NEET 2018: Important Dates, Appilication Form, Exam Dates, Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
NEET 2018 Exam Date and NEET 2018 Application Form has been released now. It is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country.
The term “NEET” is elaborated as National Eligibility Entrance Exam which is a single tier admission test for those students who wish to study any graduate Medical Course (MBBS/ Dental Course (BDS) in Government or Private Medical Colleges in India.
From the year 2016 onwards, All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) exam has been replaced by NEET – UG examination. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDS courses. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country. In 2017, about 11, 38, 890 registrations were received by CBSE for 90,000 MBBS/BDS seats offered by the NEET.
NEET Important Dates 2018
|S. NO.||Events||Important Dates|
|1.||Availability of NEET 2018 Application Form||Released Now|
|2.||Last date to fill NEET Application Form||09th March 2018|
|3.||Last date to submit the application fee||09th March 2018|
|4.||Release of admit card||1st week of April 2018|
|5.||Conduct of NEET UG 2018 Exam||6th May 2018|
|6.||Display of OMR Answer Sheet of NEET 2018||Last week of May, 2018*|
|7.||NEET Answer Key Release Date||First week of June, 2018*|
|8.||Result Declaration of NEET||By First week of June, 2018*|
|9.||First round of NEET 2018 Counselling (AIQ)||June 12 to June 24, 2018|
|10.||Second Round of NEET Counselling 2018 (AIQ)||July 6 to July 12, 2018|
|11.||Mop-Up Counselling Round of NEET 2018
(Only for Deemed and Central Universities)
|August 12 to August 22, 2018|
NEET Application Form 2018 (NEET 2018 Registration)
The students are requested to check all the guidelines and details before NEET 2018 Registration, here are they follow
- NEET exams don’t accept offline application forms
- After 2017, a new amendment of having Aadhaar card is compulsory for applying the application form.
- Students can avail the NEET 2018 Application Form via online mode only. online process only from the official website
- Fill all the necessary details like personal, contact, domicile, qualification, etc.
- Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and index finger impression in the prescribed format.
- Make the fee payment using online and offline mode.
- After the fee payment, take the printout of the confirmation page of the application form and keep it safe for further use
- The mistakes in application form can be corrected in the second week of March 2018
Application Fees Details
The CBSE has set different application charges for NEET 2018 students belonging to different categories. Here is the category wise application fee for NEET 2018:
|Category||Without Late Fee||With Late Fee|
|General||INR 1400/-||INR 2800/-|
|OBC||INR 1400/-||INR 2800/-|
|Scheduled Caste||INR 750/-||INR 2150/-|
|Scheduled Tribe||INR 750/-||INR 2150/-|
|PWD||INR 750/-||INR 2150/-|
NEET UG 2018 Eligibility Criteria
A candidate is strongly advised to check his/her eligibility before applying. Since there have been some changes in the entrance test, candidates must go through the criteria carefully. You will have to satisfy 3 standards initially.
(ii) Nationality Conditions
- Nationality: Applicant must be Indian National or Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Foreign National.
- J&K/AP/Telangana: NEET 2018 aspirants from J&K/AP/Telangana shall be entitled to an All India 15% quota only if they submit self-declaration.
- Aadhaar Card Requirement: Indian Nationals must produce Aadhaar Number details and fill the 18 digit number in the space while filling the application form.
(i) Age Limit
- Minimum Age: individual applying must be at least 17 years old as on or before 31st December of 2018.
- Maximum Age: individual applying must be less than 25 years (for unreserved candidates) and 30 years (for SC, ST, OBC).
- Examination: a 12th class qualification or equivalent is essential.
- Subjects: Subjects studied at 12th class level should include Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English.
- 10+2 appearing– students going to appear in 12th are also eligible to apply.
- Marks Requirement: In the qualifying exam (PCB group), candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks for GEN, whereas for general-PH, the requirement is 45% marks while for SC/ST and OBC, the requirement is 40%.
Pattern for CBSE NEET 2018
(i) No. of Question: Total 180 questions
(ii) Exam Mode: offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
(iii) Type of Question: Objective type questions
(iv) Subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany)
(v) Exam Duration: 3 hours.
(vi) Language: framing of question paper shall be in the following languages including- Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu.
(vii) Marking Scheme: +4 marks for correct answer
(vii) Negative Marking: -1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks|
NEET Syllabus 2018
The syllabus will be based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus will have topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects.
It will be prescribed after the review of various state syllabus as well as CBSE, NCERT & COBSE. The syllabus will be based on the 11th & 12th class standard.
Note: As per the official site, 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.
NEET 2018 Sample Papers
Aspirants preparing for NEET 2018 can practice through the sample papers for better preparation. By solving NEET sample papers, aspirants can enhance their time management skills and accuracy level. With the use of NEET 2018 sample papers, applicants will be familiar with the section-wise weightage of questions covered in the test. Once students solve NEET sample papers, they can match their answers to analyse their performance. Candidates can download previous year NEET sample papers using the link provided on the sub-head.
NEET 2018 OMR Sheet
NEET OMR sheet is the image of the answer sheet, which displays the answers marked by the candidates during CBSE NEET UG test. Candidates can download and challenge NEET 2018 OMR sheet by entering their registration number and password. In order to challenge NEET OMR sheet, applicants can follow the procedure mentioned below.
- Click on the link which will be provided. (Link will be provided)
- Enter registration number and password.
- Applicants must click on key challenge tab and select OMR sheet code.
- Choose the question for challenge and click on submit.
- Click on confirm and pay the fees.
- To challenge a question, aspirants have to pay Rs. 1000 using debit/credit card.
NEET 2018 Answer Key
CBSE will release NEET answer key in June 2018. NEET 2018 answer key includes solutions to the questions asked in the entrance test. The authority will publish NEET answer key for all codes of question booklet in English, Hindi and other 8 regional languages. The answers mentioned in the answer key of NEET 2018 can be challenged by the aspirants. To challenge NEET answer key 2018, aspirants must follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Use the link provided on this page. (Link will be provided)
- Enter registration number and password in the required space.
- Click on key challenge tab and select the answer booklet code.
- Select question for challenge and click on submit.
- Select the answer and give justification for the answer.
- Click on confirm tab and pay the requisite amount for challenging the answer key.
- Candidates must pay Rs. 1000 using debit/credit cards for an answer.
Students will be able to participate in the counselling process according to their rank. Counselling for 15% All India Quota will be organized by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode. Counselling for other than 15% All India Quota will be managed by the respective authorities.
During the counselling process, candidates have to pay the counselling fee and choose their preference for colleges. Seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of filled choices, rank and availability of seats in colleges. After seat allotment, candidates will be needed to appear at the allotted college to complete admission formalities.