NEET exam 2017-2018 | Admission Criteria | Important Dates | Eligibility | Counselling | Cut off Score | Application Form | Guidelines


NEETexam 2018: CBSE organizes NEET exam 2018. It will be conducted in the first week of may 2018 in paper and pen mode. To get admission in MBBS and BDS seats in India, i.e.,  almost 52,305. For this, only one single exam is there, i.e., NEET. All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) as well as all state level the NEET exam now replaces medical entrance tests. Also to get admission in any of government college / own or deemed college it will be by the NEET exam marks only. This is all as per the directive principle of supreme courts directive 2016.

Where will NEET 2018 scores be accepted?   

-There is 15% of quota seats in India for government medical and dental colleges in all states and UTs of India.
-There is 85% of quota for MBBS and BDS admissions in all states and UTs of India.
– There are seats for MBBS and BDS in all private and deemed medical colleges across the country including minority institutions such as CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana.

NEET 2017 is organized by the  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Through online counseling, the 15% of all quota seats will be filled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Similarly, the 85% of quota posts in all India will be occupied by the Directorate of Medical Education for their respective states. Based on the merit list from 2017 the Directorate of Medical Education will conduct counseling for MBBS and BDS seats in private and deemed medical universities.

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NEET 2018 Admission Criteria:

All India Quota 15% seats:

Distribution of NEET MBBS/BDS SeatsAdmission through NEET 2018. To be filled at, 15% seats, Level as per applicable regulations, using NEET merit listState Quota 85% seats (in Government medical colleges owned and controlled by State Govt)Admission process is to be undertaken and completed by the Directorate of Medical Education of concerned states using NEET scores and as per applicable regulations and their eligibility criteria and reservation policy etc.MBBS and BDS seats in private and deemed medical colleges/universities (including the minority institutions- CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana)To be filled by the Directorate of Medical Education of concerned states using NEET scores as per applicable regulations and/or their eligibility criteria and reservation policy etc.MBBS and BDS admissions in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), BHU and AMUTo be filled using NEET scores through counselling conducted by the institute itself.

Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET 2018 Session:

There are total 7 AIIMS  institutions across the country.
JIPMER, Puducherry, and Karaikal.

This two does not come under NEET UG. Therefore, this will conduct their entrance exam.

NEET 2018 Participating States:

According to the supreme court’s order, the each and every state has to participate in NEET 2017. Because NEET exam will give the admission to the medical and dental colleges marks only.

States Participating in NEET 2018:

S.No. State Name S.No. State Name
1 Andhra Pradesh 13 Kerala
2 Assam 14 Madhya Pradesh
3 Bihar 15 Maharashtra
4 Chattisgarh 16 Odisha
5 Delhi 17 Punjab
6 Goa 18 Rajasthan
7 Gujarat 19 Telangana
8 Haryana 20 Tripura
9 Himachal Pradesh 21 Tamil Nadu
10 Jammu and Kashmir 22 Uttar Pradesh
11 Jharkhand 23 Uttarakhand
12 Karnataka 24 West Bengal


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NEET Important Dates 2017:

Events Dates
NEET 2017 applications to be released Second week of January, 2017
Last date for submitting the application form February 2017
Submitting NEET application form (with late fee) March 2017
Date of uploading of Admit-Card on website April 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date May 2017
Downloading of OMR Answer Sheet June 2017
Declaration of NEET 2017 Result June 2017


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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018:

1 Applicant must be an Indian or  Overseas Citizen
2 Applicant must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2018
3 25 years is an age limit for the candidate of General category as on December 31, 2018
4 30 years is an age limit for the of SC/ST/OBC
5 The General category applicant has to score at least 50% in (P, C.M)
6 The  SC/ST/OBC candidate should score 40% in (P, C, M)
7 The applicant should pass or appear the 12th class with (P, C, B)

NEET Reservation of seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota:

Category Reservation percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Schedule Tribes 7.5%
OBC (as per a central act, seats are reserved for OBC candidates in Central institutions) 27%
Physically Handicapped* 3%

NOTE: For study material of NEET exam just  CLICK HERE.

NEET Reservation For Physically Handicapped candidates:

  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali, Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400 034
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Archarya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20
  • Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai- 600003.|

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NEET Application Form 2018:

  • From the first week of December 2016,  the NEET application will be available in online mode.
  • Before filling the form the applicant is advised to read the eligibility criteria very carefully.
  • If the applicant is not following the any of the rules of NEET then the applicant will not be allowed to give the exam.
  • If any type of discrepancy happens then the applicant is advised to keep the following document with them:
  • 3 printouts of the confirmation page.
  • Application fee proof.
  • copies of identical photos uploaded in the application form.
  • The applicant can submit only one application multiple application is not allowed.
  •  In a case of any mistake, the applicant has to do correction on the official website only.

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NEET Exam Pattern 2017:

NEET 2017 exam date and time May 7, 2017 (tentative)- 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Exam mode Pen and Paper
Exam duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Language English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu
Number of questions 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Distribution of questions 90 questions from Biology and 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response



The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommended the NEET 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses across the country after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE.


 What’s New?

Aadhaar number may be required for filling applications.In JEE Main exam, the Aadhaar number is the primary form.LIKE that only NEET is also applying the same rule.

 NEET in six regional languages:

Now the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be conducted in six languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.Earlier the NEET is conducted only in Hindi and Hindi.

NEET Sample Paper 2017:

It is better for the applicant to go through the last years question paper and sample paper.The NEET 2017 sample paper will be based on the stander question.By solving this, the applicant will also get help to improve the writing skill, time management, etc.

NEET Syllabus 2018:

The conducting authority  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the syllabus of NEET 2017.Also, the syllabus is based on the chapter’s topics of 11th and 12th standers.  The CBSE has made a uniform syllabus after seeing the various syllabus this is all because of the recommendation from MCI.

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NEET Admit Card 2018:

In the month of April 2017, the admit cards are going to release of NEET 2018. The admit card of NEET 2018 is going to release in online mode. The applicant has to download the admit card by filling their ID and date of birth.Only those candidate can download the admit card whose application is accepted by the authority. The admit card conducted the name, exam center address, exam date and time, etc. of the applicants.

NEET Exam Day Guidelines 2018:

It is necessary for the applicant to know that the examination center will open only 45 minutes before. So the applicant has to go 1 hour before only to the testing center. The applicant is advised that not to bring any textual and digital material with themselves inside the examination hall. If any candidate is found with all this, then the unfair case will be marked on it.Also, the criminal action will take place.

 NEET 2017 Exam Day Guidelines:

Events Time
Entry starts  07:30 am to 09:30 am
Checking of NEET 2017 admit card starts 09:30 am to 09:45 am
Distribution of NEET 2017 question booklet 09: 45 am
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/ opened to take out the Answer Sheet 09:55 am
Last entry in NEET 2017 examination hall 09:30 am
NEET 2017 begins 10:00 am
NEET 2017 ends 01:00 pm


What material can be brought inside NEET 2018 examination hall?

The applicant is advised to bring only the following materials in the examination center which are listed below:

-NEET 2018 admit card
-Passport size photograph
-Postcard size photograph affixed on proforma


Can we carry pens inside NEET 2018 examination hall?
No, all required stationery things will be provided from the invigilator.


NEET Answer Key 2018:

The CBSE will release the answer key in the month of June 2018.Not only CBSE but other institutes like Aakash, Allen, Career Point, and Bansal, etc. will also release the answer key for NEET exam 2018. With the help of this, the applicant takes out the average on the bases of their marking which is done in the exam.

NEET Result 2018:

The result of NEET 2018 will declare in the month of June.the NEET exam scorecard will include the following things:

1 The applicant’s  Name, Date of Birth and Category
2 Marked obtained in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
3 Total percentile secured
4 Total marks obtained
5 NEET All India Rank
6 NEET Category Rank
7 NEET All India Quota Rank (for 15% seats)
8 The result of the candidate- whether qualified NEET exam or not
9 Cut off score for counselling under All India Seats


Important Highlights related to previous years of NEET Examination:

AIPMT/NEET Facts 2014 2015 2016
Number of Candidates Registered 5,79,707 6,32,625  8,02,594
Number of Candidates Appeared for AIPMT 5,23,701 3, 74, 386  7,31,223
Number of appeared Male Candidates 46271 ( qualified male +female) 1,80,957  1,83,424 (qualified)
Number of appeared Female Candidates 46271 (qualified male +female) 1, 93, 429  2,26,049 (qualified)
Number of Qualified Transgender              4
Number of Candidates Qualified for  15% All India Quota 18115 NA  19,325
Total Number of MBBS and BDS Seats and Colleges under 15% All India Quota MBBS Seats: 2156 BDS Seats: 249 MBBS Seats: 3179
BDS Seats: 250

NEET examNEET Cutoff 2018:

To pass the exam the applicant has to score the cutoff score is the minimum qualifying marks.It depends on the factors like a number of candidates, a difficulty level of the exam and marking scheme, etc. The candidate can check the cutoff below by their category.

NEET 2018 Cut off Score:

Category Cut off percentile
Unreserved 50th
SC/ST/OBC 40th
Physically Handicapped 45th

NEET Qualifying Percentile:

 NEET Merit List 2018

A merit list for 15% All India Quota seats will be announced by the EXAM conducting authority based on the cut off of NEET. Only the applicant who is qualified will be able to take part in 15% all India quota counseling and accordingly the seats will allow to the applicant.

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NEET Counselling 2018:

NEET counseling will be held for 15% all India quota seats by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)  in the month of June/July 2017. Two rounds will be conducted by the counseling in online mode for the seats in MBBS AND BDS across the country.

NOTE: For study material of NEET exam just  CLICK HERE.


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