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About NEET 2018

NEET 2018 was conducted on 6 May. NEET Result has been declared on 4 June 2018 along with the cut off. NEET result includes the name, overall and section-wise marks, All India and All India Quota rank. Candidates must secure the NEET cut off scores provided in the result. Aspirants securing lower than the NEET 2018 cut off will not be eligible for counselling process. The counselling for 15% All India Quota seats will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), which will commence from 12 June. While the admission process of remaining 85% state quota seats will be done by designated state counselling authorities. This year, a total of 13,26,725 aspirants registered for NEET.CBSE has made NEET answer key 2018 and OMR sheet available on 25 May. Candidates can check and download the NEET 2018 OMR sheet and answer key entering registration number and password. The link to download NEET 2018 answer key and OMR sheet are provided on this page. In case, if there is any discrepancy in NEET UG answer key and OMR sheet, candidates can challenge it by entering the required credentials. NEET 2018 challenges will be accepted only after the payment of Rs. 1000 per question. Once the NEET 2018 answer key and OMR sheet challenges are accepted by CBSE experts, the authority will declare the result. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the basis for admission to around 90,000 MBBS and BDS courses offered by the government as well as private colleges of India. Read the article NEET 2018 for more information on answer key, OMR sheet, result, counselling, fees structure, seats and other.

NEET 2018 Latest Update 

  • NEET Result has been declared
  • NEET Answer Key 2018 released - Click Here to view/challenge
  • NEET 2018 OMR sheet available - Click Here to view/challenge
  • Correction in NEET Application Form 2018 - Aspirants can make corrections in the application form of NEET 2018
  • The date of birth, category and status of person with disability can be made changed
  • To make corrections in NEET application form - Click Here
  • NEET UG 2018 is successfully conducted on 6 May by CBSE. The students can get NEET live updates.
  • CBSE has released an updated centre list for NEET 2018 on 5 May 2018. As per the notification, addresses for 10 test centres is changed. Get the updated list of NEET Exam Centres 2018 Here.
  • Around 13 lakh candidates will appear to take NEET entrance test.
  • CBSE NEET answer key was released by  coaching intitutes on the day of exam,
  • NEET Admit Card has been released on 17 April 2018.
  • The last date to apply online for NEET was extended from 9 March to 12 March 2018. Dates for Application correction also revised. Get NEET 2018 Application Form Correction Details here.
  • As per latest notification from CBSE on 8 March, the candidates are allowed to apply for NEET 2018 without Aadhaar Card or Aadhaar Enrollment Number. Candidates can use alternatively use Ration Card, Passport, Bank Account No. or other valid Government ID (Such as Driving License, Voter ID etc). The registration of NEET 2018 has started and the last date to apply is 9 March 2018.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as a private candidate shall not be eligible to appear for NEET (UG). Furthermore, the study of Biology/ Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level also shall not permissible.
  • The Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Telangana have decided to join and contribute to the All India 15% Quota seats. Earlier in 2017 J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were not eligible for AIQ 15% seats.
  • There is no change in the syllabus of NEET 2018 exam, It is similar to that of the previous year. Check NEET Syllabus 2018.
  • From 2018 onwards, NEET Exam will be mandatory for the students who are planning to study MBBS from abroad. NEET 2018 will be mandatory to study Medicine Abroad
  • This time there will be common NEET Question Paper for all languages 
  • Aadhaar number is required for submission of Application Form of NEET (UG)-2018. The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of NEET (UG)-2018 will result in the accuracy of the candidate’s details.

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

  1. 15% All India Quota Seats
  2. 85% State Government Quota Seats
  3. CentralInstitutes/Universities/Deemed Universities
  4. State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University
  5. Central Pool Quota Seats

NEET Score is not considered for admission in MBBS in AIIMS and JIPMER. Admission to nine AIIMS Institutes in the country will be based on AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam.

NEET Answer Key 2018 

The answer key of NEET 2018 has been released on 25 May, along with OMR sheet. However, aspirants can download NEET UG answer key published by the coaching institutes on 6 May. 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 2018 Answer Key for the last year given towards the end of this page.

NEET Result 2018 will be declared by CBSE on 5 June. 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 UG 2018 Tie Breaking of Candidates scoring equal marks

In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET (UG) - 2018, the inter-se-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of preference as follows:

  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test
  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test
  • Candidates with less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test
  • Candidates older in age to be preferred

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. The state of AP and Telangana have joined 15% All india Quota Scheme. 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 
Phone No. 011-23062493, (FAX) 011-23061907

NEET Merit List (All India 15% Quota 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. 

The list of successful candidates shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling to 15% All India Quota Seats.A waiting list is also be declared by CBSE which will be four times of the merit list.

NEET Merit List of Seats other than 15% All India Quota

All India Ranks will be allotted by the CBSE and the further admitting authorities of each state will be inviting applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules. The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the candidates in the respective categories declared by the candidates at the time of applying for admission/counselling based on State rules. 

NEET 2018 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the important dates of NEET 2018 from the table below. 



NEET UG Application begins 

8 February 2018

The last date to submit the NEET Application Form

Extended to 12 March 2018 upto 5: 30 PM

Last date for payment of NEET Application Fee

13 March 2018 upto 11.50 PM

NEET Admit card -

17 April 2018

NEET UG Exam Date

6 May 2018

NEET Result

5 June 2018


Quick Links related NEET 2018


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. The age of the candidates should be same as that on the Aadhar Card

Category Born on or Between
General 7 May 1993 and 1 January 2002
SC/ST/OBC/PH 7 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 - 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.

Note: Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as a private candidate shall not be eligible to appear for NEET (UG). Furthermore, study of Biology/ Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level also shall not permissible

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).

The complete details of the NEET 2018 is given in the brochure given towards the end of the page.

NEET 2018 Application form and Admit Card

NEET 2018 Application Forms was available from 8 February 2018 in online mode only. The candidates had submitted NEET Application form through online mode only. The submission of fees was done through Online payment using the debit card and credit card, E-Challan, Net banking and e-wallet of Common Service Centre. Aadhaar number was required for submission of Application Form of NEET (UG)-2018 except for J&K, Assam & Meghalaya as per Aadhaar Act. The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of NEET (UG)-2018 will result in an accuracy of the candidate’s details.

NEET Application Form 2018 - Apply Online

NEET Admit Card / Hall Ticket

NEET Admit Card 2018 has been released by CBSE on 17 April 2018. The candidates can now obtain their hall ticket by providing registration number and DOB. The admit card has been made available only for those candidates who appeared in the exam. 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 has not been dispatched to the post to the candidates.

NEET Admit Card 

NEET 2018 Fees

NEET 2018 Application Fee was 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 using on-line gateway payment facility
  • Net Banking/UPI
  • E-wallet of various service providers

NEET 2018 Application Fees


Fee details


 Rs. 1400


 Rs. 750

NEET 2018 Result and Counselling


NEET 2018 Exam pattern

NEET 2018 will be conducted in 11 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 11 languages viz are; Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Urdu, 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

Last 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. There is no change in the syllabus if CBSE NEET 2018 (UG).

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. From 2018 NEET will also be conducted in the Urdu language also. 

On 5 May 2018 CBSE has released an updated center list for NEET 2018. As per the notification, addresses for 10 test centers is changed. Get the updated list of NEET Exam Centres 2018 Here 

NEET 2018 Vernacular Languages Exam Centers

Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
English and Hindi All Examination Centre Cities
English & Assamese Examination Centre Cities in Assam
English & Bengali Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
English & Gujarati Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadar & Nagar Haveli
English & Kannada Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka
English & Marathi Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
English & Oriya Examination Centre Cities in Odisha
English & Tamil Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu
English & Telugu Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
English & Urdu All Examination Centre Cities


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 Applications have ben started from 8 February 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 2018 will be conducted in 11 Indian regional languages. The languages were Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada, Urdu 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 11 languages and they are Urdu (New Addition) 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018. 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, 2018 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)-2018 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 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: No. As per the amendment in Graduate Medical Education Regulations, Candidates who have passed 10+2 from NIOS or State Open School or as the private candidate shall not be eligible to appear for NEET (UG). Furthermore, the study of Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.

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 with respect to NEET?

Answer: PH1 category students are those candidates who have the 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: CBSE will declare the result based on the qualifying criteria provided by Medical/Dental Council of India wherein All India Rank will be given to the candidates in percentile rank.

NEET 2018 (UG) - Official Brochure

NEET 2018 Contact

The Deputy Secretary,
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Unit,
Website - www.cbseneet.nic.in
Email – neet.cbse@nic.in

Phone No. – 011-22041807, 011 - 22041808,
Fax No.-011-22509251
Toll Free No. - 1800118002, Mobile No. : 9773720177,
9773720178 & 9773720179