NEET 2018 UG – Answer Keys, Result Notification, Counselling Procedure

19 Feb, 2018

This year NEET 2018 UG examination is conducted in order for admission to BDS/MBBS courses which are offered by all private and government medical colleges in India. NEET 2018 would be organised by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in offline mode.

NEET is conducted once every year in the month of May. The previously existing AIPMT exam was replaced by NEET exam in the year 2016 onwards. As per the last order released by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET would be conducted in order for admission into BDS/MBBS courses in India from the year 2018.

NEET 2018 Exam Summary
Name  National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Popularly Known as  NEET UG Exam
Conducted by  CBSE Board
Exam Category Medical Entrance Exam
Exam Level National Level
Type UG

Here in this article, you would get latest updates about NEET 2018 including its application form, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

NEET 2018 UG Exam Dates

NEET 2018 Application Form available 31st January 2018
The last date to submit the application form (without late fee) 1st March 2018
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (without late fee) Coming soon
The last date to submit the application form (with late fee) 1st March 2018
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (with late fee) Coming soon
NEET 2018 Admit Card Release Date 15th April 2018
NEET 2018 Exam Date 7th May 2018
NEET Result Declared 8th June 2018
NEET Counselling After Result Announcement

NEET 2018 UG Application Form

The NEET 2018 UG Application Form procedure is an online process.

You would have to visit the official website and download the NEET Application Form. Once you have downloaded the application form you would have to fill up all the necessary details mentioned in the application form. After completely filling up the application form, candidates would have to send the confirmation page along with all the necessary documents to the following address mentioned below:

The Assistant Secretary (NEET)
Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092

Documents to be Prepared for NEET Application:

  • Valid Aadhaar card
  • Recent coloured passport size Photograph
  • Personal, academic and address details
  • Recent coloured photograph scan copy (size between 10KB to 100KB)
  • Signature scan copy (size between 3kb to 20kb)
  • Right-hand index finger scan copy (size between 3kb to 20kb)
  • Debit/Credit card or payment details
  • Valid Email ID and password

NEET 2018 UG Application Fee:

The application fees can be paid either through the online/offline process:

  • Online Process: Candidates would have to pay the fees through debit/credit card using an online payment gateway.
  • Offline Process: Candidates would have to make the payment through the bank challan.

Following is the application fee for NEET exam:

Fee  Amount without late fee Amount with late fee
For SC/ST/PH Rs.750/- Rs.1750/- (Rs.750 + 1000)
For OBC/General Rs.1400/- Rs.2400/- (Rs.1400 + 1000)

NEET 2018 UG Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates are requested to read the NEET 2018 UG Eligibility Criteria before filling up the application form in order to appear for the NEET examination.

Nationality: Candidates need to be of Indian Nationality or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) in order to be eligible.

Age Limit: Candidates need to be a minimum of 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission whereas he/she should not exceed 25 years of age for general category and 30 years of age for reserved category in order to be eligible.

Education Qualification: Candidates need to have cleared or currently appearing class 12th or equivalent exam from any recognised board with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English. Candidates need to have secured at least 50% marks in PCB group for general category and 45% for general PH and 40% for ST/SC/OBC category.

NEET 2018 UG Admit Card

    The NEET 2017 UG Admit Card will be available for the candidates to download from 15th April 2018 and it will be provided via online mode only through the official portal of NEET. The admit card will not be sent via email or post. The admit card will contain exam and candidates related details like exam date, exam centre, name and roll number of the candidate.

    NEET 2018 UG Exam Pattern

    The NEET 2018 exam would be conducted in offline mode (written exam) for a duration of 3 hours.  The question paper would consist of a total of 180 multiple choice questions. 4 marks would be given for every correct answer and 1 mark would be deducted for every incorrect answer. The question paper would be in both English or Hindi language. The NEET 2018 UG Exam Pattern is given below:

    Subjects Number of questions in each section Total Marks
    Zoology 45 180
    Botany 45 180
    Physics 45 180
    Chemistry 45 180
    Total 180 720

    NEET 2018 UG Syllabus

    The NEET 2017 UG syllabus would consist of 4 parts, i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology. The syllabus contains the 11th and 12th board (CBSE & NCERT) academic syllabus. Apart from these, some part comes from the other board’s syllabus. The syllabus would include common syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India(MCI). Candidates need to make sure they are well prepared before appearing for the exam.

    NEET 2018 UG Preparation Tips

    NEET exam is very crucial for the medical candidates, in order to score good rank in the examination. Candidates have to follow a proper schedule, study plan and study material in a disciplined manner.

    Prepare as per the Syllabus
    You should gather the complete information about the officially prescribed syllabus and can compare the exam syllabus with your board syllabus
    You should prepare a good timetable for the exam preparations. Preparing as per the timetable will help you to cover all parts of the syllabus.
    You should prepare from the best study NEET books for the examination prescribed by CBSE
    You have to work hard & try to solve the weaker topics. This will help in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.
    You should take care of your health. Meditation and yoga exercises can improve your concentration.
    Mock Test
    You can practice online mock test, many educational websites give the facility of mock test. It will help improving your skills, knowledge, performance & your timing too.

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    NEET 2018 UG Seat Reservation

    Below we have mentioned the Seat reservation for different categories:

    Category Seat Reserved
    Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
    Schedule Tribe (ST) 7.5%
    OBC (Other Backward Class) – Non-Creamy Layer 27%
    PH (Physically Handicapped) 3% seats (on horizontal basis)

    NEET 2018 Result Notification

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will publish the NEET 2018 UG Result on the 8th June 2018. Candidates can check the NEET 2018 UG Result through the official portal of NEET. Candidates are requested to take the printout of the result (hardcopy) and keep it safe till the admission procedure is complete. The performance and marks scored by the candidates appearing for the NEET 2018 UG examination will matter in the process of preparing the merit list.

    NEET 2018 UG Counselling

    NEET 2018 UG Counselling process will be conducted by The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 15% All India Quota through online mode. Candidates will admissions on the basis of marks scored by them in the entrance examination of NEET 2018 UG. Various counselling authorities will organise different NEET 2018 UG Counselling for state quota, central institutions and universities. In counselling process, candidates will be allowed to choose the colleges as per their choices. Seats will be allotted to candidates as per choices filled by them in the application form and availability of seats.

    NEET 2018 UG Answer Key

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will officially launch the NEET 2018 UG Answer Key for all sets in the 2nd week of May 2018 and can be downloaded via online mode only. Answer key help candidates to give them overall ideas of their performance in the examination. The answer key contains all the answers to those questions asked in the entrance test.

    NEET 2018 UG FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

    What exactly is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?
    Entrance Test (NEET)? For the current year, the All India Pre-Medical/PreDental Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE for 15% all India seats has been changed to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered in various decisions on NEET.
    What is NEET-I ?
    The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination scheduled for 1st May, 2018 has been considered as Phase-I of NEET.
    What is NEET – II ?
    This is the second phase of NEET only for the current year to give the opportunity to the candidates to appear in NEET as stated in the judgment delivered by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on NEET.
    Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made?
    NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST- 2018 is applicable for admissions to the following:- i. All India Quota Seats. ii. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts. iii. Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University
    Is there any change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET ?
    NO. There is no change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET
    Is there any change in the syllabus of AIPMT and NEET?
    NO. There is no change in the syllabus of AIPMT and NEET.
    Whether the examination will be offline or online?
    NEET – 2018 will be an offline pen and paper test.
    What is the syllabus for NEET – II 2018?
    The Question Paper of NEET – II 2018 shall be based on the syllabus as notified by the Medical council of India which is at Appendix-I of the Information Bulletin of NEET- II, 2018 available on the website
    Which are the cities where NEET – II 2018 will be held?
    A list of examination centre cities is provided at Appendix-II in the Information Bulletin of NEET – II 2018
    If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?
    No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.
    What is the Entry time at the Examination Hall?
    Entry will be allowed from 7.30 A.M. However, no one is allowed to enter in the centre after 9.30 A.M.
    What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in NEET-II, 2018 for 15% all-India quota seats?
    (i) A candidate who have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL. (ii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further, provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backwards Classes. Candidate must be born on or between (a) 01/01/88 to 01/01/2001 (SC/ST/OBC Category) (b) 01/01/93 to 01/01/2001 (Other Category)
    . Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
    Yes, if in case, the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect. The format is at Appendix-III of Information Bulletin.



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