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NEET 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

NEET 2018 Exam Date has been released now. NEET 2018 Application Form is expected to be released this week. It is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country. NEET exam is a gateway for admissions into medical & dental UG courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of the country. From the year 2016 onwards, AIPMT exam has been replaced by NEET examination. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDScourses. Last year, total 11,38,890 candidates seat in the examination. Through this article, students can get details about NEET 2018 exam including application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.


As per the CBSE, NEET 2018 question paper will be remain same in all languages to ensure the equality of difficulty level for all candidates. 

As per the officials, NEET 2018 examination will be held on 6th May 2018 (Sunday)


As per the official site, the Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018. .


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NEET 2018 Important Dates has been released now. Check Below:


Schedule For Admission

Central Counselling

State Counselling

All India Quota

Deemed + CI

Conduct of Exam

By 6th May 2018

Declaration of Result

By 1st Week of June

1st round of Counselling

12th June – 24th June

12th June – 24th June

25th June – 5th July

Last date of Joining

3rd July

3rd July

12th July

2nd round of Counselling

6th July – 12th July

6th July – 12th July

15th July – 26th July

Last date of Joining

22nd July

22nd July

3rd August

Mop-up round

12th August – 22nd August

4th August – 8th August

Last date of Joining

26th August

12th August

Forwarding of list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority.

27th August

13th August

Last date of Joining

31st August

18th August


NEET 2018 Exam Dates

Students can check here the exam dates of NEET 2018 entrance exam:



Dates (Announced)

Application form release

8th February 2018

Last date for filling the application

March 2018

Last date to submit the application fee

March 2018

Release of admit card

1st week of April 2018

Exam date

6th May 2018

Result announcement

1st week of June 2018

1st Round Counselling starts

12th June to 24th June 2018

NEET 2018 New Changes Introduced:

·         On the proposal of Union Health Ministry, MCI approved to finish attempts limit from 2018. Now, candidates from  general category may attempt the NEET exam 9 times. Whereas, candidates belong to SC/ST/OBC category, they can attempt the exam 14 times.

·          As per the latest news, the supreme court has passed the order that, the exam will be bilingual.

·         There will be one set for question paper in all languages.

NEET Application Form 2018

The detailed application procedure is mentioned below:

·         Students can avail the NEET 2018 Application Form via online mode only.

·         Visit the official website of NEET.

·         Fill all the necessary details like personal, contact, domicile, qualification, etc.

·         Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and index finger impression in the prescribed format.

·         Make the fee payment using online and offline mode.

·         After the fee payment, take the printout of the confirmation page of the application form and keep it safe for further use.

Application Fee:

·         Candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs. 1400/- (for UR & OBC) and Rs. 750/- (for SC/ST & PH).

·         The fee payment can be made via online mode (debit or credit card).

·         Payment can also be done through the e-challan of Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank.


Eligibility Criteria

Students should check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam is given below:


·         Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian citizen. OCIs/NRIs/PIOs/FNs candidates are also eligible to apply.

·         J&K/AP/Telangana: Such candidates are eligible for All India 15% quota only (also eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune) on the basis of self-declaration.

·         Aadhaar Card Requirement: Indian National candidates must have an Aadhaar Number to apply for NEET exam.

Age Limit:

·         Minimum Age: The minimum age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

·         Maximum Age: The maximum age limit is 25 years (for General candidates) and 30 years (for OBC/SC/ST categories) on the date of exam.


·         Examination: Candidates should have qualified 12th or equivalent exam.

·         Subjects: Subjects Should be Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.

·         10+2 appearing students are also eligible to apply.

·         Marks Required: In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general, 45% marks for general-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC.


NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:

·         No. of Question: Total 180 questions will be asked in the exam.

·         Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based mode).

·         Type of Question: There will be objective type questions (four options with one correct answer).

·         Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.

·         Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.

·         Language: Question paper will be asked in 8 languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu languages.

·         Marking Scheme: Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).

·         Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).



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NEET Syllabus

The syllabus will be based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus will have topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects.

It will be prescribed after the review of various state syllabus as well as CBSE, NCERT & COBSE. The syllabus will be based on the 11th & 12th class standard.

Note: As per the official site, the Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018.


NEET Preparation Tips

·         Firstly, gather all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.

·         Make a proper time-table for your preparations.

·         Consider the good preparation books and study materials.

·         Practice mock test & previous year question papers.

·         Stay stress free & healthy while preparing for exams.

·         Don’t try to include new topics at the end of preparations.


NEET Admit Card 2018

Successfully registered candidates will be able to download the NEET Admit Card. The admit card will be released in the 1st week of April 2018. The authority shall not provide the admit card by post.

The NEET hall ticket will contain details like Candidate Name, Father Name, Category, Photograph, Roll Number, Exam Date & Timing, Exam centre, etc. Candidates are advised to preserve the admit card till the admission process gets over.


NEET Answer Key

The answer key will be released within a week of examination. NEET Answer Key will be published via online mode through the website. Candidates may have an opportunity for online challenge against the answer key.

Candidates have to pay Rs. 1000/- per answer challenged. The payment will be refunded in case of challenge is accepted by the Board.

NEET Result

The authority shall release the NEET Result via online mode through the website. Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and other required details in the website. Students are advised to keep extra printouts of the result for further use.

A merit list will be prepared for admission as per the guidelines from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI.

NEET Cut-Off

Cut-off is the minimum marks candidates are needed to qualify the examination. It will be based on number of students appeared in the exam, difficulty level and availability of seats.

It will be released in the month of June 2018. The minimum qualifying marks should be 50% for general, 45% for general-PH and 40% marks for reserved categories.

NEET Counselling 2018

Students will be able to participate in the counselling process according to their rank. Counselling for 15% All India Quota will be organized by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode.

Counselling for other than 15% All India Quota will be managed by the respective authorities. The first round will be organized from 12th to 24th June 2018.

During the counselling process, candidates have to pay the counselling fee and choose their preference for colleges. Seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of filled choices, rank and availability of seats in colleges.

After seat allotment, candidates will be needed to appear at the allotted college to complete admission formalities.


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