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

NEET 2018NEET 2018 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 From the year 2016 onwards, AIPMT exam has been replaced by NEET examination.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/BDS courses. Through this article, students can get details about NEET 2018 exam including application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

NEET 2018 Exam Dates

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

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application form releaseLast week of December 2017
Last date for filling the application4th week of January 2018
Last date to submit the application feeLast week of January 2018
Release of admit card1st week of April 2018
Exam date1st week of May 2018
Result announcement1st week of June 2018
Counselling startsAfter result declaration

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 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. OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) 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 and OBC candidates) and 30 years (for other categories).


  • 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 online 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.

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.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: You can apply through online mode only.
Answer: The application will be released in the last week of December 2017.
Answer: Yes, they can also apply.
Answer: The minimum age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
Answer: It will be conducted in one phase only.
Answer: You have to score minimum 50% marks for general, 45% marks for general-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC in PCB subject group.
Answer: Yes, NIOS candidates can also apply.
Answer: The exam will be organized through pen and paper based mode.
Answer: NEET syllabus will comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. You can check the syllabus from the Syllabus section given above.

Answer: Yes, appearing students are also eligible to apply.

Still any question, leave your comment.

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 2017. 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.

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.

If you have any other queries about NEET 2018, you may leave your queries below.

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  1. ayush saxena says:

    I am ayush saxena of class 11 sci,with bio .I want to know that if i am reading in 12 class and my board exam is near .If the neet application form released then i fill the form.

    I am reading in just 11 class I want to tell u for 2018 application form

  2. BRB says:

    My daughter is studying in +1 at present as an NRI. To appear for 2018 NEET, with Passport Number can she proceed, as she is not in possession of any Aadhar card. Please advise if I should make arrangements for this necessarily. Also, could you suggest any coaching centre in Muscat to pursue. If not available here, any good institution in Chennai area, where I belong to. Thanks.

    • abhishek diyewar says:

      i guess she needs an aadhar card for admission. it the most basic form of general information of an person. and even if she is an NRI she will need aadhar card .

  3. S.RAMESH says:

    My daughter is doing her +1 physics,chemistry,Biology belongs to tamilnadu, coimbatore. Our dream is to get MBBS seat.We would like to know weather the marks scored in the stat board exam taken into account for medical seats or both NEET and state board marks are taken into account? If we get the gene-one answer she can concentrate in NEET exam or both or State board exam? Please let me know as soon as possible.

    with regards

  4. amsmrit borah says:

    my date of birth is 15th oct 2002 am eligible foe neet 2018

  5. amsmrit borah says:

    my date of birth is 15th oct 2002 am i eligible foe neet 2018

  6. shivraj k.swami says:

    My daughter studying in 12th science Bio-group.In maharashtra, How many, minimum marks she want to get admission for MBBS in NEET.

  7. Archana C.S. says:

    Is it compulsory that one should complete 17 years on or before December 31st,2017 to be elligible for NEET 2018.

  8. omi says:

    will St/sc students whose annual income is less then 2.50lakh get a freeship in private colleges

  9. Bhaghat says:

    Sir.. I opted ‘yes’., In self declaration criteria instead of opting ‘No’.. My question is is it available for editing.. So tht i can change it into ‘No’

  10. Sourav Guha says:

    What do you mean by year of admission?

  11. Dhakne Gajanan says:

    How many marks for grouping in state board? PCB group

  12. HRISHBH JOSHI says:

    As now national test agencies conduting exam so ncert for bio or. Not

  13. vamshi says:

    iam belonging to telangana state .our dream is to get mbbs seat and iam inter first year we have state board exams from 1st march .sir in neet exam there is qualifing marks for neet and there is any weightage of state exam(ipe) in neet exam which we are writing exam in 2018 please clarify my doudt

  14. Sejal says:

    Only CBSE syllabus would be included or other state boards are also included

  15. Sejal says:

    It is said that neet will come with 40 percentage board and 60 percentage neet based admission in mbbs

  16. Hrishabh joshi says:

    Neet wil have syllabus ncert for bio in 2018 as national test agency set up

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