Exam Detail

NEET(UG)National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Medical
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 180

NEET 2018 Examination is most likely to be held on 10th May (Thursday) 2018. NEET 2018 Application Form will be released in the month of January 2018. 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 From the year 2016 onwards, AIPMT exam has been replaced by NEET examination.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. Through this article, students can get details about NEET 2018 exam including application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Exam Pattern

  • Courses: It is conducted for BDS/MBBS courses.
  • Number of Questions:  The question paper would consist of total 180 MCQs with a single right answer.
  • Subjects: The paper would be asked from subjects as Botany, Chemistry Physics, and Zoology.
  • Language: The language of question paper would be in 8 different regional languages English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, and Telugu. 
  • Mode of Exam: NEET 2017 Exam would be held in offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
  • Duration: The exam duration would be 3 hours (180 Minutes).
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks would be given for each right answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark would be subtracted for each wrong answer as negative marking.


Number of questions in each section

Total Marks

 Zoology 45 180
 Chemistry 45 180
 Chemistry 45 180
 Botany 45 180
 Total 180 720

Important Dates

Notification release January 2018
Application form available Last week of January 2018
Last date to submit the application 1st week of March 2018
Application correction window 2nd week of March 2018
Exam date 10th May 2018

Eligibility criteria

We have mentioned NEET 2018 eligibility criteria as per state and All India basis.

NEET Application Form 2018

The detailed application procedure is mentioned below:

  • 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.

Nationality: Indian & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

  • Applicants should be an Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India to be eligible for NEET 2017 entrance exam.
  • Overseas Citizens of India are qualified for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations structured by the respective Government of India and State Governments.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates applying for NEET 2017 Examination to have Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI.

Age Limit for NEET 2017

  • Age – The minimum age limit which is required is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.

Unreserved category age limit 

  • The upper age limit for applicants who are looking for admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on December 31, 2016

Reserved category age limit 

  • The Upper age limit is 30 years for Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/Other Backward Classes category candidates in NEET 2017.
  • This age limit is after giving relaxation of five years

NEET 2016 aspirants must be born on or between

General Category  

The candidates need to be born in between 1st January, 1992 to 1stJanuary, 2000.

SC/ST/OBC Category

candidates need to be born in between 1st January, 1987 to 1stJanuary, 2000.

Marks Required at 10+2/HSC 

50% marks for General Category

  • Candidate needs to have cleared Chemistry, Physics, Bio-technology/Biology and English independently and must have gained at least 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Bio-technology/Biology.

40% Marks for Other Backward Classes/Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe Category

  • Those candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes or Other Backward Classes need to secure a minimum of  40% marks in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Bio-technology taken together

Qualifying Marks for PH/PWD Category

  • Candidates need to have gained at least of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH applicants with locomotors disability of lower limbs


Marks obtained in Class XIIth Mathematics Subject shall not be considered for NEET 2017 MBBS Admission Course.

NEET 2017 Participating Colleges LIst : Click Here

NEET 2017 Counselling

  • NEET 2017 Counselling is conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India.
  • Registration for NEET 2017 Counselling is closed now. Exercising of choices and locking for NEET 2017 Counselling Round 2 is in progress from 9th September 2017.
  • Choices filling and locking would be done through online mode. Only registered applicants can make their choices.
  • At the time of counselling, the applicant documents would be verified and college would be allotted to the students as per their selection and availability.
  • The seat would be allotted through online counselling. 

How to Apply for NEET

Here we are providing the procedure to fill the NEET 2018 application form:

  • Visit the official website of NEET UG 2018 (link will be provided above).
  • Go through the online services section and click on “Apply Online” button.
  • Real all the given instructions carefully and click on “Proceed to Apply Online NEET (UG) 2018”.
  • The application form will be displayed on the screen.
  • Now, fill details like basic personal, guardian, contact, academic, exam centre and other required details in the application form.
  • Before submitting the details, verify them and click on the “Final Submit” button.
  • After that, a registration number will be generated.
  • Go through the “Upload Photo/Signature” section.
  • You have to click on the “Browse” button and select the scanned images of a photograph and signature.
  • You should upload the scanned images in the prescribed format.
  • After uploading the scanned images, click on “Next” button.
  • Select the application fee payment option and choose the payment mode.
  • Enter the required payment details and pay the application fee.
  • After completing the fee payment, candidates will be able to take printout of the confirmation page.
  • Candidates are suggested to take printout of the confirmation page to confirm the successful completion of the application process and fee submission.

Important Dates

Notification release January 2018
Application form available Last week of January 2018
Last date to submit the application 1st week of March 2018
Application correction window 2nd week of March 2018
Exam date 10th May 2018


Best Biology Books for NEET Preparation

  • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
  • Trueman's Biology Vol 1 and 2
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Pradeep Publication's Biology
  • GRB Bathla's Publication's for Biology

Best Physics Books for NEET Preparation

  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • D C Pandey Objective Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov

Best Chemistry Books for NEET Preparation

  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Dinesh Chemistry

How to Prepare for NEET 2017?

Nothing special. The preparation strategy for NEET 2017 should be the same like AIPMT. Students who are worried about the difference in syllabus of NEET and their state CET, it’s not that big issue which is made out by everybody. The key is to follow recommended books (NCERT) or AIPMT (NEET) study material of any coaching.

Subject Wise Tips for NEET 2017

Physics : 

Along with a good book for physics like HC Verma , it’s recommended to follow a coaching material as it is specifically designed for entrance exam preparation.

Practice conceptual problems. Take up problems that relate theoretical physics to daily life. Your analytical skills will be tested in solving the questions.

For Chemistry & Biology : 

Read from NCERT books. These are recommended books for NEET.

NCERT books, practice tests, doubt removals, revising topics, solving questions every day, maintaining speed and accuracy, and regular with your coaching classes throughout the next 1 year are some of the key things which you need to follow to crack NEET 2017.

NEET Previous year Cut-Off Score


Marks Range

Schedule Caste

SC – PH 315-302
UR 695-453
OBC – PH 322-312
Other Backward Classes 453-450
UR – PH 449-324
Schedule Tribe 451-288

Reservation of Seats 

  • Schedule Tribe category- 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes-Non creamy layer- 27
  • PH category- 3% (on horizontal basis)
  • Schedule Caste category- 15%

NEET Admit Card 2017 : 15th April 2017

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