Important Dates for NEET 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 08-Feb-2018 09-Mar-2018
Examination Date 06-May-2018 N/A Exam is coming up
Result Date 08-Jun-2018 N/A

NEET 2018 Exam Dates and Application Form 


Latest Update: CBSE published NEET 2018 Admit Card on April 17, 2018 in online mode. Visit the official website of NEET i.e. cbseneet.nic.in to download the Admit Card. Enter your NEET Registration no., DOB, Security Pin to access the document.

NEET Admit Card 2018 Download link Click

NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is an entrance examination for admission into MBBS and BDS courses after class 12th. Nearly 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. Check the  Exam Dates for NEET to stay updated with the entire admission procedure.

Latest Updates

  • As per latest notification, for admission into Under Graduate courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), students will now need to appear for NEET.
  • The exam is expected to be held on May 10, 2018. Check the 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 for. It is recommended to Download last year NEET Question Papers and Response Keys get acquainted with the exam format. An aspirant can appear for the test 3 times after which he/she becomes inapplicable to take the exam. NEET 2017 was treated as the first attempt for everyone, irrespective of whether they sat for AIPMT earlier or not.

The qualifying marks for General Category ranged from 131 to 697 for NEET 2017. Students can take a look at the Expected Cut off for NEET 2018 for a better idea of the cut off trends for NEET.

Key Highlights

NEET 2018 Expected DateMay 10, 2018
Announce Date of Application FormJanuary 2018
NEET Result DeclarationExpected in June 2018
At Least EligibilityQualifying Marks in Class XII exam
Number of Questions180
NEET Exam SyllabusPhysics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class XI & XII
Seats provided56,000 (approx)

Exam Calendar: Important dates

Here are the important dates for NEET that will be organized on May 10, 2018

EventDate
Application FormAvailable from January 2018
Exam DateMay 10, 2018
Hall Ticket Announce DateFirst week of April 2018
Result DeclarationFirst week of June 2018
Counseling beginsthe First week of July 2018

Eligibility criteria for NEET 2018: Are you applicable?

Before applying for the entrance test, aspirants must ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria for NEET exam, as enlisted below.

  1. Age

At Least Age Limit- The aspirant should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2018.

Maximum Age Limit- The maximum age limit for general category aspirants is 25 years and for reserved categories, it is 30 years.

  1. Nationality

The following persons are applicable to appear for the exam.

  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Indian Nationals
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
  1. Educational Qualification
  • Students who have passed the class 12 qualifying exam are applicable to appear for the exam.
  • General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam.
  • OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam.
  • Students who are appearing for the class 12 exam may also apply for the exam.
  • Aspirants must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
  • General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam.

NEET 2018 Application form

The Application Form is expected to be available from February 2018 at www.cbseneet.nic.in. Aspirants must have an Aadhar Card for successful completion of Registration Procedure. The form can be filled online itself. All you obligatory to do is follow these simple steps.

  1. Registration

Register on the NEET website to fill the application form. You will receive your ID and password for future logins.

  1. Filling the Application Form

You will need to fill in your individual details, Choice of Examination Centre, Academic Details and Address and Details of Parents.

  1. Uploading Documents

After filling the above mentioned details, you will be asked to upload your passport sized Photograph, Signature and Left-Hand Thumb Impression.

  1. Fee Payment
  • Offline Method- Through challan
  • E-Wallets of various service offers
  • Aspirants can remit the fee through:
  • Debit/ Credit Card
  • Net Banking
CategoryFees
General/ OBCRs. 1400
SC/ST/PHRs. 750
  1. Confirmation Page

After successful completion of the payment, a confirmation page will be generated. Take a print out of the page and keep it safely for future use. Aspirants must note that the confirmation page is not to be sent to the board. They must preterit till the end of admission and counseling procedure. For further assistance, you can refer to this detailed explanation of the application procedure at NEET Application Form

You can also enlist the help of Common Service Centres (CSC) in filling the Application form.

NEET 2018 Hall Ticket

Admit cards are expected to be available from the first week of April 2018. NEET hall ticket will be allotted to aspirants who have successfully registered for the exam and can be downloaded from the official website.

Along with passport sized photographs, aspirants also need to bring a hard copy of the hall ticket to the examination center, failing which, they might not be allowed to appear for the exam.

NEET 2018 Syllabus and Format

Exam syllabus comprises questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology curriculum of class XI and XII. It is essentially based on the common syllabus stipulated by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Subjects comprisedPhysics, Chemistry, Biology
Period3 hours
Exam MethodOffline (Pen and Paper based)
Number of Questions180 (45 each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology)
Maximum Marks720
Maximum marks per question4
Marking Scheme

+4 for accurate response

-1 for inaccurate response

0 for no response

0 for more than one response

Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati

NEET Last year Paper Analysis

The 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

  • Overall, class XI and XII syllabus were given equal weight last year.
  • 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.
  • The Chemistry section is moderately difficult with several applications based questions. 
  • 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 2017 exam had a lot of questions from NCERT so the paper was not very difficult to ace.

How to stay ahead of the game: Preparation Tips

  • Time Management is very crucial to ace NEET Exam. Make a timetable and stick to it religiously. Try out as many exercise papers as possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NEET Preparation Books for Physics

Book NameAuthorISBN
Clear NEET Guide: PhysicsMTG Editorial Board978-9385966354
40 Days Physics for NEETSB Tripathi978-9350949504
29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - PhysicsMTG Editorial Board978-9385966446
Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET-AIIMS - PhysicsMTG Editorial Board978-9385966385

NEET Preparation Books for Biology

Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Clear NEET Guide: BiologyMTG Editorial Board978-9385966378
29 Years Biology Chapterwise Solutions for CBSE AIPMT & NEETArihant Experts978-9350949276
Trueman's Objective Biology for NEET - Vol. I & IIM.P. Tyagi and JP Goyal978-8187223740
NCERT BOTANY Booster for NEET (AIPMT) AIIMS & All Other Medical Exam (First Edition 2016)S. AnsariASIN: 9384934445

NEET Preparation Books for Chemistry

Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Clear NEET Guide: ChemistryMTG Editorial Board978-9385966361
Objective NCERT Question Bank for NEET - ChemistryMTG Editorial Board978-9385966422
29 Years NEET-AIPMT Chapterwise Solutions - ChemistryMTG Editorial Board978-9385966453
40 Days Chemistry for NEETSudhanshu Thakur978-9350949528

Response Key

The Response Key and OMR Sheet will be uploaded by CBSE in May 2018; a few weeks after the exam.

How to challenge the Response Key?

Aspirants can challenge the response key if they find any discrepancies in it. They obligatory 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.


NEET Result Declaration

The result is expected to be announced in June 2018. CBSE will release the results online.

Qualifying Percentage

The qualifying percentage will depend on the aspirant’s category.

CategoryQualifying Percentage
General50%
SC/ST/OBC40%
General PH45%

Aspirants will have to download their result for counseling.


Expected Cut Off for NEET 2018

CBSE will announce the Cut off in June 2018. Here’s a list of the top colleges with their Opening and closing ranks.

Name of InstitutionOpening RankClosing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi17643
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi3511397
B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad7120508
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh735109
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore8222347
Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur9956117
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai10458243

NEET 2018 Counseling Details

  • The procedure of seat allocation will be organized in three rounds based on your rank and the choices filled during the online registration.
  • The counseling process requires qualified aspirants to register online.
  • While most institutes follow a centralized counseling procedure, some may have their own counseling processes.
  • 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.

Admission Procedure for NEET 2018

After the counseling process, aspirants must report to their issued colleges within the specified time duration. For the admission procedure, aspirants must take original documents for verification along with self-attested photocopies.

Paperwork: Documents need

  • Birth Certificate
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • Identity proof
  • 8-10 Passport Sized Photographs
  • Provisional Allocation Letter generated online
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • NEET Admit card
  • High School & Intermediate Marksheets
  • Category Certificate (For reserved category aspirants)

Things to Remember

  • NEET Exam Date- May 10, 2018
  • Original documents will be needed for admission to the college.
  • NEET Counseling will have 3 rounds of seat allocation.
  • AIIMS and JIPMER organize their own entrance exam, separately. NEET is not the qualifying exam for these institutes.
  • Take your Hall Ticket and Passport sized photographs to the examination center
  • If you don’t join the issued college within the stipulated time, your seat will stand canceled and you will not be applicable for further counseling.
  • Period of exam- 3 hours

Approach the exam with a calm mind. Avoid pursuing new topics at the last minute.


NEET 2018 FAQs

Ques. What is the eligibility requirement? Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET?

Ques. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?

Ques. If an aspirant is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be applicable for 15% All India Quota?

Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?

Ques. If I am opting Assamese as the language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?

Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

Ques. What are the period/timings of NEET 2018?

Ques. If any aspirant faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?

Ques. Do I have to send my filled application form to CBSE?

Ans. The aspirants are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to the NEET Unit, CBSE.

Ques. Who will organize the counseling for NEET?

Ans. For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will organize the counselling. For 15% All India Quota seats, counselling will be organizeed by the DGHS.

Ques. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Answers on the website?

Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Answers captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of hosting, aspirants 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 applicable for NEET?

Ans. Yes, you will be applicable 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 issueted a college for BDS via central counseling then you cannot, else you cannot.

Ques. I am a general category female aspirant, my parent's income is less than 5 lakhs, do I obligatory to pay the NEET application fee?

Ans. Yes, you obligatory to pay the NEET application fee, the exemption is given only to SC/ST/PH aspirants with need certificates.

Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment procedure 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 applicable.

Ques. I have got 60% marks in 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 a SC category student, what is the upper limit to apply for NEET exam?

Ans. 30 years is the upper age limit for SC/ST aspirants to apply for the NEET exam.

Ques. What is the at least qualification obligatory to apply for NEET 2018 exam?

Ans. Student must be of science background. A student must have qualified class 12 examinations or equivalent in order to apply for NEET exam.

Ques. NRI aspirants are getting some age benefits if they apply for NEET?

Ans. No, age benefits are only for SC/ST aspirants, no other category is getting age benefits.

Ques. What are the mandatory subjects to appear for NEET 2018 exam?

Ans. It is mandatory that the student must have finished 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 applicable 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 kannad 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 obligatory to prepare for the NEET exam?

Ans. You obligatory to prepare Phyiscs, Chemistry & Biology(Zoology &Botany) subjects for the NEET exam.

Ques. The English language will 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 period in NEET?

Ans. NEET exam paper will be of 3 hours period, 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 finished 25 years of age.

Ques. My passport is under the procedure of verification, do I obligatory to submit the passport number in the NEET application form?

Ans. No, only NRI aspirants 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 obligatory 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 allocation procedure?

Ans. Once the NEET 2018 result is announced 15% AIQ seats will be managed by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) via online method.

Ques. I am from Bihar, am I applicable 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 via the bank, in which I pay my application fee?

Ans. Payment of e-challan can be made via Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank. No, only application fee has to be paid via bank. No application form can be filled at the 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 organizes NEET, it is online or offline in 2018?

Ans. CBSE organizes NEET in offline method 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. Can I apply for neet exam? I had finished 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.

Ans. Yes, you can apply.

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NEET 2018 Fee Structure

  • 1400

    general

  • 750

    SC/ST

Top Colleges in India Accepting NEET 2018

TNGDCH Chennai - Tamilnadu Government Dental College and Hospital

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

MRDC Faridabad - Manav Rachna Dental College

Faridabad, Haryana

GDCH North Goa - Goa Dental College and Hospital

North Goa, Goa

SDDHDC Panchkula - Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College

Panchkula, Haryana

CDCRI Kanchipuram - Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

PU Chandigarh - Panjab University

Chandigarh, Chandigarh

KIDS Bhubaneswar - Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences

Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

GDC Raipur - Government Dental College

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Vananchal Educational & Welfare Trust, Garhwa

Garhwa, Jharkhand

MINDS Mahe - Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital

Mahe, Puducherry

SRM Kattankulathur Dental College, Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

SGT Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana

SRM University Ramapuram Campus, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Adhiparasakthi Dental College And Hospital Melmaruvathur, Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengodu

Tiruchengodu, Tamil Nadu

Chettinad College of Dental & Research Institute, The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR medical university, Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Rajas Dental College and Hospital, kavalkinaru, Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

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