NEET 2018: Counselling, Result, Cut Off, Answer Key

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

NEET 2018 was successfully organized across 132 cities in more than 2255 exam centers on 6th May. Most of the students rated the difficulty level of exam as moderate to difficult. Physics was the toughest section followed by Chemistry and Biology. NEET 2018 Result is likely to be declared online on or before June 05, 2018. The official answer key will be also issued by CBSE, tentatively in the third week of May.

June 25: MCC has published the Round I List of NEET 2018 AIQ Counselling. Click Here to Check Complete List

CBSE published Official Answer Key at on May 25. Click here to check Answer Key

June 04: NEET UG Results announced today at Click Here to Check the Result

All the examinees need to follow CBSE mandate on dress code and exam day guidelines for NEET 2018. The instructions are formalized to curb prevalent malpractices and prevent any false impersonation on the day of NEET exam.

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CBSE has re-opened the window for NEET 2018 Form Correction on 15th May. Candidates can make the correction for certain particulars from 15th May to 18th May. Click here to read complete details

It is the most sought-after medical entrance exam in the country conducted for admission to several undergraduate programs. Since its re-introduction in 2016, NEET has become the centralized entrance exam for admission into all the MBBS and BDS colleges approved by MCI/DCI in the country, except AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER-UG. MCI is responsible for managing counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats while state medical boards/counselling authorities manage admission to remaining 85% state quota seats.

Exam Highlights

NEET 2018 Exam Date May 6th, 2018
Application Form Release Date February 8, 2018 (Released)
NEET Result Release Date June 5, 2018 (Expected)
Courses offered MBBS and BDS
Number of Questions 180
Medium of Examination 11
NEET Syllabus Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of class 11th & 12th
Seats offered 56,000 (approx)
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Latest Notification

Latest TagThe conducting authority has issued NEET 2018 Admit Card on 17th April 2018 and the form correction process has been closed on 17th March 2018. Click Here here to Download your hall ticket.

Latest TagRead on dress code and other exam day instructions for NEET 2018. Candidates must adhere to all the guidelines and instructions provided by CBSE to successfully appear for the exam.

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NEET 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of CBSE using their registration number and date of birth to login. NEET Admit card is available in online mode from 17th April, 2018. CBSE will not send the same via post to anyone and the candidates must download it from before the deadline

The following details are mentioned on the admit card:

  • Name of candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Category of candidate
  • Photograph of candidate
  • Roll Number of candidate
  • Name and address of exam center
  • Date and time of exam

If there is any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must contact CBSE immediately.

Steps to Download NEET Main Admit Card

Simply follow the steps mentioned below to download your hall ticket:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on “Admit Card NEET (UG)-2018” link
  • Enter your registration number and DOB.
  • Click on the download admit card link
  • PDF will be stored on your system (computer/ mobile device).
  • Check your admit card details.
  • Once you verify details, take a copy of printout for future reference.
  • If you find any discrepancies; immediately contact with the conducting authority.

Points to be Remembered:

  • Hall Tickets are available from 17th April onwards.
  • Candidates who reach examination centers without hall ticket will not be permitted to attend the exam.
  • It is advised cross-check details on admit card with your original documents to verify the accuracy of all the particulars i.e. Candidates Name, Father Name, Roll Number and etc

Latest Application Form Available 2018

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Exam Dates

CBSE announced the official dates:

Events of NEET 2018 Dates (Announced)
Online registration begins from 8th February 2018
Last date for filling the application form 12th March 2018
Last date to submit fee 13th March 2018
Application Form correction window 15th March to 17th March 2018
Release of admit card 17th April 2018
NEET Exam Date 6th May 2018
Display of OMR sheet 2nd week of May 2018
Display of Answer Key 3rd week of May 2018
Last date to challenge the answer key Last week of May 2018
Result declaration 5th June 2018
Counselling starts (1st round) 12th June to 24th June 2018
Seat allotment result declaration 4th week of June 2018
Last date of Joining 3rd July 2018
Counselling starts (2nd round) 6th July to 12th July 2018
Seat allotment begins from 3rd week of July 2018
Last date of Joining 22nd July 2018

Latest TagComplete Schedule for NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure (Updated)

Candidates can download complete schedule for NEET UG Centralized Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats in MBBS and BDS programs from the table below..

Event Date
Registration for NEET Counselling Round I June 13 to June 18 (Up to 5 pm)
Fee Payment facility for NEET Counselling Round I June 13 to June 19 (Till 12 Noon)
Choice Filling/Locking for NEET Counselling Round I June 19 (10 am to 05 pm)
Processing of Seat Allotment for NEET Counselling Round I June 20 to June 21
NEET Counselling Round I Result June 22
Reporting for NEET Counselling Round I June 23 to July 03
Registration for NEET Counselling Round II July 06 to July 08 (Up to 5 pm)
Fee Payment facility for NEET Counselling Round II July 06 to July 09 (Till 12 Noon)
Choice Filling/Locking for NEET Counselling Round II July 09 (10 am to 05 pm)
Processing of Seat Allotment for NEET Counselling Round II July 10 to July 11
NEET Counselling Round II Result July 12
Reporting for NEET Counselling Round II July 13
Transfer of Non Reporting & Non Joining Vacant seats to State Quota (Before 12 Noon) July 23 (Before 12 Noon)
Display of Seat Matrix for Mop Up Round Counselling August 10 to August 11
Registration for NEET Counselling Mop Up Round August 12 to August 14
Fee Payment facility for NEET Counselling Mop Up Round August 12 to August 15 (Till 12 Noon)
Choice Filling/Locking for NEET Counselling Mop Up Round August 15 (10 am to 05 pm)
Processing of Seat Allotment for NEET Counselling Mop Up Round August 16
NEET Counselling Mop Up Round Result August 17
Reporting for NEET Counselling Mop Up Round August 18 to August 26
Transfer of Non Reporting & Non Joining Vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities for Final Mop Up Round August 27
Choice Filling/Locking for NEET Counselling 2nd Mop Up Round (dental Seats) September 01 to September 03
Processing Seat Allotment for NEET Counselling 2nd Mop Up Round (dental seats) September 04
NEET Counselling 2nd Mop Up Round Result (dental seats) September 05
Reporting for NEET Counselling 2nd Mop Up Round (dental seats) September 06 to September 11
Forwarding list of students in order of merit equalling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the Dental Colleges by MCC September 12

NEET is now mandatory for admission into AYUSH courses for the 2018-19 academic session. Click here for complete details.

As per the official notification by CBSE, there will be no changes in the NEET Syllabus this year. Get complete details of NEET 2018 such as eligibility, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation tips, admit card and result.

Seat Matrix for NEET 15% All India Quota Seats, Central and Deemed UniversitiesLatest Tag

The seat matrix for NEET 2018 Counselling can be downloaded from the table below for AIQ seats, Central and Deemed Universities.

Institute/Quota Seat Matrix
NEET AIQ MBBS Seats Click Here
NEET AIQ BDS Seats Click Here
Central Universities MBBS Seats Click Here
Central Universities BDS Seats Click Here
Deemed Universities MBBS Seats Click Here
Deemed Universities BDS Seats Click Here
ESIC MBBS & BDS Seats Click Here

NEET 2018 Statistics

Candidates can find below some important statistics below in the table for NEET Exam 2018:

Head Number
Candidates Registered 1326725
Candidates Appeared 1326725
Cities 136
Examination Centres 2255
Male 580648
Female 746076
Transgender 1
Indian 1323672
OCI 530
NRI 1842
Foreigner 621
PIO 60

List of State Wise Exam Centers and No. of candidates Appeared for Exam

Maharashtra had the highest number of centers for NEET 2018, followed by Kerala and Karnataka. Check the table for complete list of centers and candidates appearing for exam.

S.No State Total Centers Candidate Appearing
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2 875
2 Andhra Pradesh 86 49210
3 Arunachal Pradesh 6 3060
4 Assam 45 25126
5 Bihar 47 35641
6 Chandigarh 29 18768
7 Chhattisgarh 44 22879
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 3 1092
9 Daman & Diu 2 627
10 Delhi 85 57373
11 Goa 8 3683
12 Gujarat 138 75167
13 Haryana 24 13802
14 Himachal Pradesh 18 8792
15 Jammu and Kashmir 38 23880
16 Jharkhand 27 19872
17 Karnataka 187 96377
18 Kerala 226 120792
19 Lakshadweep 1 197
20 Madhya Pradesh 78 49316
21 Maharashtra 345 183961
22 Manipur 10 5797
23 Meghalaya 6 2810
24 Mizoram 3 1353
25 Nagaland 4 2142
26 Odisha 56 32522
27 Puducherry 12 8894
28 Punjab 23 11849
29 Rajasthan 150 99844
30 Sikkim 1 780
31 Tamil Nadu 170 107288
32 Telangana 81 50856
33 Tripura 6 3176
34 Uttar Pradesh 171 114306
35 Uttarakhand 24 15228
36 West Bengal 99 59390

Latest Application Form Available 2018

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For applying for NEET 2018, candidates need to fill particulars, upload scanned images. Click here to get NEET Photo Size Guidelines.

NEET 2017 was held on May 7 in 10 languages across 1921 exam centres in 103 cities. In total, 11,38,890 students registered for NEET 2017 including 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners. NEET was unanimously considered as the basis for admission to both All India Quota Seats as well as State Quota Seats.

Changes Introduced in NEET 2018

Latest TagCBSE has stated that there will be no limit on the number of attempts.

Latest TagCBSE has added 43 new exam centers for NEET 2018.

Latest TagUrdu has been included as a language option for students appearing for NEET 2018.

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in the 15% All India Quota Counselling. Candidates from these states no longer need to submit a self-declaration form.

Latest TagCandidates from J&K still have to submit the self-declaration form to participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling.

Latest TagExam will be conducted bilingual (except who opted English).

  • (reserved categories).

Note: Currently Delhi high court has put a stay on the CBSE notification, students need to wait for further information.

3. Qualification:

  • Candidates must have cleared the class 12th examination.
  • Students appearing for the 10+ 2 examination in 2018 can also apply, provided they submit proof of their eligibility later on.
  • Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology along with English as compulsory subjects to apply for NEET 2018.
  • Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks (general), 45% marks (general-PH) and 40% marks (SC/ST and OBC) in the qualifying examination.

Check here Qualification Code

NEET 2018- or

In 2016, NEET replaced AIPMT as the entrance exam for undergraduate medical/dental courses after the final verdict by Supreme Court. Therefore, candidates can now find all important updates related to the exam on since CBSE is the conducting body for NEET.

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NEET 2018 Application Form

NEET 2018 application process will end on March 12, 2018. Candidates must apply on the official website soon. A step by step guide to fill the form is provided below:

  • Candidates can fill the NEET application form only via online mode.
  • Visit the official website for the registration process.
  • Carefully fill all the information required in the application form such as personal details, educational qualifications, contact details, etc.
  • Candidates also need to upload scanned images of their signature, photograph and left thumb impression as prescribed in the information bulletin.
  • Pay the prescribed application fee to submit the form. The payment can be done only through online mode.
  • After depositing the application fee and submitting the application form, a confirmation page will be generated.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the final confirmation page for future purposes.

Click here to get the tips from toppers of NEET 2017 to be successful

Application Fee

  • Application fee for candidates under General and OBC category is INR 1400 INR.
  • Application Fee for candidates from SC/ST category and PH candidates is relaxed to INR 750.
  • Fee payment can be done through online payment gateways (Debit Card/Credit Card, UPI or Net Banking).

Students must keep the following documents ready before filling the NEET application form:

Scanned Copies of:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Academic Documents
  • Valid Mail ID
  • Valid Mobile No.
  • Credit/Debit Card for fee payment
Click Here: How to fill NEET Application Form?

Form Correction

CBSE has introduced a facility to make corrections in the NEET application form if candidates have made any errors during the application process. Such candidates can edit their form when the application correction window becomes operational on the official website. The facility is available now. Candidate can edit their particulars from 15th March to 17th March 2018.

NEET Registration involves the following steps:

Application Form

  • Registration

You will have to register on the official website of NEET to fill the application form.

  • Filling Application Form

You will be required to fill in your personal details, academic details, choice of exam center and other such details.

  • Uploading Documents

Upload scanned copies of your passport sized photograph, signature and left thumb impression.

  • Payment of Application Fee

An application fee of INR 1400 for general category and INR 750 for reserved category candidates must be paid via online payment gateways.

  • Confirmation Page

After successful completion of the payment, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates must take a print out of the same for future reference.

Things which you need to know while filling NEET Application Form

  • Payment may have been completed but acknowledgment page has not been generated because candidates’ fee has not been updated in the server.
  • The application fee will not be refunded if in case you have made more than one payment.
  • If you have not submitted application fee, your candidature is liable to be canceled.
  • If your father’s name is not mentioned on aadhaar card then you can leave it by filling XXXX as the name of your father.

NEET Exam Pattern

NEET is a pen and paper-based (offline mode) examination. Here we have listed the exam pattern in tabular form:

Mode of examination Offline (Pen and paper)
Duration of examination 3 hours
Type of questions Multiple choice questions (4 options with 1 correct answer). 
Language of question paper English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu
Total Marks 720
Total Number of Questions 180
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be given for each correct answer
Negative marking 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer

The table given below enlists a subject-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each subject in NEET 2018.

Subject Number of Question Marks
Chemistry 45 180
Physics 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

Candidates must give equal emphasis on all the 4 subjects since equal number of questions are asked from each subject. Check the infographic given below to get an idea about the exam pattern of NEET 2018:

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 Syllabus:

MCI (Medical Council of India) prescribes a common syllabus for NEET. NEET syllabus comprises of topics from the class 11th and 12th syllabus of Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology. It is designed in collaboration with CBSE, NCERT & COBSE.

NEET Syllabus from Class 11th

Subject Topics
Physics Physics world and measurement, Laws of motion, Kinemetics, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.
Chemistry Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali, Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principle and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.
Biology Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology

NEET Syllabus From Class 12th

Subject Topics
Physics Electostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magentism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nulei, Electronic Devices.
Chemistry Solid Sate, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkenes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and Environment.

Download the detailed Syllabus from here:
NEET 2018 Syllabus

Note: CBSE clearly stated that there is no changes in the NEET Syllabus, it is similar as to the syllabus prescribed in 2017.

NEET 2018 Preparation Tips:

NEET requires careful planning and a smart preparation strategy. Getting your hands on good study material is an integral part of preparation. Here are some of the best preparation tips for NEET 2018.

  • Download the syllabus prescribed for NEET so that you are well versed with the important exam topics.
  • Create a proper time table and follow it religiously.
  • Candidates must select the right study material, i.e. help books, practice papers, etc.
  • Attempt mock tests to improve your speed and to get a better idea of the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Avoid last minute preparation.
  • Don’t start a new topic towards the end of your preparation. Strengthen the ones you have already prepared.

Dress Code and Exam Day Guidelines

Last year, CBSE released a set of guidelines pertaining to dress code that candidates must wear on the day of NEET Exam along with other guidelines. CBSE is going to follow a similar set of guidelines this year too as indicated in the information brochure. Here is a brief list of these guidelines.

  • Wear light codes with half sleeves, without any big buttons, brooch/badge, flower, etc. with salwars/trousers.
  • Don’t wear shoes. Slippers and Sandals with low heels are only allowed.
  • Stationary items and any textual item not allowed.
  • No communication devices like Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Pager and Headphones are allowed at the venue.
  • No watch, bracelet, camera would be allowed to enter the premises.
  • Eatable items and water bottles cannot be carried on the day of examination.

Note: CBSE had allowed diabetic candidates to carry fruits, water bottles and medicines inside the exam center. However, no such official instruction has been released for NEET 2018. Applicants in their own interest are advised to contact the authorities via helpdesk or reach the exam venue early for any clarification in this regard.

Click Here to Read About NEET Exam Day Instructions

Study Material

Selecting the right study material goes a long way in giving direction to your exam preparation. Course books and reference books play an important role in helping you crack the exam since they introduce you to a variety of questions and concepts expected in the exam. Here are a few important books for NEET preparation. For detailed information click here.

  • For Physics:
    • NCERT (Class 11th and 12th)
    • H.C.Verma
    • Physics for NEET C.P. Singh
    • D.C. Pandey for Objective Physics
  • For Chemistry:
    • NCERT (Class 11th and 12th)
    • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tondon
    • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tondon
    • 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur
    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • For Biology:
    • NCERT (Class 11th and 12th)
    • Trueman’s objective Biology for NEET by M.P.Tyagi
    • 40 Days Biology for NEET – S.Chakravarty
    • Objective Biology by Dinesh
    • Objective NCERT at your finger tips for NEET by MTG Editorial Board

Check why NCERT books are important to crack NEET 2018

NEET Participating States

Most of the states will be participating in NEET as it is the centralized entrance for admission to MBBS and BDS programs. Here you can take a look at the complete list of states:

Tripura, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Assam, Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana

NEET Reservation Seats:

Scheduled Tribe Category (ST) 7.5%
Scheduled Caste Category (SC) 15%
OBC Category 27%
Physically Handicapped Category 3%

NEET 2018 Exam Center

NEET 2018 Exam Center will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates. There are a to tal of 150 exam centers for NEET spread evenly across all states and union territories of the country. While filling the application form, candidates can submit 3 preferences for NEET Exam Centers.

Once an exam center is allotted to the candidates, it will not be altered under any circumstances and requests regarding the same shall not be entertained. Candidates must reach the exam center with their admit card at least 30 minutes before the exam commences.

NEET 2018 Result

NEET Result is expected to be announced on or before 5th June, 2018 on the official website. Candidates will have to enter their credentials like application number and roll number to check the result. The printout of the result must be produced at the time of counselling. 

NEET 2018 Scorecard will include the marks and the All India Rank obtained by candidates. The scorecard will be considered by medical institutions for providing admission into BDS and MBBS courses. A merit list will also be prepared according to the guidelines from Supreme Court, MCI, DCI and DGHS.

NEET Answer Key

CBSE will release the NEET Answer Key after the exam is successfully conducted. It will be uploaded on the official website before the result is declared, around second week of May 2018. The answer key will give you an idea of your performance in the exam and also help you calculate your expected NEET Score.

Besides, candidates will be provided an opportunity to challenge official answer and the machine recorded responses in case finds any discrepancy in key or the recorded response. Candidates will be charged a non-refundable amount of INR 1000 per key. The challenge must be filed online within the stipulated time frame. CBSE will publish revised answer keys after reviewing all objections before the announcement of result.

NEET 2018 Cutoff

Candidates will have to score minimum marks in NEET Exam to be eligible for admission into MBBS and BDS courses. Those who meet the NEET cutoff will feature in the merit list. NEET 2018 cutoff will be calculated based on several factors:

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the exam.
  • Availability of seats in the college which they choose.
  • Difficulty level of the exam. 

NEET Cut off will be released in June 2018 The minimum qualifying marks for NEET 2018 are:

Category of candidates Cutoff Percentile
Unreserved 50th
ST/SC/OBC 40th
General- Physically Handicapped 45th
ST/SC/OBC- Physically Handicapped 40th

NEET 2018 Counselling

NEET 2018 Counselling will tentatively start from the 3rd week of June, 2018. Candidates qualifying NEET and manage to meet the cutoff will proceed for the counselling procedure. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) will conduct the counseling for 15% All India Quota seats through online mode.

Counselling for 85% State Quota seats will be conducted by the counselling committees of respective states. Candidates can submit their college preferences while registering for online counselling. They must also pay the requisite fee during the counselling process.

Candidates are allotted seats on the basis of their NEET rank, their choice of college and availability of seats in those colleges. After the allotment of seats, candidates need to report at the allotted colleges to complete the admission process.

Admission Process for NEET 2018

Once the candidates have been allotted a college through NEET counselling, they must reprt to to the allotted college within the stipulated time frame to secure a seat. The following documents will be required at the time of Admission

  • High School & Intermediate Marksheets
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Sized Photographs
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Identity proof


Things you need to Know

  • Candidates who have applied for NEET 2018 and made mistakes in the application form while filling need not to worry about it because after successful completion process of registration process, the authority will give a one time opportunity to the candidates in this period of time candidates can correct their particulars from the application form.
  • Many students are facing a common problem where their confirmation page will not generated after successful completion of payment. This will be because the payment will not received by the conducting authority. So candidates can download confirmation page after 24 hours of successful payment.
  • NEET will be based on the syllabus stipulated by CBSE. This implies that CBSE students will have an edge over candidates from state board schools where the syllabus is slightly different.