NEET 2018: Counselling, Schedule, Allotment & Admission Process
NEET 2018 Counselling Result (2nd Mop-up round) has been declared for BDS seats. It is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country. NEET exam is the only gateway for into medical & dental UG courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of the country. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDS courses. Through this article, students can get details about NEET 2018 exam including answer key, cut off, result, counselling, etc.
NEET Notifications – Application Starts on 1st November
NEET 2019 Notification has been released now. The registration will be started from 1st November 2018. Check here for NEET 2019 notification & application form details.
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NEET 2018 Counselling Result (2nd Mop-up Round) for BDS programme has been declared. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling (2nd Mop-up Round) for BDS programme has been started from 1st September 2018. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling (Stray Vacany Round) for Deemed Universities (MBBS course) has been started from 28th August 2018 through offline mode. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2019 exam dates have been announced now. From the year 2019, It will be organized by NTA.Check here for NEET 2019.
NEET 2018 Counselling Result (Mop-up Round) for Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC only has been released on 21st August 2018. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Mop Up Round Counselling (Registration & Choice Filling) for Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC only has been started from 16th August 2018. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 2nd Round Counselling Result & Allotment Letter for 15% AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC has been released on 1st August 2018.Check here for counselling result.
As per the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay Nagpur, NEET 2018 Counselling was adjourned. Check here for details.
The Hon’ble High Court of Bombay Nagpur Bench had again kept the NEET 2018 Counselling in abeyance as per the intervene of Hon’ble Supreme Court which had overturned the decision of Madras High Court. Check here for details.
Hon’ble Supreme Court was stayed the Madras HC decision to give grace marks to Tamil candidates. Check here for counselling details.
Madras HC had ordered CBSE board to give total 196 marks for 49 questions to candidates who gave the NEET 2018 examination in Tamil language.Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling Registration & Choice Filling (Round 2) for 15% AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC has been started from 6th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling Seat Allotment Letter (Round 1) has been released on 24th June 2018.Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling Seat Allotment Result (Round 1) for 15% AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC has been declared on 22nd June 2018. Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Counselling Registration for 15% AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC has been started now on 13th June 2018.Check here for counselling details.
NEET 2018 Result has been declared on 4th June 2018.Check here for result details.
NEET 2018 Answer Key, OMR Sheet, Responses & Test Booklet have been released on 25th May 2018. Check here for answer key details.
NEET 2018 Correction Facility in some particulars has been started now.Check here for correction details.
NEET 2018 Answer Keys along with question papers (institutional) are released on 6th May 2018. Check here for answer keys & question paper details.
As per the High Court, Delhi order, open board candidates & candidates having age limit of above 25 years are eligible to sit in the NEET examination. But the NEET result will depend on the court decision.
NEET 2018 dress code and other rules must be followed by the candidates. Check here for Dress Code & Rules.
NEET 2018 Admit Card has been released on 17th April 2018. Check here for admit card details.
Candidates aspiring for seats in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) courses, shall have to appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-2018. Check Notice.
As per the order of Hon. Supreme Court, Aadhaar Card is not mandatory to fill the NEET 2018 (and other national) application form.
As per Clause of Graduate Medical Education Regulation (1997), candidates who have got equivalent qualification are eligible for admission to MBBS course. The clause is “Any other examination which, in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking PCB subjects including practical test in each of the subjects and English.”
NEET 2018 Notice for Open School candidates regarding form submission has been released now.Check here for notice.
NEET 2018 Notice regarding Eligibility Criteria for Open Schools/Private candidates has been released. Click here to check notice.
NEET 2018 Notice regarding mismatch in aadhaar card and class X & XII certificates has been released. Click here to check notice.
NEET 2018 Additional FAQs based on calls, emails, and grievances received have been released. Click here to check FAQs.
NEET Counselling 2018
Students are able to participate in the counselling process according to their rank. Counselling for 15% All India Quota is organized by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode.
NEET Counselling for other than 15% All India Quota is managed by the respective authorities. The first round for 15% AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC was organized from 13th to 18th June 2018.
For Round 2, the counselling was started from 6th July 2018. After completion of Round 2 counselling, the authority will organize Mop Up Round counselling for Deemed, Central Universities & ESIC only from 16th August 2018.
During the counselling process, candidates have to pay the counselling fee and choose their preference for colleges. Seats are allotted to candidates on the basis of filled choices, rank and availability of seats in colleges.
After seat allotment, candidates are needed to appear at the allotted college to complete admission formalities.
NEET 2018 New Changes Introduced
Now adhaar card is not mandatory to fill the NEET application form.
Candidates can fill application by mentioning alternative Identification Number such as Ration Card, Passport, Bank Account No. or other valid Government ID (such as Driving License, Voter ID etc.).
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined 15% All India Quota scheme. Candidates of these states need not to submit Self Declaration form now. Candidates from J&K state only, have to submit self declaration form for seats under 15% All India Quota.
Indian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical Institute, they have qualify NEET (UG) examination.
The attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times.
NIOS or State Open School or private candidate are not eligible for NEET 2018 exam (Final decision Pending).
There is one set for question paper in all languages.
As per officials the exam is bilingual (except language chosen in English).
NEET 2018 Exam Dates
Students can check here the exam dates of NEET 2018 entrance exam:
|Application form release||8th February 2018 (Released)|
|Last date for filling the application||12th March 2018 (5:30 PM) (Extended)|
|Last date to submit the application fee||13th March 2018 (11:50 PM)|
|Correction Window Open||15th to 17th March 2018|
|Release of admit card||17th April 2018 (Released)|
|Exam date||6th May 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)|
|Answer Key, OMR Sheet, Responses & Test Booklet||25th May 2018|
|Result announcement||4th June 2018|
|1st Round Counselling starts||13th June to 18th June 2018|
NEET 2019 is a national level medical entrance test regulated by the by the NTA (National testing Agency). It is organized to offer admission in MBBS, BDS & Ayush courses. Various government as well as private colleges in India consider the NEET scores to offer admission into these courses. The examination was organized in the month of May 2019.
NEET Cut-off is the minimum marks candidates are needed to qualify the examination. It was based on number of students appeared in the exam, difficulty level and availability of seats.
It is releasing 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.
The authority release the NEET Result via online mode through the website. It can be checked on 4th June 2018. 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 has to be prepared for admission as per the guidelines from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI.
NEET Answer Key
The institutional answer key has been released after the examination. Some coaching institution releases tentative answer key after a few hours of the examination. The official answer key has been released on 25th May 2018 along with OMR sheet, responses & test booklet.
Candidates may have an opportunity for online challenge against the answer key. NEET Answer Key is releasing via online mode through the website.
Candidates have to pay Rs. 1000/- per answer challenged. The payment would be refunded in case of challenge is accepted by the Board. Answer key will contain all the correct answers asked in the exam.
FAQs (Most Asked Questions)
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Check Here for NEET 2018 More FAQs (For Application).
NEET Application Form 2018
The detailed application procedure is mentioned below:
- Students can avail the NEET 2018 Application Form via online mode only.
- No offline application was issued by the authority.
- Candidates can fill the application from 8th February to 12th March 2018 (Extended).
- Aadhaar Card is not compulsory to fill the application form.
- Visit the official website of NEET.
- Fill all the necessary details like personal, contact, domicile, qualification, etc.
- Upload the scanned images of photograph & signature in the prescribed format.
- Make the fee payment by using online mode.
- After the fee payment, take the three printout of the confirmation page of the application form and keep it safe for further use.
- The correction period was started from 15th March to 17th March 2018.
- 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/credit card or Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet).
- Candidates can submit online fees upto 13th March 2018 till 11.50 PM.
Check Here – How to Fill NEET 2018 Application Form.
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: 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: Now adhaar card is not mandatory to fill the NEET application form.
- Candidates must born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002 for General category.
- Candidates must born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002 for SC/ST/OBC/PwD category.
Note: Final decision is Pending in court for the upper age limit.
- 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 Admit Card 2018
Successfully registered candidates are able to download the NEET Admit Card. The admit card was released on 17th April 2018. The authority shall not provide the admit card by post.
The NEET hall ticket 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.
Test Centre Change
Some of the candidates after downloading their admit card have made following request:
- Their center may be changed to some other city.
- They have not been allotted their first choice of city & hence the same may be given to appear in the examination.
- They have wrongly submitted their choice of city and now they have got the centre at the city chosen by them wrongly.
- No city out of 03 choices, have been allotted to them and thus their city for examination may be changed.
In all above cases or any other case, it is inform to the candidates that centers are allotted as per the rule. There is no human intervention in allotment of the centers as the same is being done with the help of computer. After allotment of centers, NO CHANGE IN THE CENTER OR CENTER CITY COULD BE DONE IN ANY CASE because all the arrangements for the examination have been made by the CBSE. In no case center/city cannot be changed.
The centers are not allotted on first cum first serve basis. This is for information of the candidates making the request as mentioned above or similar to the same. No individual replies is being sent to the candidates.
NEET 2018 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:
- No. of Question: Total 180 questions are asked in the exam.
- Exam Mode: Exam was conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
- Type of Question: There were objective type questions (four options with one correct answer).
- Subjects: Questions were asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
- Exam Duration: The exam duration was 3 hours.
- Language: Question paper was asked in 11 languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu Marathi and Telugu languages.
- Marking Scheme: Four marks had been given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).
- Negative Marking: One mark had been deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).
|Section||No. of Question||Marks|
The syllabus is based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus have topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects.
It has been prescribed after the review of various state syllabus as well as CBSE, NCERT & COBSE. The syllabus is based on the 11th & 12th class standard.
Note: As per the official site, the Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 is 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.
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