NEET 2018: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Dates

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 will be conducted by CBSE for taking admission for MBBS and BDS Seats in various medical colleges all over the country. Below is given all the details about NEET 2018 like Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Dates, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus.


Name of the Exam NEET
Conducted by CBSE
Conducted for MBBS, BDS
Exam Category Undergraduate

Important Dates

NEET 2018 Application Starts December First Week 2018
Application Submission Last Date (without late fee) December Last Week 2018
Application Submission Last Date (with late fee) January Second Week 2018
Availability of NEET 2018 Admit Card April First Week 2018
NEET 2018 Exam Date May First Week 2018
Release of Answer Key (by Pvt. institutes) On Exam Day
Declaration of NEET 2018 Result June First Week 2018
Starting of NEET 2018 Counselling After Result Announcement

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be Indian
Age Limit
17yrs to 25yrs (30yrs max for Reserved Categories)
Educational Qualification
  • Passed 10+2 with PCMB and any other elective subject with English and with 50% marks in P, C, B together (40% for Reserved Candidates) or
  • Passed B.Sc Examination of an Indian University with not less than 2 of the following subjects – Chemistry, Biology/Botany/Zoology, Physics, and Biotechnology.

Reservation of Seats

Category of the Applicant Percentage of Reservation
Scheduled Tribe Category (ST) 7.5%
Scheduled Caste Category (SC) 15%
OBC Category 27%
Physically Handicapped Category 3%

Application Fee

For General/OBC Rs. 1400/
For SC/ST/PH Rs. 750/-

NEET 2018: Exam Pattern

Exam Mode Offline
Type of Question MCQ
Language English & Hindi both
Negative Marking 1 Mark

Paper Structure

Subject Questions Marks
Botany 45 180
Physics 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2018 Syllabus

  • The syllabus will be based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India).
  • The syllabus will be based on the 11th & 12th class standard.
  • The syllabus will have topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects.


NEET Admit Card 2018

NEET Admit Card 2018 Date
Link NEET Admit Card 2018

NEET Answer Key 2018

NEET Answer Key 2018 Date
Link NEET Answer Key 2018

NEET Result 2018

NEET Result 2018 Date
Link NEET Result 2018

NEET Cutoff 2018

NEET Cutoff 2018 General 50%
NEET Cutoff 2018 General PH 45%
NEET Cutoff 2018 Reserved Category 40%

NEET Counseling 2018

NEET Counseling 2018 Date
Link NEET Counseling 2018

Participating States

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala

Details of Seat Quota

85% State Quota Seats (Govt. Colleges)
Admission will be done using NEET scores and as per the eligibility criteria of the state by the Directorate of Medical Education of the respective states.
Private and Deemed Medical Colleges/Universities
As per the criteria of the state and using NEET scores, admissions will be done by the Directorate of Medical Education of the state.
Armed Forces College, BHU, and AMU
Seats to be filled using NEET scores and counseling will be held by the institute itself.
15% All India Quota Seats
Will be filled at All India Level as per the criteria using NEET Merit List 2018.

NEET 2018 Important Books

Books for Physics
  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • D C Pandey Objective Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Books for Chemistry
  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Dinesh Chemistry
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
Books for Biology
  • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
  • Trueman’s Biology Vol 1 and 2
  • Pradeep Publication’s Biology
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • GRB Bathla’s Publication’s for Biology

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