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National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2018
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                                        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 From the year 2016 onwards, AIPMT exam has been replaced by NEET examination.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/BDS courses. Last year, total 11,38,890 candidates seat in the examination.
Important Dates
Events Dates
Application form submission in online mode begins N/A
Application form submission in online mode ends N/A
Final dates for submitting the application fee N/A
Admit Card issue date N/A
Date of exam May 6, 2018
Result declaration date N/A
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 July 3, 2018
First round of state counselling 25 Jun 2018 – 05 Jul 2018
Last date of joining after first round of state counselling July 12, 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 July 22, 2018
Second round of state counselling 15 Jul 2018 – 26 Jul 2018
Last date of joining after second round of state counselling August 3, 2018
Mop up round of counselling for state 04 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018
Last date of joining after mop up round in state August 12, 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 August 13, 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 August 26, 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 August 27, 2018
Last date of joining in state August 18, 2018
Last date of joining in deemed, CI August 31, 2018
Eligibility Criteria
                                 Students should check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam is given below:
Nationality:

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.

Qualification:

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 Application Form 2018
• 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.
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).
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 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.