NEET 2018 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

NEET UG 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Important Dates

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.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQ

NEET 2018 Notification (Latest News)

NEET 2018 application form will be available most probably in December 2017.

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NEET 2018- A Quick Overview

Courses Offered Through NEET MBBS & BDS
Exam Type & Conducting Authority CBSE is conducting this exam at National Level
Number of Attempts Allowed Three Attempts (First Attempt Would be Counted from 2017 Onward)
Minimum Age Criteria 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission
Upper Age Criteria Removed Last Year (Final confirmation will be provided after the announcement of NEET 2018 notification)
Mode of Application Online Mode(No offline application will be accepted)
Mode of FEE Payment Credit card/Debit card; Net Banking/UPI; E-wallet offered by Common Services Centre and other service providers.
Application Fee Rs. 1400/- (For GEN/OBC) & Rs.750 (For SC/ST/PH)
Exam Mode Pen and Paper Based Exam (Offline Mode)
No. of Questions 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Language Mode of the Question Paper English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Positive Marks +4 for every correct answer;
Negative marking -1 for every incorrect answer;
From Where to Download your Admit Card You can download it online from the official website of CBSE
From Where to Check Your Result The Result, Marks cum Rank Sheet/Rank Letter can be downloaded from the official website of CBSE
Who Will Conduct the Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services in online mode
Who will conduct the counselling & admission for other than 15% All India Seats State Government and/or authorities of the medical/dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET UG 2018

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET UG 2018. We are giving an overview about NEET Eligibility criteria which includes educational qualification, age criteria, attempt limit etc.:

Age Criteria

  • A candidate has to complete the age of 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • The upper age criteria were removed last year and we are expecting the same will continue this year also. However, we can confirm you this only after the announcement of its official notification.
  • The number of attempts specified for appearing in NEET is restricted to 3 where the first attempt will be counted from 2017 onward.
  • Indian Nationals, Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are permitted to apply for NEET UG 2018.

Eligibility for seats which are under the control of States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC/Central pool Quota

  • Indian Nationals, Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to find admission into Medical/Dental Colleges subject to fulfillment of rules and regulations defined by the respective institutions, State Governments, and the Government of India.
  • Foreign nationals are suggested to confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental college/state.

Eligibility Defined for 15% All India Quota Seats

Indian Nationals, Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are allowed to apply for NEET 2018.

Criteria for Candidates of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K

  • Candidates of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are not allowed to apply under 15% All India Quota seats as they had opted out from All India Scheme since its inception. However, if they claim their eligibility then they will have to submit the online Self Declaration which will be produced and printed automatically along with confirmation page.
  • The online self declaration, submitted by candidates, will be verified at the time of counselling.
  • Candidates of these states can appear in NEET to find admission into Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune after meeting all the recommended criteria.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who have cleared the class 12th or its equivalent exam are eligible to apply.
  • List of compulsory subjects includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology with English.
  • Minimum Marks Required: Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks (45% for GEN-PH & 40% for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in the 12th standard exam.

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%

CBSE NEET 2018 Important Dates

We are providing the important dates of NEET 2018 based on its previous year notification and hence tentative by nature. We’ll quickly update all the given dates once the official notification will be available officially in this regard.

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 May 2018
Result will be announced on June 2018
Counseling will be held on To be announced later

NEET Application Form 2018: How to apply?

A candidate can apply for CBSE NEET 2018 only if he/she finds himself/herself eligible as per the prescribed criteria. Therefore, candidates should carefully read the eligibility part and ensure their eligibility for the exam.

Preparation Before You Apply for NEET 2018

  • List of important information that need to be filled in the application form includes names of Father/Mother and Candidate with exact spellings, Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrolment Number/Registration Number Issued by CBSE Facilitation Number/ Ration Card Number/ Passport number/bank Account Number/ Other valid Govt. Identity card Number, Address, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, E-mail ID, etc.
  • You need to decide the mode of making payment of the fee. One can make the payment of NEET 2018 application fee by using Credit card/Debit card; Net Banking/UPI; E-wallet offered by Common Services Centre and other service providers.
  • Scanned copy of Photograph & Signature: The size of the photograph should be in between 10 Kb to 100 Kb, whereas, the size of signature should be in between 3 Kb to 20 Kb. The format of both the images should be in JPG format.
  • List of Permissible IDs
Candidates’ Category Acceptable IDs
For Indian Nationals of all state Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No. or Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre.
NRIs Passport number
Foreigners/OCI/PIO Passport number
Indian Nationals belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Or Meghalaya Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No., Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre, Bank Account No., Ration Card No., Passport No. or No. of any Other Identity Card issued by Government.

Requirement of Aadhar Card

CBSE has made it essential to use the Aadhar card while filling the application form for maintaining the accuracy of details furnished by candidates. Please have a look on following points associated to the requirement of Aadhaar card:

  • Candidates having Aadhar card are required to enter the aadhar number, date of birth, name and gender in the application form;
  • Candidates who have not enrolled yet for the aadhar card they should immediately make application for the same;
  • For the purpose of aadhar enrollment, CBSE has set up facilitation centres in each city of examination.
  • If you are not able to find the Aadhaar enrolment facility at the facilitation centres then you should quickly submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment.

Important Points That Need to Keep in Mind

  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply 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 in the information brochure.
  • Without Aadhaar number, your application form won’t be considered valid.
  • If you belong to J & K/Andhra Pradesh/Telangana state then you’ll have to submit the self-declaration.
  • 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.

Application Fee

Your application form won’t be considered valid till you make the payment of application fee. Candidates may expect the changes in the application for the year 2018. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • The application fee for all the candidates of GEN/OBC category will be Rs. 1400/-.
  • The application fee for the candidates of the SC/ST/PH 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.

What To Retain After Application Process Ends for Future Reference?

  • There printouts of the confirmation page generated in online mode;
  • Proof which shows that you have made the payment of fee successfully;
  • Minimum 5 copies of similar passport size photograph that you have uploaded during online application process;
  • Minimum two similar post card size photos;
  • Copy of the system generated Self Declaration if you belong to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K and have opted for seats under 15% All India Quota.

Exam Pattern – NEET UG 2018

It is extremely important to understand exam pattern if you are appearing in this exam. The knowledge of exam pattern plays a vital role during the exam preparation. Along with that, it also helps you to score well in the exam.

Date of Entrance Test

The official notification for NEET 2018 is yet to be released, however as per the last year notification, it can be said that that the exam will be conducted in the month of May 2018. Candidates will get 3 hours of time to solve the question paper. For your reference, we are sharing below last year’ time Schedule for NEET UG, please have a look:

Entry allowed in the Examination Hall 7.30 AM to 9.30 AM
Admit card verification by the invigilator 9.30 AM to 9.45 AM
Test Booklet distribution process will start 9.45 AM
Seal of the Test Booklet will be allowed to be broken/opened for taking out the answer sheet 9.55 AM
Latest entry allowed in the examination hall 9.30 AM
The exam will start exactly on 10.00 AM
The exam will conclude 01.00 PM
List of materials that need to be brought on the day of examination Passport size Photograph and Post Card Size Photograph affixed on proforma, Admit Card
Rough Work Candidates have to do the necessary rough work on the test booklet only.
Only Black/Blue Ball Point Pen can be used Candidates would be provided pen at the exam centre;

Paper Pattern of the Entrance Test

The exam will consist of 180 objective type questions with four options from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Candidates have to mention their answers on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet by using the blue/black ball point only.

Exam Duration

The exam will be conducted over a period of 3 hours;

Language Mode of the Question Paper

The question paper is available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada languages. Candidates who have opted English, they will be provided with the question paper in English language only. In the same way, if a candidate has opted Hindi then he/she will be provided question paper in English as well as Hindi.

Candidates, who have opted the vernacular languages they will be provided bilingual test booklet in following way:

Sl. No Question paper medium Exam centres
1. English and Hindi Medium Applicable to all exam centres cities;
2. English, Hindi & Bengal Exam centres in Bengal
3. English, Hindi & Assamese Exam centres in Assam
4. English, Hindi & Gujarati Exam centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
5. English, Hindi & Tamil Exam centres in Tamilnadu
6. English, Hindi & Marathi Exam centres in Maharashtra
7. English, Hindi & Oriya Exam centres in Oriya
8. English, Hindi & Telugu Exam centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
9. English, Hindi & Kannada Exam centres in Karnataka

Marking Scheme

Candidates would be provided 4 marks for every correct attempt made, whereas, 1 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

NEET 2018 Preparation Books and Tips

We are sharing below some of the books that will help you to prepare for NEET exam in the right way. Please go through the listed books:

Books for Biology

  • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Trueman’s Biology Vol 1 and 2
  • Pradeep Publication’s Biology
  • GRB Bathla’s Publication’s for Biology

Books for Physics

  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • D C Pandey Objective Physics
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

Books for Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
  • Dinesh Chemistry

Above said books will definitely help you to prepare well for the exam. We are also listing few tips to prepare for the exam:

  • Become master’s in theory first as only this can help you to solve the numerical questions with ease;
  • Solve numerical questions from different books;
  • Make an individual note for all important formulas so that you can have a quick look whenever you need it;
  • Practice previous years’ question paper;
  • Do quick revision of what you have studied before;

Read Here- Quick Tips to Prepare for NEET

CBSE NEET 2018 Syllabus

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

Syllabus for Physics

Sl.No. Topics from CLASS XI Topics from CLASS XII
1 Gravitation Current Electricity
2 Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Atoms and Nuclei
3 Kinematics Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
4 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
5 Laws of Motion Electronic Devices
6 Physical world and measurement Electromagnetic Waves
7 Oscillations and Waves Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
8 Thermodynamics Electrostatics
9 Properties of Bulk Matter Optics
10 Work, Energy and Power

Syllabus for Chemistry

Sl.No. Topics from CLASS XI Topics from CLASS XII
1 Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
2 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
3 Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
4 Hydrocarbons Chemistry in Everyday Life
5 Equilibrium Chemical Kinetics
6 Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques and Block Elements
7 Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
8 Redox Reactions Electrochemistry
9 Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
10 s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
11 States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
12 Some p-Block Elements Polymers
13 Thermodynamics p- Block Elements
14 Structure of Atom Solutions
15 Solid State
16 Surface Chemistry

Syllabus for Biology

Sl. No. For CLASS XI For CLASS XII
1 Diversity in Living World Biotechnology and Its Applications
2 Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
3 Plant Physiology Ecology and environment
4 Human physiology Reproduction
5 Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution

NEET 2018 Admit Card

Every candidate has to obtain his/her admit card to become eligible for appearing in the exam.

  • Authority will release the admit card through the official website.
  • Candidates can get the admit card in the month of April 2018 (Probably). They should keep in mind that their admit card won’t be shared to them via post.
  • It will be necessary for the candidates to take the printout of the admit card.
  • If any candidate reaches the examination centre without the admit card then he/she will be barred from appearing in the exam.
  • The admit card shall have all the details such as candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Signature, Photograph, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination centre allotted.

Answer Key

The conducting authority will release the answer key in the month of June 2018. The answer key will help the candidates find the score candidates may get in the exam. The authority also provides the opportunity to candidates to challenge in case of any error in the answer key is found. Candidates can put the challenge in online mode by making the payment of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged.

NEET 2018 Result

Candidates will be able to check their respective result from the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education.

  • NEET 2018  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.

Rules Specified for Re-Checking/Re-Evaluation of Answer Sheets

The machine – gradable Answer Sheets is evaluated by the authority with utmost care and without committing any sort of mistakes. Therefore, no request for re-checking/re-evaluation will be entertained by the authority.

Score Card

Scorecard 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 of all latest updates associated with NEET scorecard.

NEET 2018 Cutoff

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 vary. Candidates have to clear the cutoff in order to become eligible to appear in the exam.

NEET 2018 Counselling

Shortlisted candidates can participate in the counselling process based on their rank in the entrance exam. The counselling process for the 15% All India Quota seats will be managed by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) via online mode. The counselling process for other than 15% All India quota seats will be organized by the respective authorities. Candidates will be asked to pay the counselling fee and provide their preference for colleges. They will be allotted seats according to their rank and filled choice.

  • Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will commence the NEET counselling process.
  • The counselling 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.

Important Instructions for Appearing in NEET 2018

Important Highlights

  • The exam centre will open 2 hours and 30 minutes before the beginning of the test;
  • Candidates have to show their admit card once it will be asked to show by the concerned person.
  • During the exam time, the invigilator will verify your admit card;
  • Candidates, who enters after 9.30, are restricted from appearing in the exam;
  • The exam will start exactly on the time mentioned on your admit card.

Test Booklet

  • You will find your answer sheet enclosed inside the sealed test booklet. You can open the seal once the invigilator will tell you to do the same.
  • Side 1 of the test booklet contains the following columns- Name of candidate, roll number, father’s name, centre number, name of the examination centre and signature of the candidate.
  • Side 2 of the test booklet contains the following columns- roll number, centre number, test booklet number, test booklet code and question 001 to 180;

How to mark the response on answer sheet?

  • Candidates need to use the blue/black ball point pen for answering questions. They will be provided pens at the exam centre;
  • Mark should be made clearly on the answer sheet;
  • Answer, once marked, won’t be changed under any circumstances;
  • You need to Darken only one circle for each entry;

Rough Work

You need to do the rough work on test booklet itself. You are not permitted to do any rough work on answer sheet;

Dress Code for NEET 2018

Candidates are restricted to follow the following dress code for appearing in NEET exam:

  • Light clothes with half sleeves- There should not be any brooch/badge, big buttons, flower etc. with Salwar/ Trouser.
  • Shoes are not allowed. Candidates are required to wear Slippers, sandals with low heels;

List of Barred Codes

  • Any stationery item for example textual material (printed or written), Geometry/Pencil Box, bits of papers, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Eraser, Pen Drives, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
  • Any communication device like Bluetooth, Mobile Phone, Earphones, Pager, Microphone, Health Band etc.
  • Other items for example Goggles, Wallet, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
  • All ornaments for example Ring, Nose-pin, Earrings, Chain/Necklace, Badge, Pendants, Brooch etc.
  • Any metallic item;
  • Any Bracelet, Watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, etc;
  • Any eatable item either in opened or packed condition, water bottle etc;
  • Any other item that can be used for hiding communication devices such as camera, Bluetooth device etc.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ques: Via NEET score against which seats admissions will be done?
Ques: NEET will be conducted in Online Mode or Offline Mode?
Ques: Can I submit the NEET application form in offline mode?
Ques: What is the duration of exam?
Ques: If I applied for the exam but not appeared, will my application fee be refunded?
Ques: What are the minimum and maximum age criteria for appearing in NEET exam?
Ques: How many times can I appear for NEET?

195 COMMENTS

  1. I have got 57 percentage in 1 2 and 58% in pcb but I am boundary pass in physics theory and got 23 marks in Theory and 25 marks in practical I have got grace marks in physicstheory in class 12 am I eligible for neet 2018

  2. I got 57 percentage in 12 cbse and got 58 %aggregate in pcb but I.got 23 marks in physics theory and 25 marks in practical I did not know that I have given grace marks in physics theory or not I Wanted to ask that am I eligible for neet 2018 because as we know that grace marks given in board to students are not elligable in Neet and I did not know I have given or not as it is not written in my marksheet marksheet

    • You need to have minimum 50% in PCB in aggregate (should be pass in theory as well as practical). If you can fulfill this criteria then you can apply for NEET.

  3. I got 57 percentage in 1 2 cbse and got 58,pcb % aggregate but I got 23 marks in physics theory and 25 marks in practical I Wanted to ask that am I eligible for neet 2018 because my physics theory marks can be grace marks but I donot know I have given grace marks or not as it is not written in marksheet

    • You should have minimum 50% in PCB in aggregate (should be pass in theory as well as practical). If you fulfill this criteria then ofcourse you are eligible.

  4. Sir, I had passed 10th in 2010 with 87% marks from west Bengal board.then 12th passed in 2013 but physics failed and given me already passed with optional or 4th subject with CMB (chemistry, mathematics, biology) from West Bengal board. Then,I break my study, but I restarting my study with readmission to intermediate from Bihar board with PCB(100/100/100) & English (50),Hindi 50,Bengali 100 as total marks,my final exam 2018 February, 8 yrs gap present between my 10th passed & intermediate completed year and next neet exam…is this gap & previous 12th result(West Bengal 12th result) any problem…so plz give information about this dout.i will struggle for this dout. sir can I give neet 2018 & am I eligible to admission for MBBS ? If is, which state choose me for 85% state seat ? My domicile have in West Bengal, sir please true answer, I lose oneself

  5. Sir, I had passed 10th in 2010 with 87% marks from west Bengal board.then 12th passed in 2013 but physics failed and given me already passed with optional or 4th subject with CMB (chemistry, mathematics, biology). Then,I break my study, but I restarting my study with readmission to intermediate from Bihar board with PCB(100/100/100) & English (50),Hindi 50,Bengali 100 as total marks,my final exam 2018 February, sir can I give neet 2018 & am I eligible to admission for MBBS ? If is, which state choose me for 85% state seat ? My domicile have in West Bengal, sir please true answer, I lose oneself

    • As per my view, you are eligible as last year age criteria was removed. You will be eligible for 85% state seat in West Bengal. However, for more clarification i suggest you to contact the CBSE.

  6. Sir,I passed class 12 in 2016 with pcb.Neet 2016 was my first attempt and Neet 2017 was my second attempt …but according to 2017 rule only three chances will be given to each candidate to clear the exam so I have three more chances??pls rply

  7. Si i m obc cat student my dob is 11/06/1988. m i eligiable for neet 2018. Still neet 2017 age criteria is 08/05/1987. Sir tell me plz can i eligiable or not

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