NEET 2018: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NEET 2018: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2018) is a national level medical entrance Examination. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the exam to screen the candidates for admission to the MBBS and BDS seats in India. NEET 2018 official notification is yet to be announced, however, as per the last year notification, the exam is possible to be conducted in the month of May 2018 and application form for the same will be available from December 2017. Candidates may find some sort of changes in this post after the announcement of NEET official notification for the year 2018.

On the basis of the score attained by the candidates in NEET, they will get admission in the medical colleges. Candidates can read the post to check complete information about the NEET 2018.

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Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2018

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET 2018. We are giving an overview about NEET Eligibility criteria, please have a look:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates, willing to apply for NEET, must have their valid Aadhaar card.
  • Candidates of J&K/AP/Telangana are eligible for All India 15% quota only according to the self declaration.
  • The minimum age limit for NEET is 17 years as on 31st December 2018.
  • The upper age limit was previously set to 25 years, but it was removed in the year 2017. We’ll update you with exact upper age criteria after release of NEET 2018 information brochure.
  • For the candidates of the reserved category, the upper age limit will be 30 years.
  • Applicants must have passed the higher secondary examination from a recognized board.
  • They must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology (PCB) along with English as a mandatory subject.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the 12th standard exam.
  • The marks criteria for the candidates of the SC/ST/OBC category is 40%, whereas, this criteria is 45% for Gen-PH category.

Reservation Criteria

Reservation of seats for different categories is mentioned here:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15 %
  • Schedule Tribe (ST) – 7.5 %
  • OBC–Non-creamy Layer – 27%
  • Physically Handicapped (PH)- 3%

NEET 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
Availability of application form starts from December 2017
Closing date to submit online application form (without late fee) December 2017
Closing date to submit online application form (with late fee) January 2018
Admit card will be released on April 2018
Exam Date of NEET 2018 May 2018
Result will be announced on June 2018
NEET 2018 counseling will be held on To be announced later

NEET Application Form 2018: How to apply

  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for NEET 2018 via online mode only.
  • The NEET Application form will be available on the official website of CBSE in the month of December 2017.
  • While filling the form, candidates are required to read all the information mentioned on the information brochure.
  • Without Aadhaar number, you can not fill up the form correctly.
  • If you belong to J & K/Andhra Pradesh/Telangana state then you’ll have to submit the self declaration.
  • You need to upload scanned copy of your signature (3 KB- 20 KB) and photograph (10 KB-100 KB) in JPG format.
  • Make payment of application fee amounting Rs.1400/- (For GEN/OBC) and Rs.700/- (For SC/ST/PH). Candidates may pay the application fee by using credit card/debit card/net banking/UPI/E-Wallet of numerous service providers.

Note:

  • Candidates can make the correction in the application form through the official website only.
  • An Applicant needs to submit only one application.
  • Submission of multiple applications won’t be considered valid.

Read Here- How to Make Correction in NEET Application Form? 

Application Fee

  • The application fee for all the candidates will be Rs. 1400/-.
  • The application fee for the candidates of the reserved category will be Rs. 750/-.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through the credit card, debit card or net banking/UPI/E-Wallet of numerous service providers.
  • The application fee can be paid through the bank challan also.

NEET Examination Pattern

  • NEET 2018 will be a pen & paper based entrance test. The authority will conduct the examination in the month of May.
  • There will be 180 questions in the exam.
  • Every question will be of 4 marks.
  • The question paper will be a multiple choice question paper.
  • Every question will have 4 options.
  • The duration of the question paper will be 3 hours.
  • The questions in the exam will be from Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology.
  • The authority will conduct the exam in Hindi, English, Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Telugu languages.
  • There will be negative marking of 1 mark in the question paper.

Read Here- NEET Exam Pattern 2018

Read Here- Quick Tips to Prepare for NEET

Syllabus

The syllabus of the NEET 2018 exam is usually available with the official notification. Candidates will find the syllabus following the 10+2 and 10+2 exam syllabus. With the guidance of Medical Council of India, CBSE has prepared uniform syllabus

NEET 2018 Admit Card

  • Authority will release the admit card through the official website.
  • Candidates can get the admit card in the month of April 2018.
  • It will be necessary for the candidates to take the printout of the admit card.
  • Moreover, candidates will reach the examination center, not a without admit card.
  • The admit card shall have all the details such as exam date, exam duration, reporting time and the venue of the exam.

Answer Key

  • The conducting authority will release the NEET 2018 answer key in the month of June 2018.
  • The answer key will help the candidates find the score candidates may get in the exam.

NEET 2018 Result

  • NEET result will be announced in the month of June 2018.
  • Candidates can check the result on the official website only.
  • They will have to put the credentials such as roll number and the registration number to get the result.
  • Candidates need to download the result card which they will show to the counseling board.

Score Card

Scorecard of NEET 2018 will be available after the release of result. NEET Scorecard will include the details of marks and all India rank obtained by the candidate. Candidates should keep checking this post to become aware with all latest updates associated with NEET score card.

Cut off

  • Candidates need to attain marks equal or more than the cut-off marks to be eligible for admission in medical colleges.
  • The ‘cut off’ marks will depend on the marks attained by the candidates, the number of seats and difficulty level of the question paper.
  • Every year, the cutoff criteria varies. Candidates have to clear the cutoff in order to become eligible to appear in the exam.

NEET 2018 Counselling

  • Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will commence the NEET counselling process.
  • The counseling process will be conducted online.
  • Candidates will be eligible for 85% quota in admission into the colleges of their home state.
  • There will be 15% quota for admission in other states.

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  1. Sir
    My sister did her 12 in physics, chemistry, and maths.
    And next year she gave an individual exam of biology separately.
    Is she eligible for the neet exam.
    Ya teeno subjects physics, chemistry, and maths same year me pass krne zaruri h
    Plz reply sir as soon as possible
    Thank

  2. Hello sir… I belong to general category & scored 50 % marks in 12 th board Maharashtra.. But sir I had fail to score 50 % in PCB… My marks are.. Phys – 36 Bio – 37 chem – 35…. So can I appear for NEET ?? If not then plz suggest me something thing so that I can also write neet exam.. Is there any chance to score good marks in Bsc & apply for NEET

  3. Sir ,,
    Kya aap muje bata skte hai ki latamangrshar nagpur me admission k liye kitne marks secure krne padeg,,i belong to general category.

  4. Hello sir,,
    What do u think,,,ki neet 2018 ka age cap remove barkarar rhega ya fr hata diya jaayga bcoz above 25+ candidate dec tak wait krna not passible qki study b krni padegi??as an expert i asking u??
    Thanku

    • May be the same rule will be applicable. However confirmation can be provided to you only after the release of it’s respective notification.

  5. How many attempt in NEET . I have given two times AIPMT and One time NEET. Am I eligible to apply Neet 2018. Please give me reply as soon as possible.
    Thankyou

    • The number of attempt for appearing in NEET is limited to 3, however your count will start from NEET 2017 onward. As per your concern, you are eligible to appear in NEET 2018.

  6. How many attempt in NEET? I have given two times AIPMT and One time NEET. Am I eligible to attempt NEET 2018.
    Please give me reply as soon as possible.
    Thankyou

  7. Sir, I have passed class Xll board in 2016 with 75.6% and an aggregate of PCB of 71.3% ,sir may I elligible for ‘NEET-UG 2018’
    Sir, please reply soon ….Then I will be greatly obliged to you……

  8. Respected sir,
    Now I am pursuing 12th from NIOS BOARD (OPEN SCHOOL) took PCB ..I am belong to BC category.my age is 27.DOB 12/1/1990.am I eligible to write NEET Exam??

  9. Sir,
    I’m belonging to obc ctrgy
    What is my age limit
    &
    Sir how many times can I appear for Neet
    Please sir ,
    Reply….

  10. Hello sir ,,
    Sir I am ST category student my Date of birth is 17-03-1997
    but sir i score 44.8% and PCB group me 43% hai ,,,can I eligible in Neet 2018 ????

  11. Sir, I have scored 38 in bio ,63 in physics , 63 in chemistry am i eligible for neet exam 2018 and belong to general category

  12. Sir I have a total of 50% in pcb combination but I failed in my physics theory paper in my boards. Am I eligible for NEET 2018?

  13. rspctd sir,I passed class 12 in 2016 and I didn’t apply for Neet this year.according to the rules Neet 2017 will be counted as first attempt for all.so if I give Neet in 2018 will it count 2ND or 1st

  14. sir mujhe physics theory mein 16 mila n practical mein 28.. total marks in physics is 44..chemistry is 55 and biology is 76.
    i belong to sc category.. My total pcb percentage is 58.9…. am i eligible for neet ??? and will i get rejected in neet counseling for not passing in physics theory exam???

    sir pls rply sir.. pls.. beg u

  15. Sir i m fail in 12th board this year in bihar board. Sir can i gave an exam next year by rbse board. I will give both exam neet & aiims this year. Bt the problem was that i was fill information this year is bihar board bt i want to change my next year…is there any problem for next year when i filling the form & board is given rbse for both neet & aiims

  16. Dear sir,my class 12 subjects were physics,chemistry,biology,English,alternative English and geology but the problem is I failed in geology really badly but I passed class 12 with the other 5 subjects namely pcb,eng and alt eng.so I have a question- am I eligible for Neet and aiims….and will I face any problem for failing in geology?will I get rejected in the counselling.plz plz plz help…I will be very obliged then.

  17. I had 6 subjects in my 12th standard namely pics,chemistry,biology,geology,English and alternative English.unfortunately I failed in geology but board declared me as pass because I passed in the other 5 subjects .so will I get rejected in the counselling of Neet for failing in geology…plz do rply..rly tensed

  18. Respected sir, I had 6 subjects physics,chemistry,biology,maths,English and alternative English(from Assam board) but unfortunately I failed in maths but board declared me pass as I had passed in the other 5 subjects…so the question is – in the counselling of Neet will I get rejected for failing in maths…plz help …I will be highly obliged then…

  19. Respected sir, I had 6 subjects physics,chemistry,biology,maths,English and alternative English(from Assam board) but unfortunately I failed in maths but board declared me pass as I had passed in the other 5 subjects…so the question is will in the counselling of Neet will I get rejected for failing in maths…plz help …I will be highly obliged then…

  20. Sir,I passed class Xll in 2017 and secured 80% .I have appeared for neet exam in 2017 and not satisfied with my marks So can I appear again for neet 2018.

  21. sir , i from indore mp , i passed 12th in this year 2017 , with physics,chemistry,maths ,e
    nglish subject , i want to appear in neet 2018 , what should i do ? i will be eligible or not pl help

  22. Sir…There will be no chances na ki Neet 2018 close ho jaegi…At the middle of year…Jaise mh cet close ho gai….

    • It should not be however, we can’t assure you anything before the authority releases the application form for the year 2018.

  23. Hello sir,
    M in open category,,,n i belong to swantra senani,,,kya mje koi reservation mil skta he in neet 2018 for mbbs??

  24. plz sir reply me. sir i secured 47.7% . pcb group mein 46.5% hain but mein ek general physical handicapped hnu .can i eligible in neet2018

  25. Hi Manish sir,

    I have completed my 10+2 in the year 2007 with 67.8% in bi.p.c and my d o b is 1989 ,so could I attend NEET in 2018. Please reply.

    • Last year age limit of 25 years had been removed. For this year, I can intimate you only after the announcement of its official notification.

  26. i have passed my 2nd puc in march 2015 and my DOB is 01-06-1996 am i eligible for the neet 2018 or not plzzz reply

  27. sir i have secured 47% in +2 and pcb mein mera 45.5% hain but mein ek general physical handicapped hnu .can i eligible in neet 2018

  28. Sir my DOB is 26-01-2001. But sir rule of Next is to complete 17 year before 31-12-2018 so can I able neet exam

  29. Sir i score 76in che. 75 in bio 68in phy. And 56 in english .should i eligible for aiims 2018.is thete any chances that eligibility %age may increase .i belongs to general category

  30. sir. if a student is passing boards in 2017 by 49.69% of general category. can he apply for NEET 2017 as repeater? doest the percentage matters while appering as repeater??

  31. Sir.
    Kya attempt limit bhi htaa di gyi h neet k liye hmesha k liye..
    Ya neet 2017 first attempt hoga ya 2017 se phle attempt bhi count honge neet 2018 k liye…

  32. Sir there is a rumour that this year Neet will be cancel for repeaters 2018 is that true? Can I give second attempt for the neet 2018 . This year I’m not satisfied with my marks ,can I go for coaching for next attempt. Please give me some suggestion I’m waiting for your reply sir…

  33. Sir there is a rumour that this year neet will be cancelled for repeaters in 2018,so I am confused whether to give second attempt, what should I do sir?in boards I got 94.67% ,but this year I am not satisfied in neet exam.plz give me some suggestions… Plz sir.

  34. I fullfil all other criteria,,pcb marks is 70% n 12 passed wid 61%,,i belong to damocratic worriors so any reservation for me,?? n i also asking u this age cap will continue or will be removed by time??bcoz all other students preparing neet 2018 n suddenly age cap will continue so what will we do,,n i read articles 2018 will be held as like earlier,,25 is age limit,, so i humble request to u sir plzz tell me truth of neet 2018,,thanku sir

    • If this criteria has introduced in the year 2017 then it will be also considered genuine in the upcoming years.

  35. Hi sir ….

    I am a student from Tamil nadu……in my state some politicians are saying that the NEET exam will be cancelled in 2018…and I’m going to write my NEET exam in 2018….so I am confused ….I’m afraid of cancelling NEET exam next year…….will the NEET exam cancelled sir ???…….thank you

    • I’m not sure as it will be decided by the respective authority only. However, i strongly suggest you to concentrate on your preparation. Thinking about these things may affect your preparation level.

  36. I have passed my secondary( class x in2014),I could not pass my 12th board till this year due to some unavoidable circumstances. But I think I can complete my 12th board (WBCHSC) from west Bengal in 2018 as special continuing candidate. My age will be 20 then. Can I sit for 2018 NEET as an appearing year as my 1st attempt

  37. Sir ab neet 2018 KO 25 year nahi lagate kya sir mera age 26 hai kya main neet 2018 exam de sakata hu kya sir plz bolo sir

  38. i am in class 11 .and i want to give the neet paper . and my d.o.b is 26 may 2002. can i gave the neet paper .
    in which month the paper of neet is held.and 12 class is completed compulsoray.

    • Your 12th board marks will not be considered while calculating the NEET merit list. However, you have to fulfill all eligibility criteria.

  39. I passed class XII and in 2018 I will complete my B-Tech now can I appear in NEET 2018 entrance exam. As in Sept I will complete 22 years of age.

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