NEET 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NEET 2018 Admit Card will be released in the 2nd week of April 2018 and the form correction process has been closed on 17th March 2018. Candidates can correct their particulars on their application form. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is scheduled on May 06, 2018. It is the top level medical entrance exam conducted for admission to undergraduate programs. Since its re-introduction in 2016, NEET has become the common entrance exam for admission into all the MBBS and BDS colleges approved by MCI/DCI in the country, except AIIMS and JIPMER.

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 TagNEET 2018 Admit Card will be released in the 2nd week of April 2018 and the form correction process has been closed on 17th March 2018. Click Here

The Application Form correction process is closed now. Click Here for detailed information.

Aadhar Card is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2018. Those who have identity proof i.e. Aadhar Card, Aadhar Enrollment Number, voter Id which is issued by government of India, Ration card,  and Passport can apply for NEET 2018. For detailed information Click Here.

NEET 2018 Admit Card:

Those who have successfully registered for the exam will be issued the admit card for NEET 2018 which will be released by CBSE on the official website for NEET. NEET Admit card will be available only via online mode from the 2nd week of April, 2018. CBSE will not send it via post to anyone and the candidates must download it from

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.

Note: CBSE will release NEET Hall Ticket in the 2nd week of April 2018

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 2nd week of 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

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.

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).

Eligibility Criteria 

Before filling the application form for NEET 2018, candidates must check the eligibility criteria to ensure whether they are eligible to appear for the exam. If at any stage the candidate is found ineligible, his/her candidature will be cancelled with immediate effect. A candidate’s eligibility will be judged on the following basis:

1. Nationality:

The following candidates can apply for the exam

  • Indian citizens
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) 
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)

2. Age Limit:

  • Candidates should have attained a minimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December at the time of admission.
  • The maximum age limit for candidates is 25 years (General and OBC category) and 30 years (reserved categories).

Note: Currently Delhi high court stay 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

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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.

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 completed but acknowledgement page has not been generated because candidates fee has not been updated in the servier.
  • The application fee will not be refunded if in case you have made double payments.
  • If you will not submitted application fee, your candidature will not accepted.
  • If in your aadhar card father’s name is not mentioned then you can leave it by filling “XXXX” as the name of your father’s.

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 info-graphs 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 it was 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.

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

NEET Participating States:

Most of the states will be participating in NEET. 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:

The exam center for NEET 2018 will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates. There are a total 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 will be announced on 5th June, 2018 on the official website. Candidates will have to enter their credentials like application number and roll number to check the result. They must also take a printout of their result as it will be required during counselling. 

NEET 2018 score card 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 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 successful conclusion of the exam. 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 in calculating your NEET Score.

NEET 2018 Cutoff

Candidates will have to score the minimum marks to be eligible for admission into MBBS and BDS courses. Those who meet the NEET cutoff will be eligible to feature in the merit list. NEET 2018 cutoff will be calculated on the basis of following 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

The counselling process of NEET 2018 will start from the 3rd week of June, 2018. Candidates who clear NEET and meet the cutoff must proceed for the counseling procedure. Medical Counseling 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 will be 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.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Ques: What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET-UG?

Ans: NEET-UG is the eligibility test candidates need to write in order to gain admission into any medical or dental college in the country approved by the MCI and the DCI. NEET is the single most important entrance examination a student needs to write if they want to study medicine in India.

Ques: When will NEET Application form released?

Ans: NEET Application form has been released on 8 February, 2018.


Ques: When will CBSE conduct NEET examination?

Ans: It will conducted on May 6, 2018 (Sunday)


Ques: Can I fill application form through offline mode?

Ans: No application form is available only online mode.


Ques: What is the Eligibility criteria for NEET 2018?

Ans: Candidate minimum age is 17 years  and maximum age is 25 years for General category. There is a relaxation of reserved category for 5 years.


Ques: Is Aadhar Card is mandatory?

Ans: Yes Aadhar Card is mandatory for Indian candidates.


Ques: Is appearing students are eligible?

Ans: Yes those students who are appearing in class 12th are also eligible for NEET 2018.


Ques: Are NRI/OCI are eligible for NEET exam?

Ans: Yes they are eligible but it is mandatory to show their passport with their photo ID.


Ques: What is the minimum marks for applying NEET 2018?

Ans: For General Category  minimum 50% , for general-Ph there is a relaxation of 5% and for SC/ST candidate minimum 40% with Physics,Chemistry,Biology subject is mandatory for applying NEET 2018.


Ques: Can I know the admission seat division of NEET Exam?

Ans: Admission seat are divided into 4 quota:

  1. All India Quota Seats.
  2. State Government Quota Seats
  3. State/Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
  4. Central Pool Quota Seats
Ques: How many phases are in the NEET Examination?

Ans: There is only one phase of NEET Examination.

Ques: Can I know the syllabus of NEET Exam?

Ans: It will be comprises from the class 11th and 12th syllabus of Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

Ques: I have NCC B certificate. Do I get any other concession?

Ans: No.

Ques: How many seats are under the 15% All India Quota?

Ans: It is differed as per the candidates category. Here we are listed all the reserved seats under 15% Indian Quota:

  • 15% seats: for SC candidates
  • 7.5% seats: for ST candidates
  • 27% seats: for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only
Ques: Two students with same marks then which students get higher ranking?

Ans: CBSE already made a tie breaking method for calculating the higher rank students if there two students go similar marks into the NEET Examination. Check here the calculation:

  • Those who will get higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
  • Those who will get higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.
  • Those who will attempt less number of wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test.
  • Candidates who have less age comparison to both.
Ques: Through NEET, Can students get admission in the AIIMS & JIPMER?

Ans: No.

Ques: How many language it will be conducted?

Ans: NEET will be conducted in the following languages :

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Oriya
  • Kannada
  • Gujarati
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Marathi
Ques: Time duration for the NEET Examination?

Ans: 180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Ques: If by mistakenly I have written wrong details in the application form can I correct it?

Ans: Yes, you can edit it when correction window is in operational mode.

Ques: Where can I find the previous years’ NEET-UG question papers?

Ans: Previous years’ NEET-UG question papers are available in the market. Solved test paper series of the past years can be bought. Multiple books offer solutions and detailed discussions of difficult problems for a student to better understand the questions and what is required of them.

Ques: How do I know which online test series are good?

Ans: There are various online test series available, however only a few follow the exact examination pattern of NEET. With a little research and understanding, one can easily find multiple test series tailor-made to suit candidates preparing for NEET. The examination pattern and the syllabus are the most crucial aspects that need to be kept in mind while subscribing to the test series to obtain maximum benefit from the tests.

Ques: How is the NEET question paper divided according to the syllabus?

Ans: The NEET question paper consists the most number of Biology questions. There are 90 biology questions in the question paper. The syllabus is divided into a 1:1:2 ratio between Chemistry, Physics and Biology. There are 45 questions each of Chemistry and Physics in the question paper. A student must put the most emphasis on the biology syllabus while preparing for NEET, however one must not neglect Chemistry and physics as together, these subjects consist of the same amount of questions as Biology.

Ques: What does the NEET syllabus for Biology consist of for the examination to be conducted in 2018?

Ans: The neet syllabus for Biology includes 12th standard areas for Biology. It covers topics such as Biology and Human Welfare, Reproduction, Genetics, Biotechnology, Evolution, Ecology and Environment. The syllabus also contains 11th standard topics such as Human Physiology, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Diversity in the Living World, Plant Physiology and Cell Structure and Function.

Ques: What does the NEET syllabus for Physics consist of?

Ans: The NEET syllabus for Physics consists of 12th standard topics such as Dual Nature of Matter, Magnetic Effects of Current, Radiation, Magnetism, Electronic Devices, Alternating Currents, Atoms and Nuclei, Current Electricity, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Electrostatics and Electromagnetic Induction. The syllabus also contains 11th standard topics such as Physical World and Measurement, Kinetic Theory, Particles and Rigid Body, Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Oscillation and Waves, Properties of Bulk Matter,  Behaviour of Perfect Gas, and Kinematics.

Ques: What does the NEET syllabus for Chemistry consist of? 

Ans: The Chemistry syllabus for NEET consists of 11th standard topics. These include Hydrogen, Classification of Elements and Periodicity,  Structure of Atom, States of Matter, Gases and Liquids, Hydrocarbons, Thermodynamics,  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, p-Block Elements, s-Block Elements, Redox Reactions, Equilibrium, Environmental Chemistry and Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry. Some of the topics mentioned here are partially covered in the syllabus. Students are not required to study anything extra when it comes to these topics. Please refer to the official website for further details.

Ques: What is the duration of the NEET examination?

Ans: NEET examination lasts for 3 hours (180 minutes).

Ques: What is the marking scheme for NEET answers? 

Ans: The marking scheme for NEET examination is +4 marks for every right answer and -1 mark for every wrong answer according to the official website.


Ques: When will the results of NEET be published?

Ans: The results of NEET are scheduled on 5th June, 2018.

Ques: When will the NEET Admit card release?

Ans: The NEET Admit Card will be released in the second week of April 2018.

Ques: What will the information admit card contain?

Ans: The admit card will contain the information like student’s name and roll number, fathers name, category, photograph, signature, date and venue of the exam etc.


Ques: From where students can download the admit card?

Ans: Students can download the admit card from the official website of NEET i.e.


Ques: What are the documents that students required along with the Admit card?

Ans: Along with the Admit card, students are required to bring Aadhar Card and Passport size photographs at the examination centre

Ques: What is the information required to download the admit card?

Ans: Students are required to enter their Registration No, Date of Birth, and Security Pin to download the admit card.


Ques: Can students appear for the exam without admit card?

Ans: No, admit card is a mandatory document without which students cannot sit for the exam.


Ques: Can students be able to change their examination centre after the allotment of admit card?

Ans: No, after the allotment of admit card, students cannot change their examination centre


Ques: Can students get their admit card at their postal address?

Ans: No.


Ques: What is the information that students need to enter to view the result?

Ans: Students need to enter their roll number and date of birth to view the result.


Ques: How can students calculate their NEET scores?

Ans: NEET Score = (No. of correct answers X 4) – (No. of incorrect answers X 1)


Ques: Is there any separate merit list prepared for the students belong to SC/ ST category?

Ans: There is no separate merit list is prepared for the students belonging to SC/ ST category.


Ques: What are the qualifying marks required according to the category?

Ans: The qualifying marks vary according to the categories which are as follows:

Category Qualifying marks Qualifying percentile
General 360 50%
SC/ ST/ OBC 288 40%
General Physically Handicapped 324 45%
SC/ ST/ OBC-Physically Handicapped 288 45%


Ques: When will be the merit list released?

Ans: The merit list will be released by CBSE after the declaration of NEET result.


Ques: On what basis counselling will be conducted?

Ans: Counseling will be conducted on the basis of All India Ranks


Ques: What is the minimum qualification required to write NEET 2018?

Ans: An eligible candidate must be 12th pass or any other equivalent exam pass from any recognized board or university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as compulsory subjects and any other elective subject with English.


Ques: Last Date for Application form Submission?

Ans: Last date for Application form Submission is 9th March, 2018. The last date for Submission of fees is 10th March, 2018.

Ques: What documents have to be kept ready before filling in the NEET application form?

Ans: After successful registration, one has to upload scanned images of his/her passport size photograph, signature and photo ID to proceed with the rest of the application process.Photograph size should between 10 Kb to 100 Kb and signature size should between 3kb to 20kb in JPEG format only.

Candidates must have class 10 and 12 education details. Those candidates who are appearing in 12th they need to submit the documents at the time of admission.


Ques: How much is the application fees for NEET 2018?

Ans: Candidates belonging to General and OBC categories are required to pay an application fees of  Rs. 1,400. For those belonging to SC/ST/PH categories, the application fees is Rs. 750.

After successful submission of the application form, candidates can choose the preferred method of payment of the application fees.


Ques: What is the mode of payment of application fees?

Ans: The payment of fees can be done through  online only. The online payment can be made through Credit card or Debit card and Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet. After the payment of fees, a confirmation page will be displayed and sent to the registered mobile number and email address of the candidate.

Ques: Is Aadhaar Card necessary?

Ans: Yes, the Aadhaar Card is mandatory for Indian nationals registering in this exam.


Ques: What Identification proof is needed for candidates belonging to Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya?

Candidates from these three states are required to provide their passport number, ration card number,
bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these States only.

Ques: What are the other documents to be kept after filling the application form ?
  1.  At least three printouts of the Confirmation Page of online Application.
  2. Proof of fee paid (i.e. Bank transaction details supported by confirmation page).
  3. At least 5 copies of identical passport size Photograph that was scanned and uploaded on the Online Application.
  4.  Copy of the system generated Self Declaration in respect of candidates from State of J&K who have opted for seats under 15% All India Quota .
  5. The State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have decided to join 15% All India Quota scheme. Hence, candidates of these states need not to furnish Self Declaration as required earlier
Ques: How many choices can be made for examination centre for NEET 2018?

Ans: While filling in the application centre, a candidate can give upto three choices on  preferred priority basis.


Ques: How many rounds are there in NEET Counseling?

Ans: There will be 2 rounds of counseling. The first round is expected to be held in the 2nd week of July and the second round will be held in the 1st week of August.


Ques: How to apply for NEET Counseling registration 2018?

Ans: Follow the below given instruction for NEET Counseling Registration:

  • Visit the link www.mcc.nic.i for counseling details and then click on NEW REGISTRATION LINK.
  • Enter the required details: Roll number, application number, Candidate’s name, date of birth etc.
  • Choose a password and make sure to remember it as it will be required during the NEET seat allotment 2018.
  • Click on submit button.
  • Now enter the one time password (sent to your registered mobile number) to complete NEET 2018 counseling process.
  • Check all the details and click on the confirm registration.
Ques: How to fill the choice of courses and colleges?

Ans: Check the below listed steps:

  • After NEET 2018 counseling registration, log in using the Login ID and Password.
  • After logging in, submit your choices, change or delete them, and change their order as required during registration and choice filling period.
  • You can swap the filled choices by interchanging the positions.
  • After locking choices, no more submission is possible.
  • You are advised to take a print out of the locked choices for future references.
Ques: What is mop- up round for NEET?

Ans: It is the second last step for NEET Admission. The seats that remain vacant after 1st and 2nd round of counseling are filled through the mop- up round for NEET UG.


Ques: How do I get the result of counseling?

Ans: After few days of counseling, candidates will receive a SMS or email related to the allotted college and course.


Ques: How is the seat allotment done?

Ans: The candidates are allotted on the basis of their score/rank and opted choice of colleges.


Ques: What is NEET Qualifying cut off?

Ans: The qualifying cut off is the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify for participating in any counseling process for seeking admission in MBBD or BDS programmes.


Ques: What will be the cut off for 15 per cent All India Quota seats?

Ans: The cut off will be around 460 marks for general category candidates.


Ques: What is the minimum cut off for various categories?

Ans: Check here the category wise cut off:

  • General- 50 percentile
  • General (PH)- 45 percentile
  • Reserved (OBC, ST & SC)- 40 percentile
  • Reserves (PH)- 40 percentile
Ques: How many candidates appear for NEET?

Ans: Around 10 lakh candidates appear for NEET 2018. CBSE release the merit list on the basis of cut off. Candidates can take the admission on the basis of cut off.

Ques: What type of questions are included in NEET exam?

Ans: The questions are multiple choice in nature.


Ques: How are the questions divided in three sections?

Ans: Check here

  • Physics- 45 questions
  • Chemistry- 45 questions
  • Biology- 90 questions
Ques: What are the total marks for NEET examination?

Ans: The total marks are 720.


Ques: How to check answers given in the examination?

Ans: CBSE release the answer key which will release after one or two week of exam.

Ques: How do I download NEET answer key?

Ans: Follow the steps:

  • Visit the official NEET website link.
  • click on the respective answer key.
  • The answer key will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and compare the answer.
Ques: How should one start the preparation for NEET examination?

Ans: The preparation for NEET examination should be strategical. It might take at least 1 year to be well prepared as NEET syllabus comprises around 13,000 vast concepts.  But if one has a well-structured study plan, it is possible. The 1-year preparation strategy for NEET examination includes the following:

  • Create A Realistic Timetable
  • Start from Scratch
  • Practice Regularly
  • Take Full-Length Mock Tests
  • Revise Regularly


Ques: How much time should one spend for the NEET preparation?

Ans: In order to prepare for NEET, you need to spend time on everyday basis and the hours totally depends on the time left the examination. If you are close to a year for preparation, you should at least invest 4 hours daily on activates such as listening to lectures, revising concepts, and practice tests. You must also take at-least one weekly mock test paper or resolve previous year NEET questions which gives an idea of all the actual question paper.

Ques: What books should I buy for NEET preparations?

Ans: Few books worth buying for NEET preparations are:

Best Biology Books:

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

Best Physics Books:

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

Best Chemistry Books:

  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Dinesh Chemistry
Ques: What type of questions are asked in NEET examination?

Ans: NEET questions are asked from class 11 and 12 syllabus.

Ques: Is it possible for an average student to clear NEET?

Ans: There are two things mainly on which the success of NEET examination depends on, the first one is self-discipline, that is, to stick to your study plan and the second one is to improve your learning methodologies by using right learning tools as well as techniques. So, anyone who is dedicated can clear NEET be it an average student or an intelligent one.

Ques: What is the difference between AIPMT and NEET examination?

Ans: Now, AIPMT is not conducted. Since, 2016 only NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) UG and NEET PG is conducted by CBSE on a national level for the admission to MBBS/BDS courses. Earlier, before the year 2016, AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical/ Pre Dental Entrance Test) was conducted by CBSE for the admission in MBBS/BDS courses in Indian government medical and dental colleges except institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir, in which 15 % seats are under All India Quota. However, the pattern and syllabus of AIPMT and NEET is similar.

Ques: Will a candidate appearing in Class 12th in 2018 be eligible to appear in NEET?

Ans: Yes, class 12th students are eligible to appear in NEET 2018 provided they fulfil the age criteria.


Ques: For how many attempts a student can appear for NEET?

Ans: Candidates have no cap limit. There is no limit of NEET attempt.


Ques: If a candidate has appeared in state as well as institutional level exams for three times, but hasn’t appeared in AIPMT/NEET even once, will they be eligible to appear in NEET 2017?

Ans: Yes, if a student has never appeared in AIPMT/NEET they can attempt NEET exam. CBSE announced no cap limit. They remove attempt limit from the NEET exam.

Ques: For how long the result of NEET is valid?

Ans: NEET result would be valid for the current academic session only.


Ques: How does previous years’ question paper and mock test papers help candidates?

Ans: The previous years’ question paper and mock test paper help candidates understand the exam pattern and boost up their confidence to attempt the examination.


Ques: What is the overall difficulty level of NEET examination?

Ans: It has been noted that the difficulty level of NEET examination, earlier known as AIPMT is increasing each year. So, it is quite unsure how CBSE is going to set paper in 2018. The difficulty level of NEET question paper is changing every year and so is the pattern.


Ques: What is the difficulty level of physics in NEET?

Ans: The Physics section of the question paper is usually manipulative where candidates need to use two formulae for one answer. They may get such type questions in DC Pandey. The difficulty was more or less similar in the previous examinations.


Ques: What is the difficulty level of Chemistry in NEET?

Ans: NEET 1’s physical chemistry is a tough section but organic and inorganic part were easy whereas NEET 2’s organic question was way beyond just NCERT level and inorganic is tough too but physical chemistry was quite easy.


Ques: What is the difficulty level of Biology in NEET?

Ans: Questions for NEET 1 could be more from NCERT directly from text book but NEET 2’s questions would mostly be out of the textbook. It is suggested to read the recommended books other than NCERT.


Ques: Do students must solve the previous year questions of AIPMT only or of other medical entrance exams too to prepare well for NEET 2018?

Ans: Students must resolve the previous year papers as questions would be framed on similar format and some are even repeated. They can, not only solve previous years AIPMT questions but also entrance exam questions like AMU, BHU-PMT (which was conducted in the past)RPMT,O-JEE,K-CET and suchlike, which could be really helpful.

Ques: While submitting the application form, by mistake i have filled OBC category instead of ST?

Ans: CBSE gives the opportunity to correct the mistakes. It opens the correction window for the students. Students can make the correction from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018. After that no change will be entertained. So Students must carefully read the details before submitting the form.

Ques: I have submitted the application form, but the confirmation page has not been generated?

Ans:  The confirmation page is generated after the fee payment. Sometimes the payment gateway not received the payment. If your payment is submitted successfully you can wait atleast 24 hours. If in case confirmation page is still not generated than you can pay the fee again. Extra fee will be refunded in your account.

Ques: I am unable to make payment through Debit card ?

Ans: If payment of fee via debit card is not successful then you can change your payment mode i.e Net Banking, e- wallet. But you should submit the fee before 10 March 2018.


Ques: I have filled all the details but when I trying to submit the form it shows the session expired?

Ans: The maximum time for submission of application form is 30 minutes. If you are unable to fill the form within stipulated time then the session will expire. To avoid this problem fill the one part and save it  as draft and you can do same as with other parts.