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NEET 2018 is an All India Undergraduate medical entrance exam conducted by CBSE and is the single medical exam in the country which will be used for admission in MBBS and BDS colleges. CBSE will release the notification regarding the NEET 2018 to get admission in MBBS/ BDS courses in the session 2018-19. NEET 2018 is likely to be conducted on 10 May 2018, it will be a single stage objective type exam. 

NEET 2018 (UG) is a common exam for admission into Government and Private Medical Colleges in the country. NEET has replaced AIPMT exam from 2016. No state or private institute is now allowed to conduct their own medical entrance exam for the admissions into MBBS and BDS courses. Although states and colleges will conduct their separate counselling for admission in medical colleges.

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NEET exam date has been announced by MCI. NEET Exam will be conducted on 10 May 2018. All the details will be released soon.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 is a common exam conducted by CBSE for admission to the following. 

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Medical Seats
  • Private, Management and NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
  • Central Pool Quota Seats

NEET Score is not considered for admission in MBBS in AIIMS, admission in seven AIIMS Institutes in the country will be based on AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam and also JIPMER.


(We update this page regularly for all the NEET updates so you can bookmark this page for all the latest news on NEET.)

NEET 2018 Exam Dates


(Last Year)

Dates (Tentative)

NEET UG application begins 

31 January 2017

January 3rd week 2018

The last date to submit the application form

1 March 2017

March 1st week 2018

The last date to apply for candidates who are above 25 years age

5 April 2017


NEET Admit card

15 April 2017


NEET UG Exam Date

7 May 2017 (10:00 am to 01:00 pm) 10 May 2018

NEET Answer Key

15 June 2017 -

NEET Result

23 June 2017 -


Quick Links

Application Form  Admit Card 
Application Form Correction  Syllabus 2018
Result  NEET Answer Key and OMR Sheet 
NEET 15% AIQ Seat Allotment Result 2017 NEET Exam Centres 
NEET Counselling for Deemed Universities 15% AIQ NEET 15% All India Quota Deemed Universities 


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NEET 2018 Eligibility criteria

Nationality: Indian Nationals, NRIs, Foreign Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are eligible to apply for NEET 2018.  

Age: The candidate should be a minimum of 17 years on or before 31 December 2018. For admission to Government Medical Colleges, the age of the candidate must not be more than 25 years on 31 December 2018. The upper age limit for candidates belonging to ST/SC and OBC shall be relaxed by a period of 5 years.

Category Born on or Between
General 8 May 1993 and 1 January 2002
SC/ST/OBC 8 May 1988 and 1 January 2002


  • The upper age limit for the candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules.

Maximum Number of Attempts - 3 - NEET 2018 will be considered as the first attempt.The candidates are allowed a maximum of 3 attempts for all candidates. Earlier, the candidates who have appeared in NEET (earlier known as AIPMT) three times are not allowed to take this examination.

Academic  Qualification: The candidate must have passed Class 12 Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology and any other elective subject with English as a compulsory subject. Candidates who are appearing in Class 12 Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Percentage Criteria: Students must have secured minimum 50% marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45% (for General-PH) and 40% (for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

NEET 2018 Application form and Admit Card

NEET 2018 Application Forms will be available from the last week of January 2018. The candidates have to fill and submit NEET Application form through ONLINE mode only. The submission of fees is to be done through Online payment using the debit card and credit card, E-Challan, Net banking and e-wallet of Common Service Centre.

NEET Application Form 2018

NEET Admit Card / Hall Ticket

NEET Admit Card will be available for all the students appearing for NEET UG from the second week of April 2018 onwards. Admit Card will be available on the online only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application forms before the due date.

The NEET Hall Ticket is an important document, and no candidate would be allowed to appear in the exam without valid admit card. Admit card will not be dispatched through the post to the candidates.

NEET Admit Card 

NEET 2018 Fees

NEET 2018 Application Fee is different for candidates belonging to different categories. Following is the category-wise application fee for appearing in NEET 2018 Exam. All the candidates can pay the application fee in any one of the following manners:

  • Through any Debit/Credit Card.
  • Net Banking/ UPI.
  • e-wallets of the different service provider.

NEET 2018 Application Fees


Fee details


 Rs. 1400


 Rs. 750

NEET 2018 Result and Counselling

NEET Answer Key 2018 will be released by the CBSE for the entrance exam of NEET 2018. The candidates who appeared in the exam would be able to check the answer key and can estimate their scores. CBSE will release the result after the release of the answer key. Meanwhile, the candidates can check the NEET answer key for the last year given towards the end of this page.

NEET Result 2018 will be declared by CBSE in the month of June 2018. CBSE will prepare an All India Merit list of candidates who qualify NEET 2018. It is to be noted that no category wise result sheet will be prepared. The NEET Result will clearly state that whether the candidate has qualified for all-India 15% NEET Counselling and will also contain the NEET percentile of the candidates.

Rechecking of NEET Result 2018

There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets. Therefore, no correspondence regarding rechecking of NEET Result 2018 will be entertained by CBSE.

NEET Counselling 2018

  • The counselling is conducted only for the All India Government Quota MBBS and BDS Seats in all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. There are only 50000 MBBS seats and the country (Govt and Private), and 6-7 lacs of students appear for the exam.
  • State-level individual counselling will fill 85% state-level seats, and the private medical colleges will conduct their counselling for the allotment of seats. NEET is only a qualifying exam and only appearing in the exam does not guarantee a seat. The candidates have to fill the individual medical college's application form for admission and also apply for the state counselling. 
  • To get the latest updates on medical exams the candidate should follow >> Medical Admission and bookmark this page for all updates.

Any query related to 15 % All India Quota Counselling may be referred to the following address:

The Assistant Director General (ME)
Directorate General of Health Services,
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110 108

NEET Answer Key 

NEET Answer Key 2017 for the entrance exam conducted on 7 May 2017 has been released by the CBSE. Therefore, the candidates who appeared in the exam can check the answer key and estimate their scores. The NEET will soon release the NEET result. The candidates can check the answer key by following the link given below.

NEET Answer Key - Check Here

NEET Merit List (15% Seats)

The merit list of the eligible and successful candidates who have qualified for 15% All India quota seats are prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the NEET 2017.The merit list is equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. A waiting list is also be declared by CBSE which will be four times of the merit list.

NEET 2018 Exam pattern

NEET 2018 will be conducted in 10 languages. The candidates have to specify the language of the question paper while filling the application form. There will be only one paper in NEET entrance exam, which will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode.

Duration of Exam: 3 hours

Total no. of Questions: 180 Multiple Choice Questions from the three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Four marks will be awarded for every correct response.

Negative Marking: For every incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score.

The Medium of Exam: From this year NEET question paper will be conducted in 10 languages viz are; Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu. 

  • The questions would be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at centre only.
Subject NEET Number of Question Marks 
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180  720


NEET 2018 Time Schedule (Based on Last Year)


Entry in the NEET Exam Hall

7:30 AM 

Checking of NEET Admit Cards by the invigilator

 7.30 AM to 9.45 AM

Distribution of Test Booklet

 9.45 AM

Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/ opened to take out the Answer Sheet

 9.55 AM

Latest Entry in the NEET Exam Hall

 09.30 AM

NEET Test Commences

 10.00 AM

NEET 2018 Test Concludes

 01.00 PM


NEET Syllabus 2018

NEET Entrance has questions on four subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and each section has the same number of questions and weightage in the exam. It is critical for the candidates to go through the Syllabus and then prepare for the exam. It is advisable that the candidates should go through the previous year question papers and get the idea about the NEET Exam.

The syllabus is more or less same as the syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 ( CBSE and NCERT Syllabus). Check detailed NEET Syllabus 

NEET 2018 Important details

NEET 2018 will be conducted in 84 test centres across the country. The candidates have to give their test centre preference at the time of NEET Application. The candidates who wish to give NEET 2018 in any of the Vernacular languages must check the list of Examination centres list and note down the Exam centres options available for them. 

NEET 2018 Vernacular Languages Exam Centers

NEET Venaculat Languages test city

Seat Reservation in Govt. Medical Colleges
(15% All India Quota)

Category Reservation %
SC 5%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
PH 3%


  • Reservation would be applicable to the caste mentioned in the Central list of OBC.
  • Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column in the application form.
  • Candidates from the creamy layer and do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as General.

NEET Reservation and Guidelines for Physically Handicapped Candidates


Foreign Candidates: The Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) are allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota counselling. Such candidates can be allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota counselling with the applicable terms and conditions.


These are some of the questions that have been compiled so that students have no problems in filling the application form or in appearing in the exam. The students are advised to have a look at these questions.

NEET 2018 for MBBS and BDS Admissions will be conducted on 10 May 2018. Few important points

  • Aadhaar number will be required for submission of Application Form of NEET UG 
  • NEET UG 2018 will be video graphed. This helped the CBSE to cross-check the identity of the candidates. 
  • Last year, the foreign candidates were also allowed to appear in NEET. Although, for NRIs, Foreign Nationals, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s), the passport number was mandatory for filling up of the online application of NEET.

NEET 2017 was conducted in 10 Indian regional languages. The languages were Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu. However, the option of Vernacular languages was available in selected Test Centres only.

Is Aadhar Card Compulsory for NEET Application?

Answer: Yes it is a mandatory document for NEET Application. All the Indian Citizens have to enter the Aadhar Number while filling the NEET Application form. Aadhar card is compulsory for all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. The Aadhar information added by the candidates will be validated from the UIDAI's database. If the particular's do not match with the database, then the application form will be rejected. The candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, have to enter the passport/ ration card/ bank account / any valid government identity number. Instead of Aadhar.

Indian Nationals of all states  Aadhaar Card Number, Aadhaar Enrolment/Registration Number issued by Aadhar Facilitation Centre
Indian Nationals belonging to Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & Kashmir Aadhaar Card No., Aadhaar Enrolment No., Registration No. issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card No., Bank Account No., Passport No. or No. of any Other Identity Card issued by Government.
NRI/ PIO/OCI Passport Number

There is an error on my Aadhar Card, Can I fill NEET Form?

Answer: In case there is a mistake in your Aadhar Card the candidates should get it corrected in the Aadhar Card or school record as the case may be and after it is corrected they can proceed with filling the application form.

Can we take our pen/pencil to the exam centre?

Answer: No the candidates are not allowed to take any pen or pencil to the exam centre. CBSE will also provide the pens for writing in the exam. 

In how many languages will the NEET Exam be conducted in?

Answer: The NEET Exam will be conducted in 10 languages and they are Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu.

Can Foreign Students/OCI/PIO/NRI appear in NEET Exam?

Answer: Yes the foreign students can appear in the NEET 2017 Exam. While filling the registration form the candidates have to select from options that is NRI, OCI, PIO, Foreign and after that they have to enter their passport number.

Will NEET Exam be conducted in test centres outside India?

Answer: Although NEET Exam is open to Foreign. NRI/ PIO/OCI students but there are no NEET Exam Centre outside India, and these candidates can select a test centre in India and make necessary provisions to appear in the exam.

I find it difficult to fill NEET Application form what should I do? 

Answer: The candidates can take the help of the Common Service Centres to fill up the application form. They can find the list of these test centres on the NEET 2017 Official website. The candidates should take their necessary documents with them for filling up the application form. The candidate has to pay a fee for availing the services.

I will not be 17 years as on 31 December 2017. Can I appear in NEET exam?

No, you will not be eligible to appear in the NEET Exam if you do not fulfil the age criteria.The candidate should have completed 17 years of age for appearing in NEET Exam. For UR category the candidate should be born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001 and for SC/ST/OBC the candidate should be born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001

Who can appear in NEET-UG, 2017 for 15% All India Quota seats?

Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs). Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017 for 15% All India Quota Seats.

If a candidate has opted for Hindi or vernacular language as the medium of question paper, which language candidate will be provided Test Booklet?

The candidate would be provided NEET Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi/Vernacular Language and English.

Can the language of the exam be changed after submission of the application form? 

Option once exercised, cannot be changed after submission of application form. As centres will be allotted based on the medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing of the medium of question paper.

Which documents have to be sent to CBSE after submission of the application and payment of application fee?

Answer: The candidate does not have to send any document to CBSE after the submission of application. The candidates are advised to keep a copy of confirmation page for future use.

Students who have passed their qualifying exam from NIOS are they eligible for NEET 2018?

Answer: Yes NIOS students are eligible to appear in NEET 2017. The candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognised Board/University can appear in the NEET-UG subject to fulfilling other conditions.

A student who has studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board from KSA/abroad and class XII from CBSE School in India, will he/she be eligible to appear in NEET-UG?

Answer: Yes these students are eligible for NEET.

What is PH 1 and PH 2 category students in respect to NEET?

Answer: PH1 category students are those candidates who have locomotor disability of lower limbs from 50% to 70% and PH 2 category students are with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 40% to less than 50%

How will the NEET Result be declared?

Answer: The NEET Result will contain the All India Rank as well as the NEET percentile obtained by the candidate. The NEET Result will clearly state whether the candidate has qualified for the NEET 15% All India Quota Counselling.

NEET 2018 Contact

The Deputy Secretary (Exam), 
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Unit, 
CBSE Shiksha Kendra, 
2, Community Centre, 
Preet Vihar, Delhi - 110 092

Phone No. – 011-22041807, 011 - 22041808
Fax No.-011-22509251
Toll Free No. - 1800118002,
Mobile No. - 9599590192,9599590193
Website - www.cbseneet.nic.in
Email – neet.cbse@nic.in

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