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NEET 2018

NEET 2018: Application Form Released, Exam Dates, Pattern.

NEET 2018 Application Form has been released now. It is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country. NEET exam is the only gateway for admissions into medical & dental UG courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of the country. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDS courses. 

NEET 2018 New Changes Introduced

newiconAndhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined 15% All India Quota scheme. Candidates of these states need not to submit Self Declaration form now. Candidates from J&K state only, have to submit self declaration form for seats under 15% All India Quota.

newiconIndian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical Institute, they have qualify NEET (UG) examination.

newiconThe attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times untill the 25 years of age (30 years for SC/ST/OBC/PwD). 

newiconNIOS or State Open School or private candidate are not eligible for NEET 2018 exam.

newiconThere will be one set for question paper in all languages.

newiconAs per officials the exam will be bilingual (except language chosen in English).

NEET 2018 Exam Dates

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form release 8th February 2018 (Released)
Last date for filling the application 9th March 2018 (11:50 PM)
Last date to submit the application fee 10th March 2018 (11:50 PM)
Correction Window Open 12th to 16th March 2018
Release of admit card 2nd week of April 2018
Exam date 6th May 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Result announcement 5th June 2018
1st Round Counselling starts 12th June to 24th June 2018

Counselling Dates:

Schedule For Admission Central Counselling State Counselling
All India Quota Deemed + CI
Conduct of Exam By 6th May 2018
Declaration of Result By 1st Week of June
1st round of Counselling 12th June – 24th June 12th June – 24th June 25th June – 5th July
Last date of Joining 3rd July 3rd July 12th July
2nd round of Counselling 6th July – 12th July 6th July – 12th July 15th July – 26th July
Last date of Joining 22nd July 22nd July 3rd August
Mop-up round 12th August – 22nd August 4th August – 8th August
Last date of Joining 26th August 12th August
Forwarding of list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority. 27th August 13th August
Last date of Joining 31st August 18th August

Eligibility Criteria

Students should check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam is given below:

Nationality:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian citizen. OCIs/NRIs/PIOs/FNs candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • J&K: Such candidates are eligible for All India 15% quota only (also eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune) on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Aadhaar Card Requirement: Indian National candidates must have an Aadhaar Number to apply for NEET exam (except J&K, Assam and Meghalaya). For any Aadhaar related issue, Kindly see Aadhaar FAQs.

Age Limit:

  • Candidates must born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002 for General category.
  • Candidates must born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002 for SC/ST/OBC/PwD category.

Qualification:

  • Examination: Candidates should have qualified 12th or equivalent exam.
  • Subjects: Subjects Should be Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.
  • 10+2 appearing students are also eligible to apply.
  • Marks Required: In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general, 45% marks for general-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC.               
  • NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

    The exam pattern for NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:

    • No. of Question: Total 180 questions will be asked in the exam.
    • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
    • Type of Question: There will be objective type questions (four options with one correct answer).
    • Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
    • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.
    • Language: Question paper will be asked in 11 languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu Marathi and Telugu languages.
    • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).
    • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).
    Section No. of Question Marks
    Chemistry 45 180
    Physics 45 180
    Zoology 45 180
    Botany 45 180
    Total 180 720