Syllabus & Pattern for NEET 2018

NEET 2018

Introduction to NEET 2018:

  • About: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is conducted for aspirants who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS)/ dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET is conducted annually by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide admission to the eligible candidates in MBBS/BDS Courses.

  • Courses Offered: Candidates who qualify NEET can apply for admission in various Medical/Dental Colleges run by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established by an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

  • Eligibility: All Indian and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) born on or before 31st December and below 25 years (General and OBC candidates)/ 30 years (other categories) of age at the time of admission who have qualified Class 12 or an equivalent exam, with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as compulsory subjects are eligible for NEET 2018.

  • Participating Colleges: There will be a single medical entrance exam all over India for admission into medical and dental colleges as per the orders of Honourable Supreme Court. The colleges will not be able to conduct their own medical entrance exam and thus all will accept students based on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2018 (NEET) Score. All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), is now known as NEET. The total number of seats offered under NEET 2018 is 53,430 which is distributed accordingly. 

Exam summary for NEET 2018: 

Important details regarding NEET 2018: 

Name of Examination

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Organised by

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)




National Level

Courses Offered

 MBBS, BDS, (B.V.SC & A.H)*

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

B.V.SC & A.H: 4-5 years

Exam Duration

 3 hours

Mode of Examination


Types of Question

Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.

Number of Questions


Negative Marking


Examination Date

 10th May 2018  

NEET 2018 Latest News:

  • MCI bars open school students from NEET: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has now barred students who have completed class 12 qualifying examination under NIOS and correspondence mode from writing common medical entrance examination (NEET). According to an official, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and Union health minister JP Nadda will hold a meeting on the coming Wednesday to take a call on the issue.
  • Revise in no. of NEET-UG attempts: According to sources, the number of attempts to appear in NEET has been maximized to 9 for unreserved categories and 14 for reserved categories. Candidates are however advised to keep themselves updated on the notifications released by the CBSE on the official website,  

  • 12 States and 4 Union Territories have approved NEXT Exam for Doctors: The National Exit Test (NEXT) for validation of the status of a “doctor” has been supported by 12 states and 4 union territories in the country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a reply to a Right To Information (RTI) query. Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry have extended their support for making the NEXT exam mandatory to improve the quality of doctors in the country. Along with them, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Punjab have also approved the same. Nine states, however, did not agree to make the exam compulsory. These states are Rajasthan, Telangana, Assam, Goa, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
  • Changes in NEET exam formats likely soon, how NTA would help lakhs of students: As per reports, the national level examination National Eligibility and Entrance Test is most likely to be conducted twice a year in the online format from the year 2019 by National Testing Agency, NTA. The NTA is expected to take over the responsibility from Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE for conducting the examination with some fundamental changes in its format. Proposal for NTA has already been approved and the functioning expected to start from next year.

  • Amid NEET controversy, Medical Council of India is set to introduce new modules in MBBS from 2018. Click here to know more about the Syllabus for NEET 2018.
  • The Supreme Court has allowed candidates above 25 years to appear for NEET examination. Click here to find details regarding the overall eligibility criteria for NEET 2018.   

Important dates for NEET 2018:

  • Application Form: CBSE has announced that aspirants can fill the NEET 2018 Application Form online on the official website 1st January 2018 onwards. The deadline to complete the Application Process is 1st March 2018.  

  • Examination: CBSE has indicated that NEET 2018 will be conducted on 10th May 2018. However, this is a tentative update and final dates will be published following the declaration by CBSE.

  • Results & Counseling: The Result of NEET 2018 will be declared on 3rd June 2018. After the declaration of NEET 2018 result, the counselling process will begin from 2nd July 2018.

  • For detailed information regarding important dates concerned with NEET 2018, click here.  

NEET 2018 Eligibility: 

  • Age Limit: Candidates who have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course are eligible for NEET 2018.

  • No. of Attempts: The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET 2018 examination shall be limited to three.
  • Qualification: Depending on the reservation category of the candidate, he/she must have scored the minimum aggregate percentage of marks in the 10+2 qualifying examination. 

  • To know more about the minimum marks and other eligibility criteria for NEET 2018, click here.  

NEET 2018 Syllabus:

  • Design: NEET 2018 syllabus will have topics from class 11th and 12th curriculum prescribed by CBSE.

  • Subjects: The conducting board of NEET 2018 will test the knowledge of students in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • NEET 2018 Syllabus PDF will help the candidate in getting a quick reference to the complete examination syllabus.

  • To know more about important Reference Books for NEET 2018 preparation, click here

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Mode: NEET 2018 will be a pen and paper-based test. Click here to download the syllabus and previous year papers, click here.
  • Total Marks: NEET 2018 examination shall consist of one paper having 180 (45 from every subject/section) objective type questions which will count to a total of 720 marks.

  • Marking Scheme: Every right answer in NEET 2018 will fetch the candidate 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • Click on the link to gain a detailed knowledge about the NEET 2018 exam pattern.

NEET 2018 Application Form:

  • Release: CBSE has announced that candidates can apply for NEET 2018 online on the official website of CBSE from 1st January 2018. The deadline to submit the Application Form is 1st March 2018.  
  • Application Fee: NEET 2018 Application fees payment can be made using Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers.

    • For General and OBC category candidates: 1400 INR.

    • For (SC/ST/PH) candidate: 750 INR.

  • To know more about how to fill the Application Form and other important documents required for successful NEET 2018 registration, click here

NEET 2018 Exam Centres:

  • Centres: The NEET 2018 will be conducted at exam centres spread across all over India.

  • Allotment: Allotment of NEET 2018 exam centre will be done online and there will be no human intervention.

  • No. of choices: All the candidates should select three convenient cities for the NEET 2018 exam centre choice.

  • To know more about the examination centres and the centre codes, click here.

NEET 2018 Results:

  • Date: NEET 2018 Results will be declared on 3rd June 2018.

  • To know more about how to download NEET 2018 scorecard and other important information regarding Results, click here.
  • Seats offered: The seat distribution statistics is as shown below:

Intake categories for candidates qualifying NEET 2018:

The admissions shall be given by the conducting board of NEET 2018 under:

  • All India Quota.

  • State Government Quota.

  • State/Private/Management/NRI Quota seats in all Private Medical/Dental/Deemed University.

  • Central Pool Quota.

The medium of paper offered in NEET 2018: 

  • Languages: For the purpose of the candidate's convenience, the NEET exam board will allow candidates to take up the NEET-UG 2018 exam in any of the languages mentioned below. 












Language-wise Percentage Of Registered Candidates for NEET 2018:      

Statistics of languages opted previous year

The option of Vernacular languages will be available only as per the following details:

Medium of Question Paper

Examination centre

English and Hindi All examination centre cities
English, Hindi and Assamese Examination centres in Assam
English, Hindi and Kannada Examination centres in Karnataka
English, Hindi and Bengali Examination centres in West Bengal
English, Hindi and Telugu Examination centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English, Hindi and Tamil Examination centres in Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi, and Gujarati Examination centres in Gujarat
English, Hindi and Oriya Examination centres in Odisha
English, Hindi and Marathi Examination centres in Maharashtra

Candidates qualifying NEET 2018 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.

Instructions to be followed by a candidate during NEET 2018 examination:

  • Exam Timings: All the Examination centres will be opened 2 hours and 30 minutes before the commencement of the NEET 2018 test. After 09:30 AM, no candidate will be allowed to enter the NEET 2018 examination centre. 

  • Seat Allotment: A seat with a roll number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted NEET 2018 exam seat.

  • Points to Remember about Admit Card: During the NEET 2018 examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidates to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.The Candidate must report with online downloaded NEET 2018 admit card and with proforma which is an attachment of admit card with a passport Size Photograph duly affixed to it, at the allotted Examination centre. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on SIDE-1.

  • Avoid bringing barred item: Candidates are not allowed to bring any barred item or any item which could be used by any unfair means. Possession of any such article with the candidates inside the centre premises will attract the penalties for unfair practices.

  • Avoid Beverages: Water Bottles, Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks etc. are not allowed to be taken by the candidates to the NEET 2018 examination hall.

  • Conclusion of Test: Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall until the scheduled completion of the test.  

  • Sign twice on the attendance sheet: The candidate must sign twice on the NEET 2018 Attendance Sheet in the appropriate fields, first: immediately after the commencement of examination and second: while handing over the Answer Sheet to the invigilator.

  • Keep finger impression: The candidates are also required to provide their finger impressions in the space provided on the NEET 2018 attendance sheet.

  • Check the test book pages: The candidate will check and ensure that the NEET 2018 Test-Booklet contain as many numbers of pages as written on the top of the cover page.


NEET 2018 Important Dates

Summary of Important Dates for NEET 2018:

  • Notification: The Official Notifications to NEET 2018 will begin by the end of December.

  • Application Form: The Application Form to NEET will be available on 1st January 2018 to 1st March 2018.

  • Corrections in NEET Application Form: All proper window for corrections to be done will be provided by CBSE and all applicants are advised to work on any such by the first week of March.

  • NEET 2018: The exam will be conducted on 10th May 2018 to 10th May 2018.

  • Counselling Session to NEET: The Counselling session to NEET will be held 2nd July 2018 onwards. 

NEET 2018 Eligibility

Summary of Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2018:

  • Categories: The candidate's Nationality, Age, Educational Qualification, performance in 10+2 qualifying examination, the total number of attempts and Aadhar card are the important criterion for NEET eligibility.

  • Nationality: The candidates who apply for NEET 2018 must be an Indian National.

  • Age limit: They should be aged between 17 and 25 years as on 31st December of the admission year. The upper age limit for the reserved categories is 30 years.

  • Qualifying criteria in 10+2 examination: The applicant should have passed 10+2 qualifying or any equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and Mathematics or any other electives as the combination of subjects.

  • State counselling: The participating states in NEET 2018 should fill up 85% of seats of MBBS/BDS through state counselling.

  • Domicile: Candidates should possess a valid domicile of the state along with residency proof from which they have completed their 10th and 12th.

NEET 2018 Application Process

Summary of NEET 2018 Application Process:

  • Step 1: The candidate is requested to log on to the official website and fill in the details like personal details, academics, etc.

  • Step 2: Candidates should enter nationality, self-declaration, category, Aadhaar number, question paper language and so on in their application form. 

  • Step 3: They must choose an exam centre as well. They must create a password and check their details before they submit the form.

  • Step 4: 

    • The scanned images of candidate's recent photograph, signature and thumb impression should also be uploaded in the application form after which the Application fees must be paid.

    • Application Fee: The Application fee is Rs.1400 for general candidates and Rs.750 for SC/ST/PH.

NEET 2018 Application Form Details

Summary of NEET 2018 Application Form Details:

  • Availability: The Application forms will be hosted online from 1st January 2018 until 1st March 2018.

  • Mode:  The Application form for NEET 2018 will be available only on the Official Website. There is no provision for offline applications.
  • Eligibility: Candidates should satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria to take up NEET 2018. 

  • Initial Requirements: The candidates must have a unique email-id and a valid mobile phone number ready before starting the application procedure for NEET 2018. 

NEET 2018 Admit Card

Summary of NEET 2018 Admit Card:  

  • Release Date: Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of CBSE from 2nd April 2018 onwards.
  • Mode: The NEET admit card will be available online, hence students must download it as it will not be sent by post.

Steps to download the NEET Admit Card 2018:

  • Step 1: The candidate can download the NEET admit card by logging on to the Official Website and clicking on the admit card link.
  • Step 2: The candidate's admit card will be generated on entering the registration number and date of birth. 

  • Details contained: The NEET admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, registration number, candidate’s category, the language of question paper, examination center address, examination center code and all the instructions to be followed during the NEET exam.

  • Note: For those candidates who are unable to appear for the exam on the scheduled date of test, re-test shall not be held by the board under any circumstances.

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

Summary of NEET 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Examination: The NEET 2018 will be conducted in offline mode.

  • Response marking: The answer should be chosen from the four options and it should be marked on the OMR sheet using a ballpoint pen as it is an MCQ based exam.

  • Total no. of questions:  There will be 180 MCQs i.e 45 questions in all the sections viz., Biology (Zoology & Botany), Physics, and Chemistry.

  • Marking scheme: Each correct answer will fetch the candidate 4 marks and each wrong answer will cost the candidate 1 mark. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

  • Total Marks: NEET 2018 will be conducted for a total of 720 marks.

NEET 2018 Syllabus

Summary of NEET 2018 Syllabus:

  • Prescribed by: NEET 2018 syllabus will be prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

  • Overview: The test syllabus will be based on CBSE's class 11th & class 12th subjects, chapters & topics. 

  • Subjects: The syllabus will consist of the following sections: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology & Botany.

  • State Syllabi: Apart from the CBSE's curriculum, the NEET syllabus is prepared after reviewing various State syllabi.

  • Also, the curriculum prepared by the Council Board of School Education (COBSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) are considered while designing the syllabus for NEET 2018.

NEET 2018 Results

Summary of NEET 2018 Results:

  • Declaration: CBSE will declare the NEET 2018 Results on 3rd June 2018 and it can be checked on the official website.

Steps to check NEET 2018 Result:

  • Step 1: The NEET 2018 results can be downloaded by logging on to the official website and clicking on the link for results.
  • Step 2: The roll number and date of birth must be entered and the results will be displayed on the screen which must be printed.

  • Step 3: Students are requested to print a few copies of the NEET results as it will be required in the admission process.
  • Cut off List:

    • Based on NEET 2018 cutoff ranks will be calculated.

    • Cutoff will be categorized on the basis of All India Quota Seats and Overall Category-wise Reservation.

NEET 2018 Counselling

Summary of NEET 2018 Counselling:

  • Authority: All India Quota Counselling is conducted by MCC (Medical Counseling Committee) while State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state exam authority.
  • Counselling Premises: Candidates need to be present at the mentioned location on the specified date for the offline process of counselling.

  • Criteria: Candidates will be admitted based on NEET 2018 rank. Candidates will be allowed to choose a college during the counselling process. However, seat allotment will be based on availability.
  • No. of Rounds: The eligible candidates will have to go through two rounds of counselling.

  • Essentials: The candidates must carry the required documents for the counselling process like 10th and 12th marks card, photo, valid ID etc.

Colleges which accept [NEET]

Abhinav , batch of 2021
12 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

I have entered through NEET entrance exam and the board marks were also counted, Cut off was around 50% to get the admission in this college.

Mannat , batch of 2019
06 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The candidate must clear the NEET/UPCAT exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute.

Khushi , batch of 2021
06 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The candidate must clear the NEET exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute.

Want to get in ?
Mohd , batch of 2021
06 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

Eligibility criteria and admission is min 17 years age. and also 12th pass out with min 50% marks. If you cross NEET within 1000 rankers.

Palak , batch of 2017
03 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The candidate must clear the NEET exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute. Minimum 550 cutoff mark is required.

Neeti , batch of 2018
03 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

You need to qualify for NEET exam to get admissions in the college. Cut off for NEET varies from year to year.

Apurva , batch of 2015
30 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

I passed my secondary education and gave PMT(Premedical test) but now it has been replaced by NEET. Those students aspiring to make a career in medical science now have to appear for a common national level medical entrance test, called NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate). During my time it was on the basis of state level and we were supposed to give different tests for different states. So, I scored around 484 marks out of 800 and managed to get a BDS seat in Himachal dental college Sundernagar district Mandi H.P. It is semi-government College and I took admission on the basis of merit so my fees were around 50 thousand annually my college also offers management seats who would like to have.

Saumya , batch of 2019
30 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The candidate must clear the NEET exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute. Minimum 60% cutoff mark is required.

VINOD , batch of 2017
30 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The candidate must clear the NEET exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute.  Minimum 550 cutoff mark is required for general, 430 for SC and 320 for ST.

Alfiya , batch of 2020
26 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The eligibility criteria are you JUST need to pass the HSC examination with minimum 50% marks and also in particular group like PCB subjects you must get 50% total marks in that group. The admission process is very simple you JUST have. To give your 12 marks memo sheet aadhar no. and other documents. I am doing computer science and this field does not require any entrance. But already I have passed the NEET entrance and MH CET LAW entrance exam which is for medical courses and I had also not eligible. The cut-off of NEET was 131/720 and I got 167. But doesn't have any cutoff.