NEET-UG Exam

About

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is held every year to help students secure admission to the top medical institutions in India. This year, students competed for 63835 medical seats in private, central and state-funded institutions. Excluding AIIMS and JIPMER, NEET is widely considered to be one of the main medical entrance examinations for students in India. All major dental and medical colleges offer students admission on the basis of their scores in this exam only.

More than 11 lakh candidates gave NEET 2018 in 150 cities. This year, the examination was conducted in 11 different languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu.

Eligibility

Age:

  1. The minimum age limit for NEET is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
  2. The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years for General candidates and 30 years for reserved categories.

12th or Other Equivalent Examination: Students must have passed or should be appearing for their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English. Along with this, the candidate should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. 10+2 or HSC with 45% marks for General Category i.e. the candidate must have passed in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology with a minimum aggregate of 45%.
  2. 10+2 or HSC with 40% marks for OBC, SC and ST Categories i.e. the candidate must have passed in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology with a minimum aggregate of 40%.
  3. The qualifying marks for candidates in PH and PwD categories stands at 40% marks for Gen-PH and 40% for SC-PH, ST-PH and OBC-PH candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs.

No. of attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts till the age of 25 years.

Registration

Step 1: Fill the Application Form
• Go the official portal of the conducting authority (Link is given above).
• Click on “Apply Online” link.

  • New Registration
    • Fill the registration form carefully.
    • Candidates have to fill their name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota), Mobile Number, Email ID, Aadhaar card number, etc.
    • After filling all the details, two links will be given “Preview &Next” and “Reset”.
    • If candidate satisfied with the filled information, then they have to click on “Next”.
    • After clicking on Next Button, the information submitted by the candidate will be displayed on the screen. If information correct, click on “Next” button, otherwise go for “Back” button.
    • Candidates may note down the registration number for further procedure.
    • Now choose the strong password and re enter the password.
    • Choose security question and feed answer.
    • Enter the OTP would be sent to your mobile number.
    • Submit the button.
  • Login & Application Form Filling
    • Login with your Registration Number and password.
    • Fill personal details.
    • Enter place of birth.
    • Choose the medium of question paper.
    • Choose examination centres.
    • Fill permanent address.
    • Fill correspondence address.
    • Fill Details (qualification, occupation, annual income) of parents and guardians.
    • Choose the option for dress code.
    • Enter security pin & click on save & draft.
    • Now click on preview and submit.
    • Now, review your entries.
    • Then. click on Final Submit.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature
• Step 2 for images upload will be appeared on screen.
• Now, click on link for Upload photo & signature.
• Upload the scanned images.
• Candidate should have scanned images of his latest Photograph (size of 10 Kb to 100 Kb.
• Signature(size of 3 Kb to 20 Kb) in JPEG format only.

Step 3: Fee Payment
• After uploading the images, candidate will automatically go to the link for fee payment.
• A candidate has to follow the instruction & submit the application fee.
• Choose the Bank for making payment.
• Go for Payment.
• Candidate can pay the fee through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-wallet (CSC).

Step 4: Take the Printout of Confirmation Page
• After the fee payment, a candidate may take the printout of the confirmation page.
• Candidates may keep at least three copies of the confirmation page.

Application Fees

Category Application Fee
General and OBC 1400
SC, ST and PH 750

Exam Dates

The application procedure of NEET 2018 will begin tentatively in December 2016. Candidates can check all important dates below:

Events Important Dates
NEET 2018 Online Applications to be Released February 08, 2018
Last Date for Submitting the NEET 2018 Application Form March 09, 2018 (till midnight)
NEET Application Form Correction Opportunity March 12 to 16, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Date for Uploading Admit Card on the Website 2nd Week of April 2018
NEET 2018 Exam Date May 06, 2018
Declaration of NEET 2018 Result June 05, 2018

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted in a Pen and Paper Based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in the OMR answer sheet, provided during the exam, using a ballpoint pen.
  • The NEET 2018 question booklet will consist of 180 questions from all three subjects. Physics and Chemistry will account for of 45 questions each, while Biology will account of 90 questions.
Subjects Number of Questions
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Botany 45
Zoology 45
Total 180
  • All questions will be of multiple-choice type, with 4 options and only 1 correct choice.
  • The NEET 2018 question paper will be conducted in nine vernacular languages apart from English and Hindi. These languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu.
  • Each question in the NEET 2018 question paper will carry 4 marks. Correct answers will yield 4 marks while incorrect answers will result in a deduction of 1 mark. No marks will be given or deducted for unmarked questions.

Preparation

  • Make a Study Schedule: You should prepare a good timetable for your exam preparation. Make sure to include little intervals between study hours. Preparing as per a timetable will help you cover all parts of the syllabus.
  • Prepare as per the Syllabus: Before you start preparing for the exam, you should gather complete information about the officially prescribed syllabus.
  • Work on Weaker Areas: Students are often very strong in one subject and weak in others. You have to work hard and try to solve the weaker topics with the help of your teacher, friends, and parents. This will let you overcome your fears effectively and help you get better at understanding concepts in the future.
  • Gather Good Study Material: For NEET, preparing from the best study NEET books is really beneficial. Try to refer books which contain the complete CBSE syllabus. To score well, it is necessary to study NCERT as well as other books prescribed for NEET preparation.
  • Maintain Your Health: While preparing for NEET, you should always take care of your health as it helps you concentrate on your studies. Avoid junk and oily foods and make a strict diet plan. Do meditation and yoga exercises to remain fit and achieve a better state of mind.
  • Practice Online Mock Tests: Mock tests can help you in cracking the NEET exam effortlessly. They are available for each and every subject and cover all chapters and topics. Mock tests will improve your skills, knowledge, performance and time management. Find NEET Question papers and try to attempt them by setting a time limit of 3 hours to simulate a real exam situation.

Previous Years’ Papers

For NEET 2018, solve all of NEET and AIPMT previous year’s question papers. Focus on frequently asked questions, topics, and patterns. Also focus on question papers of other exams like JIPMER, RPET, and AIIMS if you’re looking for more practice. Chances are, you’re likely going to appear for more medical entrance exams other than just NEET 2018.

Admit Card

The Admit Card of NEET 2018 is available online only. Candidates can the below steps to download it correctly.

  1. Click this link to start downloading the NEET 2018 Admit Card.
  2. After clicking the link, you will find three boxes asking for the registration number, date of birth and security pin.
  3. Enter your details in each box and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. You will now be redirected to your NEET 2018 Admit Card in pdf format.
  5. You can now download it and take printouts.

The NEET 2018 Admit Card contains specific details of the candidate and exam, such as the candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, address of examination centre and instructions to be followed inside the examination hall.

Check below for all information that the NEET 2018 Admit Card or Hall Ticket contains:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Registration Number
  • Date & Timing of Examination
  • Question Paper Language
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Center’s Name & Address
  • Signature of Candidate
  • Important instructions to be followed
  • A space provided to affix postcard-sized photograph

Qualification

In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test to MBBS/BDS Courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of the candidates with Bench Marked Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for General category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

Cut-off

Category NEET 2017 Qualification Percentile NEET 2017 Qualifying Score as per qualification percentile (out of 720) Number of Candidates Qualified
UR 50th Percentile 131 5,43,473
OBC 40th Percentile 107 47,382
SC 40th Percentile 107 14,599
ST 40th Percentile 107 6,018
UR-PH 45th Percentile 118 67
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 107 152
SC-PH 40th Percentile 107 38
ST-PH 40th Percentile 107 10

Answer Key

Display Of OMR Sheets And Responses On Website

  • The CBSE will display the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses graded by the Machine of all the candidates on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of display the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses, candidates may remain in touch with website.
  • Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of non refundable processing fee of  1000/- per response challenged.
  • Representations made by the candidates against the OMR grading will be verified by the CBSE from the actual record and the same will be updated in the data, if challenge is found correct. However, no intimation in this regard will be sent to individual candidate.

All candidates are advised to remain in touch with the website www.cbseneet.nic.in for viewing and downloading of his/her answer sheet and responses captured by the machines.

Display Of Answer Key For Challenge

  • The CBSE will display Answer Key of the questions giving opportunity to the candidates to challenge in case of any doubt in the answer on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of display of Answer Key, candidates may remain in touch with website.
  • Candidates will be given an opportunity to make online challenge against the Answer Key on payment of non refundable processing fee of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged.
  • Challenges made by the candidates will be verified by the CBSE with the help of its subject experts. If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. Based on the revised Answer Key, result will be prepared and declared.
  • No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge.
  • The key finalized after the challenge will be final.

Result

Declaration Of Result

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the NEET(UG)–2018, evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website www.cbseneet.nic.in. The CBSE will prepare the merit list as per the directives of, DGHS, MCI and DCI.
  • No category wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result is ready, CBSE will host the results on the website and thereafter candidates may download the Result Sheets.
  • All Candidates appearing in NEET(UG)–2018 must remain in touch with the websites of CBSE, MOHFW, Medical Counselling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in) and Participating States/Universities/ Institutions till conclusion of final round of Counselling.

Top Colleges

Here is a list of some of the top medical colleges in India. NEET will be conducted only for the top 15% in the National Quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. Outside the allocated 15% of all-India Quota seats, certain states, union territories, and universities have also consented to use the NEET 2018 merit list for admission to MBBS and BDS seats. Some of the colleges offering admission through NEET 2018 are:

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women, New Delhi
  • SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
  • Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Medical College, Mumbai
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
  • Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
  • Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
  • Saveetha University, Chennai
  • Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai
  • Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
  • Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai
  • PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu
  • Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
  • SCB Medical College, Cuttack
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune
  • Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
  • S Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital and Research Centre, Navanagar
  • Medical College, Kolkata
  • Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad
  • Mysore Medical College, Mysore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad