NEET 2018 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET UG entrance examination for admission to 90,000 MBBS and BDS courses offered by government as well as private medical and dental colleges of India. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is usually conducted in the first week of May 2018. Thus, NEET 2018 is likely to be conducted on May 6, 2018. Through CBSE NEET UG, around 3705 aspirants were granted admission under 15% All India Quota seats, while the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted on the basis of scores obtained in the national entrance examination. The application form of NEET 2018 will be available in December 2017. According to NEET eligibility criteria, aspirants must have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology from CBSE/state board. NEET UG admit card 2018 can be downloaded by candidates whose application form will be accepted successfully. NEET 2018 to be held in offline mode and candidates qualifying the exam will be eligible for admission process. The result of NEET 2018 is expected to be announced in June. NEET counselling for All India Quota seats is organised by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in July. The respective state governments will conduct common centralised counselling for remaining 85% state quota seats. Last year, a total of 11,38,890 registrations were received by NEET, of which only 10,90,085 candidates appeared for the entrance test. Read the article NEET 2018 for more information on dates, registration, criteria, paper pattern, syllabus and more.
|Exam name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Commonly known as||NEET|
|Programmes offered||MBBS and BDS|
|Mode of exam||Offline (Pen & Paper based)|
The important dates of NEET 2018 will be announced in the last week of December 2017. NEET application form will be available from December and the exam is likely to be held in May 2018. Applicants can check NEET important dates from the table below.
NEET Dates 2018
|Application form release||Last week of December 2017|
|Last date for filling the application form||4thweek of January 2018|
|Last date to submit the application fee||Last week of January 2018|
|Release of admit card||1stweek of April 2018|
|Exam date||1stweek of May 2018|
|Result announcement||1stweek of June 2018|
|Counselling starts||After declaration of result|
The application form of NEET 2018 is likely to begin from last week of December 2017. NEET application form procedure includes five stages registration, filling of the application fee, uploading of images, payment of application fee and confirmation slip. Check the process of NEET application form below.
|Steps||NEET registration process|
|Step 1||Registration (personal details, choosing exam centre and language)|
|Step 2||Filling of application form (personal, academic, communication details)|
|Step 3||Uploading of images (photograph and signature)|
|Step 4||Payment of application fee|
|Step 5||Print out of confirmation slip|
General and OBC aspirants have to submit Rs. 1400 as registration fee, whereas candidates belonging to SC and ST categories must pay Rs. 750 online.
The candidates who have registered for NEET in the previous years is mentioned in the table. In the year 2017, total 11,38,890 candidates applied for NEET.
|S. No.||Year||Number of candidates applied|
As mentioned earlier, applicants planning to apply for NEET must have passed class 12 with the prescribed minimum qualifying marks. Candidates can check NEET UG eligibility criteria below.
The exam centres of NEET 2018 are the list of centres in various cities where the examination will be held. In the year 2017, the entrance test was held in 1921 NEET exam centres. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to select a city and centre. The selection of NEET exam centres 2018 will be allotted on first come first serve basis. The allocation of NEET 2018 exam centres will be on the basis of availability of seats in the selected city.
NEET admit card 2018 is expected to be available in April. Only those aspirants whose application form will be accepted can download the admit card of NEET 2018. To download NEET admit card, applicants have to enter their registration number, date of birth and security pin. NEET 2018 admit card includes the name of candidate, date and time, address of exam centre and other relevant information. Students must verify the details mentioned in NEET admit card before downloading it. A printout must be taken by candidates and a passport size photo must be affixed on admit card. NEET 2018 admit card must be carried at the exam centre for identity verification purpose.
All the aspirants must follow the instructions mentioned below at the exam centre:
The exam pattern of NEET 2018 defines the structure of the entrance test. NEET question paper consists of 180 objective type questions. The maximum time allotted to complete the test is three hours (3 hours). Candidates can check complete NEET exam pattern from the table below.
|S. No.||Particulars||NEET Paper Pattern|
|1.||Mode of exam||Pen and Paper Test (P&P)|
|3.||Number of questions||180|
|4.||Type of questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|5.||Distribution of questions||45 Physics, 45 Chemistry, 90 Biology (Botany+Zoology)|
|6.||Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu|
|8.||Marking scheme||+4 marks for correct answer|
|9.||Negative marking||-1 mark will be deducted for an incorrectresponse|
|10.||Unanswered questions||No marks to be deducted|
|11.||Syllabus||Concept of class 11 and 12|
NEET syllabus 2018 is based on the topics of class 11 and 12. The questions in NEET 2018 syllabus will be asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany+Zoology). The exam includes 180 questions and with each section containing 45 questions. NEET syllabus is recommended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) after reviewing the syllabus of various state boards, CBSE, Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).
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 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.
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.
CBSE will announce the result of NEET 2018 online in June. Applicants can download NEET result by entering their roll number and date of birth. NEET 2018 result will display the subject-wise and total marks obtained by the candidates, total percentile score, cutoff for 15% All India Quota seats, qualifying status and other relevant information of candidates. On the basis of NEET result, a merit list will be prepared.
NEET result will consist of the following
NEET cutoff can be categorised as qualifying cutoff and cutoff for admissions. NEET 2018 qualifying cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks secured by candidates to pass the exam. And, NEET cutoff for admissions is the minimum scores which are determined to grant admissions to all medical and dental colleges of India. NEET 2018 cutoff is based on various factors such as difficulty level of test, number of candidates appeared, marking scheme, number of seats available etc. While NEET cutoff for admission varies for different state. Aspirants can check the qualifying cutoff of NEET 2018 as prescribed for different categories from the table provided below. Also, check NEET marks range of the previous year as per the cutoff percentile.
|S. No.||Category||NEET cutoff percentile||Marks range (2017)|
As per the marks secured in the entrance test, NEET merit list will be prepared for 15% All India Quota seats. The merit list of NEET 2018 will be published along with the result by CBSE. NEET UG rank list will display the rank and name of candidates who have qualified the test. NEET merit list 2018 will be equal to the number of seats available for MBBS and BDS courses under 15% All India Quota seats. CBSE will release two separate merit list for 15% All India Quota seats and 85% state quota seats. The state merit list will be handed over to the states for MBBS and BDS admissions. All India Rank (AIR) mentioned in NEET merit list is one of the factors, which will be considered for allotment of MBBS and BDS seats.
NEET counselling 2018 for 15% All India Quota seats will start from July. Candidates included in NEET merit list will be called for counselling process. Applicants will be required to register themselves and select the preferences of colleges and courses for admission to medical and dental colleges. Aspirants will be granted admission on the basis of merit rank, preferences of colleges as well as courses and availability of seats. From all government medical and dental colleges, 15% are reserved for All India Quota seats, while 85% state quota seats will be filled through common counselling organised by respective state admission committee. From the previous year, MCC will conduct counselling for private/deemed and AFMC colleges. Through NEET counselling, 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats will be allotted to medical and dental colleges of India.
The participating institutes are the list of colleges which grants admission to MBBS and BDS courses as per NEET scores. As per the directives of the Supreme Court of India, NEET is the only entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across India. Candidates can check the state which will grant admission on the basis of NEET 2018.
|S. No.||NEET Participating States 2018|
|27.||Andaman & Nicobar|
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