NEET 2018

About NEET 2018

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level medical entrance test regulated by the CBSE Board. It is held for providing admissions in MBBS/BDS courses offered by all government and private medical colleges in India. The Appearance in NEET 2018 will be counted as first attempt. The NEET UG – 2018 will be conducted on Sunday, the 6th May, 2018. It is a one tier exam, commences once in a year in month of May. All seats for MBBS & BDS of any medical/dental college will be filled by the score of NEET examination only.

NEET 2018 Important Dates

The important dates of NEET- 2018 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) are as following:

Events Dates
Application Form Released 1st Jan 2018
Last date to submit the application form 5th April 2018
Admit Card Release Date 15th April 2018
NEET 2018 Exam Date 6th May 2018
Result Declaration 8th June 2018
NEET Counseling After Result Announcement

NEET Exam Pattern

The examination will be held on 6th May 2018. The Exam Pattern is given below:

  • Courses: It’s held for MBBS/BDS courses.
  • Number of Questions:  The question paper will contain total 180 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with single correct answer.
  • Subjects: The paper will be covered the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology & Botany.
  • Language: It is available in 10 languages.
  • Mode of Exam:  It’s will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based mode) only.
  • Duration: The exam duration is of 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer as negative marking.
Section No. of Question Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET Exam 2018 FAQs

  • When will NEET 2018 be held?
    NEET will be held in the first week of May 2018.
  • What is the pattern of NEET 2018 paper?
    The NEET 2018 paper will be 3 hour long and consists of 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry & Biology. For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded & for an incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • What all are books should be studied for preparing the NEET?
    It’s mostly advisable use NCERT books.
  • Where can NEET’s aspirants practice NEET papers?
    NEET aspirants’ can practice previous years’ NEET papers & practice questions.
  • What is the syllabus for NEET?
    The syllabus for NEET 2018 is covering the topics from Class 11 & 12 for Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

Key Points of NEET-2018

  • There is no change in exam pattern of NEET-2018
  • NEET 2018 question paper will have objective type multiple choice questions in which, each questions will consist of 4 responses, wherein, candidates will choose the most appropriate answer from the given options.
  • NEET-2018 questions will be based on NEET syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, the exam conducting authority.
  • Candidates who will select English as a medium of question paper will receive NEET 2018 paper in English only
  • Candidates who will select Hindi as a medium of question paper will receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English
  • Candidates who will chose regional language as a medium of question paper will receive question paper in selected language and in English
  • In case of any problem in translation of any question, the English version of the same will be treated as final
  • Each question in NEET 2018 question paper will consist of 4 marks. For each correct response, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • As per the to the official prospectus of NEET, in order to qualify NEET 2018, a candidate belonging to unreserved category have to secure a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET, while, a SC/ST/OBC candidate have to obtain 40th percentile. In respect to physically handicapped candidate, the minimum percentile is 45th.
  • NEET 2018’s result will be declared on June 8, 2018.
  • NEET 2018’s result will be declared in the form of score card consisting of candidate’s name, percentile secured 15% All India Quota cut off score, result status and all India rank etc.
  • The exam will be conducted in a pen and paper based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in OMR answer sheet provided using a ball –point pen. The stationery will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall.
  • in 2017, Supreme Court had adjourned the final verdict for age limit for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to March 31.
  • NEET exam has been started from 2016 which was conducted in 2 phases (Phase-I and Phase-II). This year it’s being conducted third time.
  • Around 11.5 lakhs students have been applied in NEET-2017.
  • There are a total of approximately 426 MBBS Colleges which include AIIMS and JIPMER. While there are a total of approximately 63835 medical seats which are available for aspirants who clear the NEET exam 2018.
  • NEET: 10,000 more seats has been added in medical colleges by 2017.
  • CBSE is organizing NEET 2018.
  • CBSE has introduced that Aadhaar Number is mandatory to fill NEET Application Form 2018. It was first implemented in the year of 2017.

Top Colleges for MBBS in India

Best Medical Colleges: AIIMS, AFMC, CMC Vellore, JIPMER, Manipal, Maluna, Lady Hardinge,Grant Medical College Mumbai, St. Johns Bangalore, BMC, BHU, CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, JNU Medical Delhi

NEET 2017 Appeared and Qualified Candidates – A total of 11, 38,890 students appeared for NEET examination, conducted in 10 different languages across 1,921 exam centres including 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students. Nearly 6.11 lakh candidates have cleared the exam and qualified. Punjab’s Navdeep Singh took the first spot. He more than deserved it with a score of 697 out of 700. Nikita Goyal emerged as the topper amongst the girls.

NEET 2016 Appeared and Qualified Candidates – In 2016, NEET was conducted in two phases – NEET phase I (AIPMT) and NEET phase II. The result for both the phases and cutoff was released together. The NEET cutoff and number of qualified candidates for each category is explained in the table below.

Category Marks Range No. of Candidates
Unreserved 685-468 14315
OBC 468-465 230
SC 468-352 2815
ST 466-303 1427
Unreserved & PH 466-214 430
OBC & PH 213-210 10
SC & PH 209-130 75
ST & PH 213-118 23

Important Document to Carry in NEET 2018 in Examination Hall

The parents of candidate must take care that their ward must carry below documents while coming in examination hall for MBBS/BDS 2018 NEET Exam.

  • NEET 2018 Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it
  • One Post Card Size Photograph affixed on the Performa and
  • One passport size photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet