NEET Exam 2018: Exam Date, Admit Card, Schedule, Syllabus, 1 Month Prep

NEET Neet 2018

NEET Exam 2018 will be held on May 6, 2018, from 10 am to 1 pm. CBSE is conducting NEET UG 2018 in 150 cities. Now that registration and form correction are over and eleven lakh have applied, NEET 2018 admit card will be released in second week of April. Students can download admit card of NEET UG 2018 from and bring it alongwith other documents on exam day. NEET 2018 question paper will be in eleven languages, however, questions in all papers will be same and from official syllabus of NEET 2018. After exam, CBSE will release NEET 2018 answer key. Then, on June 5, result will be announced. Candidates who qualify by obtaining cut off marks can participate in counselling for MBBS/BDS admission. Get here complete details and latest news of NEET 2018 including exam date, admit card, syllabus, pattern, preparation, important chapters, result, cut off.

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 is a national level medical entrance exam being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. All MC/DCI approved medical and dental colleges in India except AIIMS and JIPMER have to accept NEET 2018 rank only for admission. Candidates may please note that there are some changes in the exam this year. So please read this page carefully and also read information brochure before applying.

Important dates of NEET 2018

NEET 2018 Dates
Exam Dates
Application form submission in online mode started on 08 Feb 2018
Application form submission in online mode ends on 09 Mar 2018 12 Mar 2018 (05:30 PM)
Candidates can pay fee until 10 Mar 2018 13 Mar 2018 (11:50 PM)
Availability of application form correction from 12 Mar 2018 15 Mar 2018
Last date for application form correction 16 Mar 2018 17 Mar 2018
Admit Card issue date April 2018 (second week)
Date of exam (announced) 06 May 2018
Display of answer key After exam
Result declaration date By 05 Jun 2018
Counselling Dates (subject to change)
First round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI 12 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018
Last date of joining after first round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI 03 Jul 2018
First round of state counselling 25 Jun 2018 – 05 Jul 2018
Last date of joining after first round of state counselling 12 Jul 2018
Second round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI 06 Jul 2018 – 12 Jul 2018
Last date of joining after second round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI 22 Jul 2018
Second round of state counselling 15 Jul 2018 – 26 Jul 2018
Last date of joining after second round of state counselling 03 Aug 2018
Mop up round of counselling for state 04 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018
Last date of joining after mop up round in state 12 Aug 2018
Forwarding list of students in orer of merit, equalling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority for state 13 Aug 2018
Mop up round of counselling for Deemed, CI 12 Aug 2018 – 22 Aug 2018
Last date of joining after mop up round in deemed, CI 26 Aug 2018
Forwarding list of students in orer of merit, equalling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority for deemed, CI 27 Aug 2018
Last date of joining in state 18 Aug 2018
Last date of joining in deemed, CI 31 Aug 2018

NEET 2018 Admit card

The CBSE will issue Admit Cards of NEET (UG) 2018 on the Board’s website at It will most likely have an empty space for the purpose of pasting a Postcard size photograph. You should be able to download the hall ticket by 1st week of April 2018. CBSE does not send any individual intimation or send the admit card by post. However, you may receive an email about Admit Card on the registered email id. Candidates must check their Roll number, name, father’s name, category, sub-category, photograph, signature, date of birth, language of question paper with name and address of examination centre . Inform the board in case of a discrepancy.

Dress Code

NEET 2018 applicants are informed that exam conducting body sticks to the dress code very seriously. Therefore this time as well take special note of the dress code.

Exam Schedule

Entry In Exam Hall 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Invigilators Will Check NEET 2018 Admit Card 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Test Booklet Distribution 9:45 AM
Candidates To Break NEET 2018 Question Paper Seal 9:55 AM
Last Entry In Exam Hall 9:30 AM
Start Of NEET 2018 10 AM
End Of Test 1 PM

Things you need to bring on day of exam: NEET 2018 admit card, passport size photograph.

Rough work: You will do rough work in NEET 2018 test booklet only.

Pen: You will get pen at test centre.

How to prepare for NEET 2018 in one month?

Are you nervous? It’s ok. Its normal to be a little nervous right now. But remember that battles are not won with a shaking hand.

It is the beginning of your journey. Today you are facing a pen and paper exam. Tomorrow, you will be in even more nerve wracking situations. After all, becoming a doctor is not cakewalk.

So if you are nervous, stand in front of the mirror and tell yourself that you are brave and you can crack NEET 2018.

In the last one month before NEET 2018, your complete focus should be on the following things.

  • Revising all that you have learnt.
  • Brushing up the facts and figures, all that requires memorizing.
  • Building up speed.
  • Being super familiar with the exam pattern
  • Staying motivated.

When it comes to revision, referring self made notes are most recommended. If you don’t have any notes, then go through most important points of every chapter. Same applies to facts and figures.

There is only one way to build speed and that is practice. Solve many questions. One way to do this is to solve past year papers. In this last one month you can solve one past year paper of NEET, JIPMER, AIIMS every day.

This will also take care of the other point that is becoming familiar with pattern.

As far as motivation is concerned, I know you are a champ and you can do it. Now that I know you are a champ, I am pretty sure you can just repeat that in your head, and get motivated. If not, then there is another way. Remind yourself of what made you want to give NEET 2018 in the first place; remember the CORE MOTIVATION.

Best of luck. You can surely crack NEET 2018.

NEET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET 2018 is same as last year’s. There are no changes in the syllabus. It comprises of physics, chemistry, biology. Topics and level of units in PCB is same as that taught in classes 11th and 12th in standard boards in India. Nevertheless, to avoid confusion since each board has different syllabi, the official syllabus of NEET 2018 is available.

You can view / download the syllabus here:

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

(i) No. of Question: Total 180 questions

(ii) Exam Mode: offline mode (pen and paper based mode).

(iii) Type of Question: Objective type questions

(iv) Subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany)

(v) Exam Duration: 3 hours.

(vi) Language: framing of question paper shall be in the following languages including- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

(vii) Marking Scheme: +4 marks for correct answer

(vii) Negative Marking: -1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer

Subject No. of Question Marks per question Marks
Chemistry 45 4 180
Physics 45 4 180
Zoology 45 4 180
Botany 45 4 180
Total 180 4 720

Dress code for CBSE NEET UG 2018

It is important to know the dress code before going for exam. Some of you may also be travelling to different cities for the exam, so you should know what the dress code is beforehand to pack those clothes only.

In the brochure only CBSE has announced exact dress code for the exam. And going by past year trends, they are quite strictly followed. The reason behind CBSE imposing rules on what to wear and what not to wear for the exam is to avoid cheating cases. Earlier many students used to hide cheating material in their dresses.

Things that you can wear: Slippers and sandals with low heels for footwear; no shoes. Trousers or salwar for lower-body wear. In upper body you can wear half sleeve light clothes without big brooch or badge or button or flower.

Things that you cannot wear: Shoes, sunglasses, full sleeves clothes, watches, bracelets, any sort of jewelry, saree, cap.

Books recommended for NEET 2018

Solved papers 12 Years’ Solved Papers CBSE AIPMT & NEET
Chemistry Chapterwise 30 Years’ Chapterwise Solutions CBSE AIPMT & NEET – Chemistry
Physics Chapterwise 30 Years’ Chapterwise Solutions CBSE AIPMT & NEET – Physics
Biology Chapterwise 30 Years’ Chapterwise Solutions CBSE AIPMT & NEET – Biology
Mocks Super 10 Mock Tests for NEET 2018
Biology in less time 40 Days Biology for NEET
Chemistry in less time 40 Days Chemistry for NEET
Physics in less time 40 Days Physics for NEET
Solved papers and mocks Target NEET 2018 (2012-17 Solved Papers + 10 Mock Papers)
Objective Biology Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET

why should you appear in neet?

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) – 2018. All medical aspirants must appear in NEET as it is the only medical entrance exam in India apart from AIIMS and JIPMER. The role of CBSE is upto conduct of exam and declaration of result. After that, counselling authorities will conduct counselling. All medical and dental colleges in India, that have recognition from MCI/DCI must accept NEET scores only for admission, they cannot hold separate exams.

Latest News of NEET 2018

Final hearing on eligibility criteria of open school candidates will be in April.

Last date to apply for NEET 2018 extended

Delhi High Court has said that these candidates – above age limit of NEET 2018, studied from open schools, studied biology/biotechnology as additional subject – are now also tentatively eligible to apply. Final hearing will be in the month of April.

NEET 2018 Candidate Login

Those who apply can login at The candidate login of NEET 2018 will be the single login page where registered users can sign in to see their forms. It may also serve as the login for admit card can download, however usually CBSE launches separate link for that.

How to login?

You can login with registration number and password. Simply go to the login page and enter these two details and click on login link.

Forgot password, what to do?

Candidate login page has a link for “forgot password”. Click on that if you forget password. Then you will reach the page to retrieve password through three means. You can either opt to get it through OTP or through security question or third option is if you have forgotten mobile number and email ID.

  • If you opt for OTP mode then you enter your registration number, name, DOB.
  • In the event of choosing security question, you enter registration number, name, DOB, security question, answer.
  • If you forgot email ID and number, then you enter registration number, name, DOB, father’s name, mother’s name.

NEET 2018 Official Website

The official website of NEET 2018 is Apart from that, some updates also reflect at

Notification, syllabus, application form, admit card all will / are available at However at the time of result, it will come at

NEET Answer Key 2018

After the entrance test, CSBE board shall publish challengeable answer key in codes of A, B, C and D. You will be able to see the images of OMR responses that you had marked in the paper. Candidates noticing error can challenge the answer key with authentic support. You will also get an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading as well as answer key. Fee amount for challenging is Rs.1000/- per response. Refund of amount is subject to board accepting challenge.

NEET UG 2018 Result

The Central Board of Secondary Education evaluates the Answer Sheets. Candidates are awarded marks out of 720. Result is hosted on website which will be out in 1st week of June 2018.

Exact date of result declaration will be available later on website. The CBSE will also prepare the merit list/ wait list as directed by DGHS, MCI and DCI. the result will be out in pdf form carrying the names of the candidates who have qualified. There shall be no category wise result sheet.


As the marks are evaluated by OMR reader machine with extreme care, No rechecking is accepted. Your request for revaluation will be rejected.


Candidates must score marks in NEET 2018 equal to or more than cut off, in order to qualify. Only then they are eligible for MBBS/BDS admission. As per MCI / DCI guidelines, candidate must obtain marks equivalent to 50th percentile (or 40th percentile for SC/ST.OBC, and 45th percentile for UR-PH) in NEET 2018 to be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS in that academic session.

Category Cut off percentile Cut off marks 2018 Cut off marks 2017
Others 50th percentile Will be published with NEET 2018 result 131
SC, ST, OBC 40th percentile Will be published with NEET 2018 result 107
UR-PH 45th percentile Will be published with NEET 2018 result 118

NEET 2018 Application Form

Candidates can fill NEET 2018 application form at One must retain at least three printouts of confirmation page, proof of fee payment, 5 copies of passport size photograph (same as the one scanned), 2 post card size photos (same as in form) after submitting form.

How to apply?

You can apply / register for NEET 2018 by going through following steps.

  1. Fill the online application form. Then note down registration number.
  2. Upload photograph as well as signature.
  3. Pay application fee in any one mode.
  4. Now you can print confirmation page and fee payment proof.

Application fees

It is confirmed that the application fee for NEET 2018 will be as follows.

Category Fee
General, OBC Rs 1400
SC, ST, PH Rs 750

Photograph, signature specifications

In the second step of application form, you will upload scanned copies of passport size photo and signature. Their specifications are as follows.

Photograph should be recent, passport size, with white background. It should have your (candidate’s) name and date of taking photograph. Scan the photograph in high quality and save it as jpeg file. Size of the scanned file should be between 10 kb and 100 kb.

Signature should also be in jpeg format. Its size should be between 3 kb and 20 kb.

What’s new in NEET 2018

Age limit has been re-introduced. Now upper age limit is 25 years for general candidates, and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates. General candidate born between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002, and SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates born between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002 are eligible. But now Delhi High Court has given interim relief to upper age limit. Final hearing is in April. Candidates can fill form even if they are older, but their final eligibility will be decided upon outcome of final hearing results.

No attempts limit. Until last year there was an attempts limit of 3 in NEET. Now the same has been removed. So now candidates do not have to worry how many times they are appearing in NEET.

Open school candidates and private candidates are not eligible. As per the amendment in Graduate Medical Education Regulations, Candidates who have passed 10+2 from NIOS or State Open School 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 be permissible. But now Delhi High Court has given interim relief to open school candidates and private candidates. Final hearing is in April. Candidates can fill form even if they are from open school or private candidates, but their final eligibility will be decided upon outcome of final hearing results.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined NEET system. Their 15% all India quota seats are now added for admission through NEET. Therefore candidates belonging to AP and TS are also eligible for 15% AIQ seats now.

Ayush admissions will also be through NEET 2018. Previously the NEET exam was only for MBBS and BDS admissions. But now, Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy admissions will also be on the basis of NEET exam.

Urdu has been introduced as a new question paper language. Now the languages in which NEET 2018 question paper will be available are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

Reservation for differently abled candidates increased to 5%. This is in tune with the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. Previously, reservation was 3%.

Number of test cities has been increased. Last year the exam took place in 103 cities. This year the exam will be at 150 cities in India.


NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria of NEET 2018 before applying. Check all criteria of eligibility here.

Educational qualification: You should pass physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology, english individually in qualifying exam. Also you should have at least 50% aggregate in PCB. If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category then minimum marks requirement is 40%. If you belong o UR-PH category then it is 45%. For SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH, minimum marks requirement is 40% only.

Section 4 – qualifications and qualifying examination codes in NEET 2018 information brochure mentions the qualifying exams, students of which are eligible for NEET 2018.

Age limit

  • Lower age limit (as on 31 Dec 2018): 17 years.
  • Upper age limit (as on date of exam): 25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC).

NEET 2018

But now Delhi High Court has given interim relief to upper age limit. Final hearing is in April. Candidates can fill form even if they are older, but their final eligibility will be decided upon outcome of final hearing results.

Open school candidates

Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates are, unfortunately, not eligible. Also, study of Biology / Bio-technology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible. But now Delhi High Court has given interim relief to open school candidates and private candidates. Final hearing is in April. Candidates can fill form even if they are from open school or private candidates, but their final eligibility will be decided upon outcome of final hearing results.

Important instruction for candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir

As the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have decided to join and contribute their MBBS/BDS seats for the allotment to the candidates under 15% All India Quota from the academic year 2018-19 onward, the candidates belonging to these States shall also be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.

CBSE NEET UG 2018 Admission Notice

CBSE NEET 2018 Information Bulletin

NEET 2018 Frequently Asked Questions

CBSE has published answers to most frequently asked questions based on the calls, emails and grievances received from the aspiring candidates of NEET (UG), 2018.

Qs 1. I have submitted the fee in NEET 2018 application form but my confirmation page has not been generated.

Ans. The generation of confirmation page is linked with payment of fee. If NIC portal did not receive fee then confirmation page will not be generate. If you have paid the fee and confirmation page has not been generated, you are requested to make the efforts to take the print out of your confirmation page in next 24 hours as there could be delay in updation of fees on NIC server from your gateway payment. Fee payment may reflect within 24 hours maximum. Thereafter if your confirmation page still does not generate, pay the fee once again and take the printout of the confirmation page. You will get refund of excess fee in your account.

Qs 2. I have made the double payment, when will I get refund for my additional fee?

Ans. The fee not updated will be refunded to you by your bank/payment gateway within 7 working days in the same account from where the payment has been made. This is as per the bank’s policy.

Qs 3. I have submitted the form of NEET 2018 and now I wish to make the payment of fee. However, the payment of fee i.e. Step 3 page is not available.

Ans. The payment of fee is step 3. You can reach this through candidate’s login after entering User Id and Password which you generated.

Qs 4. I am making payment of fee for NEET 2018 through net banking, however unable to make the payment.

Ans. If payment of fee through net banking is not successful you may use other modes also for making the payment of fee within due period only. Other modes are Debit/Credit Card and e – wallet etc. In any case, you will not be permitted to make the payment after the last date of submission of fee and your candidature without the fee will not be accepted.

Qs 5. In my Aadhaar Card only the name of my mother is mentioned being the ward of single parent. There is no name of my father in my Aadhaar Card.

Ans. Please mention your father’s name as “XXXX”, if the father’s name column is blank in the Aadhaar Card.

Qs 6. When I am submitting my NEET 2018 application form, after some time, my session is expired before submission of online application form. Thus, application remains incomplete or does not submit.

Ans. The maximum time for submission of application form is 30 minutes. If you are submitting application and taking more than the stipulated time, session will expire. To avoid this situation, you may first submit the one part of application and then save it as draft. In the similar manner you can complete the application form.

Qs 7. How I will get proof of fee payment to CBSE for NEET UG 2018?

Ans. Once Confirmation page generates, it means you paid the fees. Further, in the confirmation page in lower portion the fee details, transaction made and the transaction id are provided. In addition to above no separate receipt of payment of fee is provided.

Qs 8. While submitting the application, I have committed mistake by filling my category as UR in place of SC.

Ans. There were clear instructions to submit the details correctly and carefully. However, applicants will get only one opportunity to make the correction in their data from 15/03/2018 to 17/03/2018. Candidates can make correction only during this period. Neither opportunity will be available to the candidates after this schedule and nor will CBSE accept any request on the same. The submission of correct details is the responsibility of the candidate and result will be on basis of the same data and CBSE will not make any change in any manner.

Qs 9. While filling the NEET 2018 application form I have interchanged the parents name.

Ans. Same as above

Qs 10. I have submitted the wrong qualifying code, how to correct it?

Ans. Same as above

Qs 11. I wish to change my examination city which I have already submitted in application form.

Ans. Same as above

Qs 12. I have uploaded the photograph without name and date of taking photograph. What should I do?

Ans. Once you upload photograph you cannot change anything now. CBSE will accept the photograph without name and date of taking photograph, if otherwise CBSE finds it correct.

Qs 13. I am a citizen of Nepal, neither I am having Aadhaar number and nor having passport number. How to submit the form?

Ans. You can use any Govt. Identity Proof.

Qs 14. I am not able to upload the photograph and signature after taking the photograph from mobile.

Ans. In such cases, open photograph in photo shop and save it in jpg format and thereafter upload the same on website.

Qs 15. I have passed class XIIth from the National Institute of Open Schooling/State Open School. Now, I am ineligible for NEET(UG) 2018, kindly accept my candidature.

Ans. CBSE is responsible for holding the examination. Medical Council of India has provided the eligibility criteria which you can read in the Information Bulletin. Many queries are being received on the eligibility criteria from candidates who have passed from open school, private candidates etc. Such candidates are advised to follow the instructions given by MCI. CBSE has no role to play in it. Therefore no reply to any such query on the eligibility condition will be given by the CBSE. To ensure your eligibility, the simple formula is that you kindly verify your eligibility by ensuring that you must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/BioTechnology with English (Core) continuously for 02 years and must have secured 50% marks individually and otherwise.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *