NEET PG 2018
NEET PG 2018 – National Boards of Examination (NBE) has declared the All India 50% Quota (AIQ) scorecards of candidates eligible to participate in AIQ counselling of NEET PG 2018. Candidates can check their NEET PG 2018 AIQ rank and scorecard as released by the NBE on February 26, 2018. The merit list of NEET PG 2018 was released roll number wise on February 16, 2018. The NBE had earlier announced the rank card of NEET PG 2018 on February 15, 2018. The merit list of NEET PG AIQ seats has also now been declared separately. Candidates who appeared for NEET PG can now check their position in the merit list as well as the ranks on this page. The merit list or rank card will not be sent separately to any candidates. The result of NEET PG 2018 had been announced on January 23. Candidates have been assigned a unique NEET PG 2018 Rank in descending order on the basis of the scores obtained by them in the result and the application of the NEET PG tie-breaker criteria. Percentile of each candidate has also been declared by NBE and is indicated in the NEET PG Rank Card 2018.
National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducted NEET PG 2018 on January 7, 2018, in online mode. NEET PG is the only entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma courses in India, as per the directives issued by the Supreme Court in 2016. Starting from 2018 onwards, NEET PG is conducted on a single day in single session throughout the country. NEET PG 2018 was conducted as an online exam in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT). The last date to fill NEET PG 2018 application form was on November 27, 2017. Candidates who submitted the application form of NEET PG 2018, were also given time to make the changes to the data provided on Date of Birth, Category and People with Disability status. The last date for making changes in NEET PG application form was November 27, 2017. The counselling of NEET PG 2018 will begin in the month of March 2018 tentatively.
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Earlier, the NBE had informed candidates through an official notification released on February 1 that the NEET PG merit list would be released on February 15, 2018. However, the merit list was not declared and only the rank cards had been made available on the official website which candidates could access with their login credentials, ie. Roll Number, Date of Birth as well as Captcha. As per the notification released by the NBE on February 15, “The merit position for All India 50% quota seats shall be declared separately”. The NEET PG Merit List was then released by the NBE on February 16 and the NEET PG AIQ 50% Seats Merit List and Score Cards have now been declared on February 26, 2018.
To see the NBE notification on 50% AIQ seats released on February 26, 2018, check the window below:
As per the February 26 notification released by the NBE on AIQ 50% seats:
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana candidates will be eligible to participate in counselling for the 2018 All India 50% quota MD, MS and Post Graduate Diploma courses as both states are participating in the NEET PG AIQ Counselling process from this year onwards.
- Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, except those nominated by the Government of India under Central Pool seats for MBBS, will continue to remain ineligible NEET PG 2018 AIQ counselling.
- The NEET PG 2018 candidates who have obtained scores equal to or more than the cut off scores for their respective categories will be eligible to participate in NEET PG AIQ Counselling. However, those candidates who have entered wrong or apparently incorrect aggregate MBBS marks in percentage and have failed to submit scanned copies of their MBBS or equivalent mark sheets shall be ineligible to participate in the online counseling of All India 50% quota NEET PG seats.
- The NEET PG All India 50% Quota scorecards of candidates eligible for AIQ 50% counselling in NEET PG can be downloaded from their official login accounts. Individual scorecards will not be sent to the candidates.
- Qualification to participate in online counseling for All India 50% quota MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma Courses does not mean that the candidates are guaranteed admission to these seats, rather that they are eligible for the counselling process.
According to the NBE, the scorecard of NEET PG 50% All India Quota seats contains the following details:
- All India 50% quota rank: This rank indicates the overall merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats after applying tie-breaker.
- All India 50% quota category rank: This rank indiciates the overal merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats in their respective categories.
NEET PG has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) and has become the single window entrance examination for PG courses offered by all government, private and deemed medical colleges across India, thereby removing hassles of applying for different examinations. However, admissions to certain institutions will be outside the purview of NEET PG. Candidates can check the list of the same and other NEET PG facts on this page.
NEET PG Facts
Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduation
Commonly Known As: NEET PG
Exam Category: Post Graduate
Exam Level: National
Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET PG 2018 Session
- AIIMS, New Delhi
- PGIMER, Chandigarh
- JIPMER, Puducherry
- SGPGIMS, Lucknow
- NIMHANS, Bengaluru
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
NEET PG 2018 Overview
|Purpose of NEET PG 2018||Qualifying examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses|
|Periodicity||Once a year|
|Sessions||Single day and single-session examination|
|Pattern of Exam||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with 4 answer options|
|Number of Questions||300|
|Exam Duration||3 hours and 30 minutes|
|Negative Marking||Yes (-1 for every incorrect response)|
|Syllabus||On the basis of subjects/knowledge areas determined by the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India|
|Mode of Conduct||Online Mode/CBT (Computer Based Test)|
|Qualifying Criteria||General Candidates – 50 percentile
SC/ST/OBC Candidates – 40 percentile
PWD (PH) Candidates – 45 percentile
|Application Fees||For General/OBC Candidates – Rs. 3750
For ST/SC/PwD/PH Candidates – Rs. 2750
The important dates of NEET PG 2018 will help candidates to know the schedule of NEET PG admission. The NEET PG Important Dates were determined by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates can check the examination schedule of NEET PG 2018 below.
NEET PG 2018 Exam Dates
|Availability of Information Brochure of NEET PG 2018||October 30, 2017|
|NEET PG 2018 Application Form released||October 31, 2017|
|NEET PG 2018 Application Form last date||November 27, 2017|
|NEET PG 2018 Admit Card||December 31, 2017|
|NEET PG 2018 Exam||January 7, 2018|
|NEET PG 2018 Result||January 23, 2018|
|NEET PG 2018 Rank Card||February 15, 2018|
|NEET PG 2018 Merit List||February 16, 2018|
|NEET PG 2018 AIQ 50% Merit List||February 26, 2018|
|NEET PG 2018 Counselling||March 2018|
The merit list for NEET PG AIQ 50% seats has been released by the NBE on February 26, 2018 along with the scorecards. The NEET PG Merit List for AIQ seats has been declared separately from the rank card. Earlier, the overall merit list and rank card of NEET PG 2018 was supposed to be released on February 15, 2018. However the NBE only released the NEET PG Rank Card which candidates could access through their official accounts. The NEET PG 2018 Merit List was finally released on February 16. Candidates can check their score out of 1200 as well as their All India NEET PG 2018 rank. The merit list of NEET PG 2018 has been declared roll number wise. Candidates who did not submit their correct MBBS marksheets have had their rank witheld in the NEET PG 2018 merit list. The NEET PG 2018 rank card lets each candidate know their rank in the exam as well as the number of correct and incorrect responses marked by them. Candidates can also check their Percentile score. The merit list of NEET PG merit list is based on the candidate’s score in the NEET PG 2018 exam. The NBE has provided an online window to check the NEET PG 2018 rank card and has issued the merit list in the form of a PDF document. Candidates need to login through their NEET PG 2018 Roll Number and Date of Birth, in order to check the rank card of NEET PG 2018. NBE has now also released the All India 50% quota ranks and the All India 50% quota category ranks. NEET PG State Quota merit lists, along with those for private medical colleges, Deemed Universities and AFMS will be released by the respective state or institution authorities.
Scope of NEET PG 2018
NEET PG 2018 is valid for the following seats:
- All India 50% Quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses in all states except Jammu & Kashmir (as it does not participate in All India Quota pool).
- State quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all states and Union territories of India including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
- MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all private and deemed medical universities/institutes across the country.
- MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
- DNB Broad Speciality courses.
While admissions to 50% seats in Government Medical Colleges will be filled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), the remaining 50% seats will be filled by a state government authority on the basis of NEET PG scores. In private and deemed medical colleges, 50% of the total seats will be filled by the state government authority while the remaining 50% seats will be filled by the medical college itself, again on the basis of NEET PG scores. Candidates can check below the percentage of seats allocated to Government and Private medical colleges.
Seat allocation in Government and Private Medical Colleges
|Government Medical Colleges||50% All India Quota seats and 50% State Quota seats|
|Private Medical Colleges||50% State Quota seats and 50% Institution Quota seats|
The counselling for NEET PG 2018 will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 50% All India Quota seats, while it will be conducted by the State Government or a particular institute’s authorities for the state quota and Private/Deemed medical college seats respectively.
The result of NEET PG 2018 has been declared by the NBE on January 23, 2018. The NEET PG 50% All India Quota scorecards have been released on February 26, 2018. The NEET PG 2018 result will tell the qualifying status, ie. whether or not a candidate is eligible for admissions to the various MD/MS/MDS articles on offer. Candidates can check their result of NEET PG 2018 and the AIQ scorecard from the link mentioned on NEET PG result page. Only those candidates who score qualifying marks as per their category will be eligible for further admission process. The NEET PG 2018 scorecard displays the candidate’s marks and has been released in online mode only.
NEET PG 2018 cutoff score has been released by NBE. The NEET PG 2018 cut off score is the minimum marks a candidate will have to secure to qualify the entrance test. The cutoff score of NEET PG 2018 depends on various factors including availability of seats, the number of applicants applied and the difficulty level of the exam among others. Those candidates who do not qualify the NEET PG Cut Off will not be placed on the merit list of NEET PG 2018 released on February 16, 2018.
The candidates belonging to the general category will have to secure a minimum of 50th percentile to qualify NEET PG 2018, while SC/ST/OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates will have to secure 40th percentile and 45th percentile respectively. As per NEET PG 2018 result, candidates belonging to the general category are required to score minimum score of 321 and SC/ST/OBC category candidates are required to score at least 281 marks to qualify for further admission process. The cutoff of NEET PG 2018 is given in the table below.
NEET PG 2018 Cutoff
|Candidate’s Category||Cut Off||Cutoff Marks (Out of 1200)|
|Persons with Disability (PwD)||45 Percentile||300|
NEET PG 2018 admit card was released by NBE on December 31, 2017 in online mode. Candidates who successfully registered for NEET PG 2018 could download NEET PG 2018 admit card from the link given on NEET PG admit card webpage and also through their registered email ids. NEET PG admit card consisted of candidate’s name, examination date and timings, examination centre address, instructions to be followed and date of birth etc. After downloading, candidates were required to paste their latest passport size picture on the admit card of NEET PG 2018.
NEET PG Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of NEET PG 2018 comprised of subjects studied by MBBS and BDS students in under graduation. The exam will include all subjects taught during theses courses including preclinical, para-clinical and clinical. Approximate weightage will be given to each subject. The weightage of each subject of the syllabus of NEET PG 2018 can be seen from the NEET PG Exam Pattern section below.
NBE changed the marking scheme of NEET PG in 2018. NEET PG 2018 comprised of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) which candidates had to attempt in the form of a Computer Based Test (CBT). The main highlights of the exam pattern of NEET PG 2018 were as follows –
- NEET PG 2018 consisted of a total of 300 multiple choice questions.
- Each question had 4 options and candidates were required to choose the single correct response.
- NEET PG has negative marking.
- Candidates will get four marks for every correct answer and one marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.
- No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.
- The duration of the test was of 195 minutes. The first 15 minutes were to be used for the test tutorials, which provided candidates with an opportunity to try the various software features available for the exam, including how to navigate between questions, review them, select, de-select, change and mark responses with 15 minutes for the test tutorials and 180 minutes were given for answering the questions.
Subject-wise weightage of Questions for NEET PG 2018
|Subjects||Number of Questions|
|Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology||37|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||25|
|Radiodiagnosis & Radiotherapy||12 (6 + 6)|
|Social and Preventive Medicine||25|
|Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics & Anaesthesia||46|
Candidates who appeared for NEET PG 2018 had to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as declared by the NBE, which are as follows:
- Candidate must possess a recognized MBBS degree or pass certificate.
- Candidates must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.
- Candidates who completed their MBBS in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir will not be eligible for All India 50% Quota seats unless they had done their MBBS as Government of India nominees for Central Pool seats.
- Candidates who do not complete their internship by March end 2018 will not be allowed to appear for NEET PG 2018.
- Candidates found violating the eligibility criteria at any stage of the admissions process will have their results cancelled and removed from the NEET PG process.
- Candidates (unless with domicile in J&K, Assam or Meghalaya) are required to enter their aadhaar card details at the time of online registration of NEET PG 2018.
The last date to register for NEET PG 2018 and fill the online application form of NEET PG 2018 was November 27, 2017. Candidates had to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before submitting the NEET PG 2018 Application Form. As per the recent official notification, candidates (unless with domicile in J&K, Assam and Meghalaya) were also required to possess an Aadhar card to register for NEET PG 2018. Those who didn’t possess an aadhar card they were advised to get it made from Aadhar Enrollment Centre. Candidates who submitted their application form of NEET PG 2018, could make changes in the information on Date of Birth, Category and Persons with Disability status until November 27, 2018. No correction fee was applicable for modifying or making changes in the NEET PG application form.
Fees for the application form of NEET PG 2018 was to be paid in online mode either via Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking options. The category-wise NEET PG Application Form 2018 fees is shown in the table below.
NEET PG Application Fee
|General/OBC candidates||Rs. 3750|
- NEET UG
NEET 2018 – CBSE is conducting NEET 2018. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 6. NEET 2018 application form is is now over. Now, candidates who have submitted form can edit mistakes in form from March 15 to March 17. After that, admit card of NEET 2018 will release in the second week of April,. CBSE National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) 2018 is the single medical entrance exam for students all over India who wish to get admission to MBBS, BDS programs in any college except AIIMS and JIPMER. Get here complete details of NEET 2018 including exam date, application form, admit card, result, cut off, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation, question papers.
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
|Application form submission in online mode started on||08 Feb 2018|
|Application form submission in online mode ends on|
|Candidates can pay fee until|
|Availability of application form correction from|
|Last date for application form correction|
|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|
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
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. To read news:- Delhi High Court’s Decision on NEET
NEET 2018 application form correction will start on March 15. The form correction will only be available for those who submit form by last date. The facility to edit mistakes in form will be available for five days. Candidates must correct mistakes in given time. If you have made any mistake in application form, go to:- NEET 2018 Form Correction
NEET 2018 admit card will be issued in the second week of April.Applicants can download the hall ticket from official website. You will be informed of roll number and assigned exam centre through admit card. To download go to:- NEET 2018 Admit Card
NEET 2018 Candidate Login
Those who apply can login at cbseneet.nic.in. 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 have forgotten 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 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|
NEET 2018 Official Website
The official website of NEET 2018 is cbseneet.nic.in. Apart from that, some updates also reflect at cbse.nic.in.
Notification, syllabus, application form, admit card all will / are available at cbseneet.nic.in. However at the time of result, it will come at cbseresults.nic.in.
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.
NEET 2018 Admit card
The CBSE will issue Admit Cards of NEET (UG) 2018 on the Board’s website at cbseneet.nic.in. 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.
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.
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 http://www.cbseneet.nic.in 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.
CBSE NEET Cut Off
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 cbseneet.nic.in. 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.
- Fill the online application form. Then note down registration number.
- Upload photograph as well as signature.
- Pay application fee in any one mode.
- Now you can print confirmation page and fee payment proof.
It is confirmed that the application fee for NEET 2018 will be as follows.
|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 conducted 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 was held in 103 cities. This year the exam will be held 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.
The qualifying exams, students of which are eligible for NEET 2018 are mentioned under section 4 – qualifications and qualifying examination codes in NEET 2018 information brochure.
- 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).
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 unfilled/un-submitted.
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. It is advised that desired information may be kept ready to save the time.
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 i.e. mother name has been mentioned in father’s name and father’s name is mentioned in place of mother’s 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. Any Govt. Identity Proof will be accepted.
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 have been made 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.