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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or commonly known as NEET is a National level Entrance Examination for undergraduate medical courses like MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). It is conducted by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) every year across cities. The testing partner for NEET is Prometric Pvt Ltd that has its headquarters in the USA. In this article, We are going to describe you all about NEET 2018.

From the year 2016, NEET has come to replace the earlier conducted examination called AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) and other small medical tests for admission into various Medical and dental colleges in India. Since then many medical and dental colleges consider the NEET score to give admissions to students. Supreme Court has announced that Aadhaar Card is not mandatory to fill the NEET 2018 Application Form.

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NEET UG 2018 Updates

As per the notification released on 24th May 2018, Candidates can check the NEET UG official answer key 2018 along with their scanned images of OMR response sheet and test booklet code from 25th to 27th May 2018 (up to 5pm). Registered candidates need to login to the NEET UG official website by entering Registration ID and Password.

To check the NEET UG 2018 official answer key, OMR response sheet and test booklet code – Click Here

Total 13,26,725 candidates registered for NEET UG 2018 Exam. Among them, the number of male applicants is 5,80,648 and female applicants is 7,46,076. NEET UG 2018 Exam is going to be held in 2255 exam centres across 136 cities in all over India.

CBSE, the official examination conducting authority, has released the official Notification for NEET 2018. Check the Notification by Clicking here. 

CBSE has announced the Exam Date of NEET 2018. The Exam will be conducted on 6th May 2018.

The Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018.

Important Dates For NEET 2018

Here are some of the important dates that candidates need to note:

Events Dates 
Release of online application form 8th February 2018
Last date for filling the application form 12th March 2018
Last date to submit the application fee 13th March 2018
Application Form Correction 15th March 2018 to 17th March 2018
Release of admit card 17 April 2018
Date of NEET 2018 examination 6th May 2018
Display of Answer key/OMR sheet 2nd week of June, 2018
Announcement of results 1st week of June, 2018
Beginning of counselling After result is declared

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2018 Exam

According to latest notification, certain changes has been made in the eligibility criteria required to Apply for NEET UG 2018, therefore candidates are advised to go through the NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria carefully. Only those eligible to apply should fill the application form.

Age Limit

  • Candidate belonging to general category aged above 25 years are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 aged above 30 years are eligible to apply.

Nationality

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, Person of Indian Origin (PIO), the Overseas citizen of India (OCI) or Non- Resident Indian (NRI).
  • Candidates belonging to JK/ Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh, are entitled to an All India 15% quota, provided they submit a self-declaration.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates should have qualified class 12th board examination.
  • Candidates should have taken Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject in high school.
  • Candidates should have qualified PCB by obtaining at least 50% marks for general, 45% for General-Physically Handicapped (PH) and 40% for SC/ST/OBC.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates are eligible to appear for NEET 2018.
  • Students who have passed qualifying examination equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in each of these subjects and English are also eligible to apply.

Latest information regarding NIOS/ Private candidates applying for NEET UG 2018.

Candidates from NIOS and Private, when submitting their application form for NEET 2018, may submit details as suggested under the information of Class 11.

NEET 2018 Application Form

The NEET 2018 Application Form has been released on 8th February 2018. Online submission of the application form can be done by visiting the official website. Aspirants will have to register themselves first by providing the email-id and date of birth. This registration will help the candidate login to his/her account to check details regarding the result.

  • Applicants must have a scanned image of his/her latest photograph ( 10 to 100kb) and signature (3 to 20kb) only in the JPG format.

Application Fees For NEET 2018

Candidates belonging to the unreserved category and the other backward classes have to pay an online application fee of Rs. 1400/-. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and Physically handicapped category have to pay Rs.750/-

MODE OF PAYMENT

  • Through net banking
  • Through credit/debit card
  • Through e-wallet of various service providers
NOTE:  In addition to the exam fee, a processing/service fee will also be charged which the candidate will have to pay. This charge will vary from bank to bank.

Admit Card for NEET 2018

NEET 2018 Admit Card has been released on April 17,2018. The registered candidate can download it by clicking on the link “Download NEET 2018 Hall Ticket“. To access the admit card, registered candidates have to enter their registration number, date of birth and security pin. The hall ticket/ admit card will carry important information like the details of the candidate and name and address of the exam centre. candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centre as the absence of it will debar the candidate from taking the exam.

How to Download the NEET 2018 Admit Card?

Exam Syllabus of NEET 2018

The NEET 2018 syllabus will remain same as the previous years. There has been no change made to the syllabus. The Medical Council of India, after reviewing various state boards like CBSE, NCERT, COBSE recommends the below-stated syllabus for NEET 2018. This syllabus is based on 11th and 12th class topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

PHYSICS CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY
Physical measurements Some basic concepts of chemistry Diversity in living world
Kinematics Structure of atom Structural organization in animals and plants
Laws of motion Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Cell structure and function
Work, power and energy Chemical bonding and molecular structure Plant physiology
Motions of system of particles and rigid body States of matter: gases and liquids Human physiology
Gravitation thermodynamics Reproduction
Properties of bulk matter Equilibrium Genetics and evolution
Thermodynamics Redox reaction Biology and human welfare
Oscillation and waves Hydrogen Biotechnology and its applications
Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic theory s- block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals) Ecology and environment
Electrostatics Some p-block elements
Current electricity Organic chemistry – some basic properties and techniques
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Hydrocarbons
Electromagnetic induction and altering currents Environmental chemistry
Electromagnetic waves Solid states
Optics Solutions
Dual nature of matter and radiation Electrochemistry
Atoms and nuclei Chemical Kinetics
Electronic devices Surface chemistry
General principles and processes of isolation of elements
p– block elements
D and f block elements
Coordination compounds
Haloalkanes and haloarenes
Alcohols, phenols and ethers
Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Biomolecules
Polymers
Chemistry in everyday life

Exam Pattern of NEET 2018

The NEET 2018 exam will take place on 6th May 2018. The exam will be pen and paper-based(offline) and will be held for a duration of 3 hours. There will be 180 objective type questions covering the subjects physics, chemistry, and biology (Botany and Zoology). The exam will be in the following languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu. 4 marks will be awarded to each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Subject No. of question Marks per question Marks
Physics 45 4 180
Chemistry 45 4 180
Biology 45 4 180
Zoology 45 4 180
Botany 180 4 720

Check Question Paper Format for NEET 2018 Here

Preparation Tips for NEET 2018

Aspirants who seek to qualify NEET 2018 examination, need to have a focused mind and strategize their preparation for the exam.

Here are a few tips on how to prepare for NEET 2018

  • Earliest preparation can start by attending lectures in school that covers most concepts that are a part of the NEET 2018 question paper.
  • Gathering the correct study material will help in preparing for the exam.
  • For better exam preparations, candidates can also join coaching institutes that have batch wise study or go for online test series that help you take similar exams online.
  • Chart out a time-table on a daily basis that gives you ample amount of time to study each section.
  • Keeping yourself in sync with previous year’s question papers will help become familiar with the concepts and pattern and will allow you to practice different questions simultaneously.

NEET 2018 Answer Key

The answer key of the NEET exam will be uploaded in few days after the examination has been conducted. This answer key will be up for the challenge with a fee of Rs. 1000/-. The exact amount will be refunded to the candidate if the board accepts the answer given by the candidate.

CBSE will also display the OMR answer sheet on the official website. It is advisable for the students to keep visiting the website for more information.

NEET 2018 Result

CBSE will be responsible for uploading the Result of NEET 2018 on the official website www.cbseneet.nic.in. The result will be announced tentatively on 5th June 2018. CBSE will prepare a merit list and there will be no separate category list of results. The record of NEET is preserved for 60 days from the date of announcement of the result.

Detailed Article about the NEET 2018 Result and Score Card.

Counselling Process for NEET 2018 Exam

After the declaration of results, students who have qualified the NEET 2018 will have to register for Round 1 of the counselling. After registering and filling up the choices, they can take up mock counselling, which gives an idea about the seat allotment based on their rank and choice. There are 3 rounds of NEET 2018 counselling i.e. round 1, round 2 and the mop-up round.

There are different counsellings held for different institutes and colleges.

  1. NEET 2018 counselling for 15% quota – Candidates who qualify the NEET 2018 exam will be called for online counselling conducted by the MCC (medical counselling committee) for admission to government and private medical and dental colleges except in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as these do not participate in NEET.
  2. NEET 2018 counselling for AFMC – Counselling for admission to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, is also conducted by the MCC for MBBS students.
  3. NEET 2018 counselling for Deemed and central universities – The counselling for admission to dental and medical deemed and central universities will take place in the month of July 2018. The deemed and central universities also include universities by linguistic and religious minorities. Candidates granted admission to deemed universities in round 2, cannot participate in any other counselling.
  4. NEET 2018 counselling for Employees State Insurance Corporation – ESIC provides the Insured person’s quota to those who have qualified the NEET 2018 exam and met the criteria under this quota. Counselling for ESIC will be based on merit-cum-preference.

All candidates who fail to register for round 1, can register for round 2 of counselling. Vacant seats from round 1 are transferred to round 2. Candidates under the 15% All India quota who are granted seats in round 2 cannot vacate the seat.

Seats Offered by NEET

                    College                          No. of seats
All government colleges 25,840
All private colleges 27,590
NEET counselling seats 3,521
NEET basis seats 35,461

Previous Year Cut Off for NEET 2018

Last year for NEET 2017, a large number of candidates registered and 5,43,473 candidates qualified the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.Find here NEET Cut Off for the year 2018.

The cut off for NEET 2017 was as follows:

Category Range of marks No. Qualified students
General/UR 697 – 131 5,43,473
Scheduled caste 130 – 107 14,599
Scheduled tribe 130 – 107 6,018
OBC 130 – 107 47,382
Physically handicapped 130 – 118 67
SC – PH 130 – 107 38
ST – PH 130 – 107 10
OBC – PH 130 – 107 152

Facility of Common Service Centres

For candidates residing in the rural areas and are not well versed with technology, who face hindrance while filling up the form or find it difficult to submit the application form and fees can go and seek help from common services centres set up across various places. The CSC scheme is a part of the National e-Governance Plan of the Government of India.

There are more than 2.4 lac common service centres that provide aid to students by filling up the application form or submitting the application fee through e-wallet. The list of these centres can be found on the website http://www.csc.gov.in. Common services provided by these centres are:

S. no. Services Charges
1. Online payment of fee 0.5% of the transaction
2. Preparing an e-mail, submission of application and printout Rs. 25
3. Online claim for responses/answer key Rs. 25
4. Downloading OMR sheet/ answer key Rs. 10
5. Print out per page Rs. 5

FAQs Related to NEET 2018 Examination

If a candidate is choosing to give the exam in Marathi, will he/she be eligible for the 15% All India Quota?
What is the maximum number of attempts for taking the NEET 2018?
If the candidate is opting for a vernacular language as the medium of paper, in which language will he get the booklet?
Is NEET, like other entrance examinations, an online exam?

In my Aadhaar Card only the name of my mother is mentioned being
the ward of single parent. There is no name of my father in my Aadhaar Card.
Where can the candidate report a problem if he/she faces a problem in remittance of the fees?

I have submitted the fee but my confirmation page has not been generated.

I have made the double payment, when my additional fee will be refunded to me.

When I am submitting my application form, after some time, my session is expired before submission of online application form. Thus, the application remains unfilled/un-submitted.

I am making payment of fee through net banking, however unable to make the payment.

I have submitted the form and now I wish to make the payment of fee.
However, the payment of fee i.e. Step 3 page is not available.

I have uploaded the photograph without name and date of taking
photograph. What needs to be done?

How I will get proof of fee paid to CBSE for NEET, UG 2018

While submitting the application, I have committed mistake by filling
my category as UR in place of SC.

I am a citizen of Nepal, neither I am having Aadhaar number and nor
having passport number. How to submit the form?

When I am uploading the photograph and signature after
taking the photograph from mobile, it is not being uploaded.

I have passed class XIIth from the National Institute of Open Schooling/State Open School. Now, I have been made ineligible for NEET(UG) 2018, kindly accept my candidature.

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