NEET 2018 - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2018

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 05 Sep 2017
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NEET 2018 exam will be held for admission to MBBS and BDS courses at the national level. Stay tuned for the latest information on the NEET exam.

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 - The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the one and only national level examination for MBBS and BDS courses in India. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the conducting body for the NEET exam every year. Aspirants appearing for NEET 2018 can seek admissions in the undergraduate medical and dental courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of the country.

NEET 2018 exam is held for aspirants who have appeared for the class 12th examination and the ones awaiting their result. NEET exam 2018 will enable candidates to take admissions in MBBS and BDS courses. Since the removal of AIPMT in 2016, all the top medical colleges and dental colleges in India accept only the NEET score for providing admissions. The NEET exam 2017 was conducted across 103 cities in India on May 7, 2017.

NEET 2018 came into existence in 2016 after the government of India decided to scrap AIPMT and create a single national level examination. Scores obtained in NEET exam will be accepted at all the medical and dental colleges throughout India for admission to bachelor degree courses. Like last year, the NEET 2018 exam will be a pen and paper based examination consisting of 180 questions spread across 3 sections (Physics - 45, Chemistry - 45, Biology - 90). The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

NEET 2018 Highlights

The following table shows a brief of the NEET 2018 examination.

Examination Name

NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)

Conducting Body

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)

NEET 2018 Exam Date

May 2018

Mode of NEET UG

Offline

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Expected Number of Test Takers

11 Lacs

Courses Offered

MBBS and BDS

Seats Offered

55,000

NEET 2018 Important Dates

For NEET 2018 aspirants, the official notification of the NEET exam is yet to be announced. The NEET 2018 application forms are expected to be released in January 2018. Candidates can keep a check on the NEET important dates 2018 on the website. We will keep you posted as soon as the official notification for NEET exam is released. Here are the tentative NEET 2018 Important Dates.

Event

Dates

NEET 2018 Notification Release

December 2017

NEET 2018 Application Form

January/February 2018

Last Date to submit NEET 2018 Application Form

March 2018

Last Date to submit NEET 2018 Application Form (with late fee)

March 2018

NEET 2018 Admit Card

April 2018

NEET 2018 Exam Date

May 2018

NEET 2018 Result

June 2018

NEET 2018 Counselling Date

July 2018

NEET 2018 Application Form

NEET 2018 Application Forms will be available on the official website of NEET. NEET registrations are expected to start in the month of January 2018. Aspirants will be able to apply for MBBS and BDS courses once the official NEET exam notification is announced. Aspirants applying on the official website of NEET will have to submit accurate personal and academic details along with the latest passport size photograph and signature in the size and format as prescribed in the NEET application form. After completing the registration, aspirants have to pay the NEET application fee via Debit Card, Credit Card and Internet Banking.

NEET 2018 Application Fee

NEET application fee for registration varies as per category. Candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories have to pay INR 1400 whereas the candidates belonging to SC, ST and PWD categories have to pay INR 750.

NEET 2018 Category wise Application Fee

Category

Without Late Fee

With Late Fee

General

INR 1400/-

INR 2800/-

OBC

INR 1400/-

INR 2800/-

Scheduled Caste

INR 750/-

INR 2150/-

Scheduled Tribe

INR 750/-

INR 2150/-

PWD

INR 750/-

INR 2150/-

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who wish to seek admission in MBBS and BDS courses at any medical college must fulfill the NEET Eligibility Criteria. There are three parameters involved in checking the NEET eligibility:

NEET 2018 Age Limit

General Category: Aspirant must be at least 17 years old as on or before December 31, 2018. The upper age must not be more than 25 years.

SC/ST/OBC Category: Aspirant must be at least 17 years old as on or before December 31, 2018. The upper age must not be more than 30 years.

Nationality

Only Citizens of India and Overseas Citizens of India are eligible to apply for NEET.

NEET 2018 Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Candidates who are still appearing for the class 12th examination are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidate should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and English with Biology/Biotechnology.
  • General Category students should have secured at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • General Category (Physically handicapped) students should have secured at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • SC/ST/OBC Category students should have secured at least 40% marks in aggregate.

NEET 2018 Syllabus

NEET 2018 Syllabus is prescribed by the Medical Council of India (NCI) after reviewing the syllabus of NCERT, CBSE and State boards. The questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology, studied by the candidate in Class 11th and class 12th. The following tables show the subject wise NEET syllabus:

NEET 2018 Physics Syllabus

S. No.

Class 11th

Class 12th

1

Physical world and Measurement

Electrostatics

2

Laws of Motion

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

3

Kinematics

Current Electricity

4

Work, Energy and Power

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

5

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Electromagnetic Waves

6

Gravitation

Optics

7

Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

8

Thermodynamics

Atoms and Nuclei

9

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electronic Devices

10

Oscillations and Waves

-

NEET 2018 Chemistry Syllabus

S. No.

Class 11th

Class 12th

1

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Solid State

2

Structure of Atom

Solutions

3

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Electrochemistry

4

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Kinetics

5

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Surface Chemistry

6

Thermodynamics

p-Block Elements

7

Equilibrium

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Compounds

8

Redox Reactions

d- and f-Block Elements

9

Hydrogen

Coordination Compounds

10

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Halo Alkanes and Halo Arenes

11

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ether

12

Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

13

Hydrocarbons

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

14

Environmental Chemistry

Bio-molecules

15

-

Polymers

16

-

Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET 2018 Biology Syllabus

S. No.

Class 11th

Class 12th

1

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human Welfare

2

Diversity and Living World

Biotechnology and its Application

3

Human Physiology

Ecology and Environment

4

Plant Physiology

Genetics and Evolution

5

Structural Organization in Plants and Animals

Reproduction

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

Aspirants who wish to clear the NEET exam with excellent marks must know the NEET syllabus and NEET exam pattern thoroughly. Those who want to pursue NEET 2018 exam for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses have a look at the NEET Exam Pattern.

  • NEET 2018 will be a pen and paper based examination.
  • Candidates will have to mark their answers on the OMR sheet using a ball-point pen.
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • There will be a total of 180 questions spread across three sections: Physics - 45, Chemistry - 45, Biology - 90.
  • Each correct answer will be given 4 marks.
  • There will be a deduction of 1 mark for incorrect answers.
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
  • NEET 2018 will be conducted in 10 languages: English, Hindi, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Assamese.

 

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Chemistry

45

180

Physics

45

180

Biology (Zoology)

45

180

Biology (Botany)

45

180

NEET 2018 Admit Card

NEET 2018 Admit Card will be available on the official website of CBSE NEET. The NEET Admit Card is expected to be released in the month of April 2018. Only those candidates who have successfully registered for NEET 2018 will be allowed to download the admit card. Before downloading the NEET Admit Card, the candidate must go through all the details carefully and check for discrepancies, if any. After downloading, the candidate must paste a latest passport size photograph in the space provided.

NEET 2018 Result

CBSE will announce the NEET result 2018 only for candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks as their respective categories. The result will be announced online on the official website of CBSE NEET. The NEET result is expected to be announced in the month of June 2018 and the scores will be published soon after. Candidates are advised to take the printout of the result until the admission to MBBS and BDS courses is complete.

Category

Qualifying Percentage

General

50%

SC/ST/OBC

40%

General PH

45%

Reserved PH

40%

 

NEET 2018 Cut-Off

The cut-off is the minimum marks required for a candidate to qualify the examination. It will be based on the number of students appeared in the exam, the difficulty level and availability of seats. NEET 2018 cut-off will be announced in the month of June 2018. It will consist of the All India Rank (Category wise) of qualified students. The following table shows the minimum qualifying percentile required for a student to clear the NEET exam:

Category

Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved

50th percentile

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/ Other backward classes

40th percentile

Physically handicapped

45th percentile

Here is a table showing the opening and closing ranks of top medical colleges in India in 2017:

 

Public Medical Colleges

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

1

7643

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

73

5109

Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

104

58243

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore

82

22347

Medical College, Kolkata

178

196096

B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

71

20508

Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai

228

30268

Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur

99

56117

Madras Medical College, Chennai

162

114921

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

35

11397

NEET 2018 Counselling

The NEET counseling will be held in the month of June 2018. Candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks will be able to participate in the counseling process as per their rank. Counselling for 15% All India Quota will be conducted by MCC of Directorate of Health Service (DGHS) via online mode. The counseling for the rest 85% will be managed by the respective authorities.

Candidates will have to pay the NEET counseling fee and choose their college of preference in the counseling process. The seat will be allotted based on the choices filled, rank obtained and availability of seat in the college. Candidates will have to appear in the allotted college to complete the final admission formalities.

NEET 2018 Recommended Books

While there are a plethora of books available in the market to crack exams, a student cannot purchase all of them. Therefore, here we have listed some of the best NEET 2018 books recommended to crack the exam.

NEET 2018 Biology Books

Name of the Book

Author/Publisher

Elementary Biology Volume 1

Trueman

Elementary Biology Volume 2

Trueman

Companion Biology

K.Bhatti (Dinesh Publication)

Objective Biology

Dinesh

Question Bank for Biology

Dr. Ali

NEET 2018 Biology Guide – 5th Edition

Disha Publication

NEET 2018 Physics Books

Name of the Book

Author/Publisher

Concepts of Physics

H.C. Verma

Objective Physics

Pramod Agarwal

Fundamentals of Physics

Halliday, Resnick and Walker

NEET 2018 Physics Guide - 5th Edition

Disha Publication

Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations

D.C. Pandey

NEET 2018 Chemistry Books

Name of the Book

Author/Publisher

Physical Chemistry

O.P. Tandon

Physical Chemistry

P. Bahadur

Organic Chemistry

Morrison and Boyd

Organic Chemistry

O.P. Tandon

Organic Chemistry Objective

Arihant

Inorganic Chemistry

O.P. Tandon

Bull's-eye Chemistry for NEET Edition 2018

Seema Saini and K.S. Saini

NEET Previous Years' Papers/Sample Papers:

Practising sample papers from previous years' are very helpful while preparing for entrance exams. It will give the candidates a fair amount of idea about the actual question paper of NEET 2018. It also helps in improving time management skills, accuracy level, and question-solving ability. Here we have a collection of NEET and AIPMT sample papers from previous years.

Paper

Year

Link

NEET-2

2016

Click Here

NEET/AIPMT

2016

Click Here

AIPMT

2015

Click Here

AIPMT

2014

Click Here

AIPMT

2013

Click Here

AIPMT

2012

Click Here

NEET 2018 Exam Score Accepting Colleges

As per NEET 2018 exam, Aspirants who wish to seek admission in any of the top medical colleges in India can see the list of some of the top ranking colleges below that accept the NEET score.

 

S. No.

                                             College

1

Christian Medical College, Vellore

2

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

3

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

4

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

5

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

6

St Johns Medical College, Bangalore

7

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

8

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

9

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

10

Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women, New Delhi

11

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

12

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

13

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

14

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

15

Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

NEET 2018 Exam Centres

To help students find the right NEET 2018 exam centre near their hometown, here is a list of NEET exam centres from all over India. Candidates can select and opt for one they find suitable for them. Last year, 23 new centres were added to the list of existing 80 centres.

NEET 2018 Exam Centres with Codes

STATE/UT

CITY

City Code

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR

PORT BLAIR

901

ANDHRA PRADESH

VIJAYAWADA

902

VISAKHAPATNAM

903

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

ITANAGAR

904

ASSAM

DIBRUGARH

905

GUWAHATI

906

BIHAR

GAYA

907

PATNA

908

CHANDIGARH

CHANDIGARH

909

CHHATTISGARH

RAIPUR

910

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

911

DAMAN & DIU

DAMAN

912

DELHI

DELHI (CENTRAL)

913

DELHI (EAST)

914

DELHI (NORTH)

915

DELHI (SOUTH)

916

DELHI (WEST)

917

GOA

PANAJI

918

GUJARAT

AHMEDABAD

919

RAJKOT

920

SURAT

921

VADODARA

922

HARYANA

FARIDABAD

923

GURGAON

924

HIMACHAL PRADESH

HAMIRPUR

925

SHIMLA

926

JAMMU & KASHMIR

JAMMU

927

SRINAGAR

928

JHARKHAND

BOKARO

929

RANCHI

930

KARNATAKA

BANGALORE

931

BELGAUM

932

GULBARGA

933

MANGALORE

934

KERALA

ERNAKULAM

935

KOZHIKODE

936

TRIVANDRUM

937

LAKSHADWEEP

KAVARATTI

938

MADHYA PRADESH

BHOPAL

939

GWALIOR

940

INDORE

941

JABALPUR

942

UJJAIN

943

MAHARASHTRA

AURANGABAD

944

MUMBAI

945

NAGPUR

946

NASIK

947

PUNE

948

THANE

949

MANIPUR

IMPHAL

950

MEGHALAYA

SHILLONG

951

MIZORAM

AIZAWL

952

NAGALAND

DIMAPUR

953

KOHIMA

954

ODISHA

BEHRAMPUR

955

BHUBANESHWAR

956

ROURKELA

957

PUDUCHERRY

PUDUCHERRY

958

PUNJAB

BHATINDA

959

JALANDHAR

960

RAJASTHAN

AJMER

961

JAIPUR

962

KOTA

963

UDAIPUR

964

SIKKIM

GANGTOK

965

TAMIL NADU

CHENNAI

966

COIMBATORE

967

MADURAI

968

SALEM

969

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

970

TELANGANA

HYDERABAD

971

WARANGAL

972

TRIPURA

AGARTALA

973

UTTARAKHAND

DEHRADUN

974

HALDWANI

975

UTTAR PRADESH

BAREILLY

976

GHAZIABAD

977

JHANSI

978

LUCKNOW

979

NOIDA

980

VARANASI

981

WEST BENGAL

DURGAPUR

982

KOLKATA

983

SILIGURI

984

 

India Today Ranking of Medicine / Health Care colleges in India

Colleges / Institutions

India Today

(2017)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

New Delhi
User rating:
5.0/5

"AIIMS: The Best Medical College" 2 Reviews of AIIMS New Delhi

Less Info
1
Rank unchanged from last year

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Vellore
Less Info
2
Rank unchanged from last year

Armed Forces Medical College

Pune
Less Info
3
Ranking improved by 1 positions as compared to last year

Maulana Azad Medical College

New Delhi
User rating:
4.8/5

"A home for budding doctors" 2 Reviews of MAMC New Delhi

Less Info
4
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals

Mumbai
User rating:
4.5/5

"The common question of any medical student before entering i..." 4 Reviews of GMC College Mumbai

Less Info
5
Ranking improved by 2 positions as compared to last year

Lady Hardinge Medical College

New Delhi
User rating:
4.0/5

"Best college that I can ever imagine" 15 Reviews of LHMC College New Delhi

Less Info
6
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

King George Medical University

Lucknow
User rating:
3.5/5

"One of the finest college to pursue MBBS" 2 Reviews of KGMU Lucknow

Less Info
7
Ranking improved by 2 positions as compared to last year

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University

Bangalore / Bengaluru
User rating:
4.0/5

"Teaching Perspective from a student." 1 Reviews of KMC College Manipal

Less Info
8
Rank unchanged from last year

University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi

New Delhi
User rating:
5.0/5

"About college academics, ranking and facilities" 1 Reviews of UCMS New Delhi

Less Info
9
Ranking declined by 3 positions as compared to last year

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore

Bangalore / Bengaluru
User rating:
4.0/5

"Wonderful learning experience!" 3 Reviews of BMC Bangalore

Less Info
10
Ranking improved by 7 positions as compared to last year

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute

Chennai
Less Info
11
Ranking improved by 2 positions as compared to last year

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh

Aligarh
Less Info
12
Ranking improved by 2 positions as compared to last year

M.S Ramaiah Medical College

Bangalore / Bengaluru
User rating:
4.0/5

"College review" 1 Reviews of MSRMC College Bangalore

Less Info
13
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

St. John Medical College

Bangalore / Bengaluru
User rating:
4.0/5

"Life at St John's Medical College" 4 Reviews of SJMC College Bangalore

Less Info
14
Ranking declined by 4 positions as compared to last year

King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Mumbai
Less Info
15
Ranking declined by 4 positions as compared to last year

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Abhipur
Less Info
16
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

R.G. Kar Medical College

Kolkata / Calcutta
Less Info
17
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi
Less Info
18
Ranking improved by 4 positions as compared to last year

K. J. Somaiya Medical College

Mumbai
Less Info
19
Rank unchanged from last year

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Hyderabad
Less Info
20
Ranking declined by 2 positions as compared to last year

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

Kolkata / Calcutta
Less Info
21
Ranking declined by 1 positions as compared to last year

B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital

Pune
User rating:
4.7/5

"The best Government college of India" 8 Reviews of B.J. Medical College & Sassoon Hospital

Less Info
22
Ranking improved by 1 positions as compared to last year

Medical College & Hospital Kolkata

Kolkata / Calcutta
Less Info
23
Ranking declined by 2 positions as compared to last year

Amrita School of Medicine

Cochin/Kochi
Less Info
24
Rank unchanged from last year

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Rohtak
Less Info
25

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